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College of Nursing

Nursing Diploma
Nursing Diploma

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at Sullivan University consists of Practical Nursing, Associate of Science in Nursing, and a bridge from Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing (LPN-RN). The earliest program dates back to the late seventies. Aside from its lengthy history, what makes the College of Nursing unique is its proximity to several major hospitals, its accelerated programs, and its smaller class sizes, which equate to more hands-on training and one-on-one time with professors for each student.

The campus has several competitive features, including two high-fidelity simulation labs. A simulation man or, “sim-mom,” provides students simulation experiences for various acute care scenarios such as aspiration/choking or allergic reactions. And, a simulation mom or, “sim-mom,” enables experiences with different birthing scenarios from high-risk to low-risk situations. These high-tech labs have video capability so that professors can record the simulation and debrief the students with valuable feedback. The facility also has three skills labs, an on-campus library, and on-site student services. The classroom faculty--who hold Master's Degrees in Nursing--bring a wealth of real-world experience, some of which are still practicing. The College of Nursing is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing in addition to the University’s SACSCOC accreditation.

Nursing is one of the most respected professions, and it provides the opportunity to care for others. After graduation, pre-licensure programs require a certification exam in order to practice as licensed professionals in their respective fields. Many new graduates from nursing programs will find careers in acute care or a long-term care facility. Others may go into psychiatric facilities, obstetrics, emergency rooms, pediatrics, or ICUs. Nurses can also continue their education with certifications in various specialties.

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College Highlights

Faculty are specialists in their Fields

All of the nursing faculty are specialists in their fields and the vast majority are still practitioners in their field of endeavor. This ensures that the theory presented is also supported by the current best of care practices present in the healthcare community. There is a personal, friendly atmosphere at the school that invites students to have an open-door feeling to the administration.

Individualized Attention

Faculty are matched to the courses they teach, provide individualized attention as well as the academic preparation that allows students to have a solid academic experience.

Kentucky Program of Nursing Benchmarks

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Finish in under 2 years!

In the AS in Nursing program, students have the opportunity to begin clinical rotations within the first six months and can complete the RN program in under two years.

Why the College of Nursing is a Good Choice

All courses taken in the Sullivan University College of Nursing are taught by nursing professionals with frontline experience in nursing practice and teaching. Faculty are matched to the courses they teach, provide individualized attention and have the experience as well as the academic preparation that allows students to have a solid academic experience.


Shannon Williams

"It’s actually made life for my son and I much better, as far as being financially able to care for both of us. I have security, a lot of confidence, and it’s actually helped me move into a better stage in my life."

Shannon Williams,

College of Nursing

About the Dean

Carla Carter has been the Dean of Nursing at Sullivan University since 2016; however, she was also with Sullivan between 2004 to 2010. She has her Associate Degree in nursing, RN, and has completed both a BSN and MSN from Indiana Wesleyan. She is currently finishing her dissertation for a Doctorate. For Carla, managing logistics and operations are a part of her job as Dean, but what drives her passion are the students. She genuinely wants them to succeed and enjoys helping them achieve their goals.

Carla Carter