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Rhode Island

Licensing Agency

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Sullivan University is authorized to operate in Rhode Island under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

Professional Board Licensure

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy

The Sullivan University Bachelor of Science in Accounting program does not qualify students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure exam.  Additional academic credit hours are required.

The Sullivan University Master of Business Administration with Accounting Concentration does not meet the CPA licensure requirements in the state of Rhode Island.

Sullivan University Associate of Science in Health Information Management graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician exam (RHIT). There are no states that currently require licensure or certification.  However, some employers require an employee to have a certification or registration.

The state of Rhode Island does not have licensure requirements for the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) profession.

The state of Rhode Island does not have licensure requirements for the Interior Design profession.  Successful completion of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) Exam is required to become a "Registered Interior Designer," but professionals can practice without that credential.

Sullivan University Medical Assistant Diploma graduates are prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA(AAMA)) examination for certification.  Graduates in the Associate of Science in Medical Assisting degree program are also prepared to take this exam because the graduate is also receiving the Medical Assistant Diploma.  Rhode Island does not have licensure requirements for the Medical Assistant/Medical Assisting profession.  Certification is preferred but not required.  

There are no states currently that require licensure or certification for the Medical Coding profession.  However, some employers require an employee to have certification or registration.  The Sullivan University Medical Coding graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Association exam (CCA).

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education

The Sullivan University Practical Nursing Diploma program prepares graduates to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Practical Nurse (PN) and meets licensure requirements in Rhode Island.

The Sullivan University Associate of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN) and meets licensure requirements in Rhode Island.

The baccalaureate degree in Nursing at Sullivan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org/).

The Sullivan University RN-BSN program does not lead to any type of licensure in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Department of Health

The Sullivan University Doctor of Pharmacy program meets educational requirements for licensure in the state of Rhode Island.

The Sullivan University Community Pharmacy Certificate and Pharmacy Technician Diploma programs meet licensure requirements in the state of Rhode Island.

The state of Rhode Island does not have licensure requirements for the Phlebotomy profession.

Rhode Island Board of Registration for Physician Assistants

Coursework (excluding Clinical Rotations) for the Sullivan University Master of Science Physician Assistant program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The Sullivan University Master of Science Physician Assistant program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Rhode Island. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

The state of Rhode Island does not have licensure requirements for the Limited Medical Radiography profession.

The Sullivan University Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program meets educational requirements for licensure in the state of Rhode Island.

The state of Rhode Island does not have licensure requirements for the Surgical Technology profession.