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Building on initial preparation in the ADN or diploma program, the RN to BSN student at Sullivan University prepares for a broader scope of practice, obtains an holistic perspective, and under-stands the cultural, social, economic, community and leadership issues that impact patients and shape nursing care.

To meet these needs, Sullivan offers courses focusing on evidence based practice, economics and finance, diversity in healthcare, management and leadership, community theory and family theory, quality care and patient safety and technology and informatics. This course content, and other competencies identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and other professional organizations, is included.

RN to BSN Program Highlights

The RN to BSN Program at Sullivan University provides critical knowledge and a valuable credential for the next step in your professional life. The online format allows students to earn a BSN degree in a timely manner — a degree based on the AACN Essentials for Baccalaureate Education, and on professional standards from national organizations.

This top-quality program is provided in a 24/7 format that allows students from around the globe to interact and enhance their overall educational development. The RN to BSN experiences requires no mandatory log-in times, and Registered Nurses receive 47 block credits for previous nursing courses taken in the associate degree or diploma based program. Using an accelerated format, core nursing courses are taken sequentially.

All courses taken in the Sullivan University College of Nursing are taught by respected professionals in nursing with frontline experience in nursing practice and teaching. Over 80% of nursing faculty have a Doctorate, and all have a Master's degree in nursing. 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.

Why Choose Sullivan University Online?
  • Complete flexibility
    Balance school, a full-time job and a family by setting your own schedule and learning at your own pace.
  • Global access
    Log on to your online courses anytime, anywhere. All you need is an Internet connection.
  • Personalized attention
    Our courses are designed so that you can learn independently but with the reassurance that your instructors are always available to provide feedback and answer questions.
  • Constant support system
    Our online support center means any technical issues you encounter will be resolved quickly.
  • Career services
    Our team of career services specialists will connect you with employers and job opportunities all over the country.

How Sullivan Equips You For Success.

All courses available online with 24/7 access and support

Many nursing courses are taken one at a time so that the focus is on a single topic

Coursework is designed to have an immediate impact on your current position

After you graduate, courses can be taken again free of charge so that you can stay current in nursing or refresh prior to entering into a nursing graduate program

Career services available for life

More than 80% of faculty have earned doctorates and teach in their area of expertise

Enhance your scholarly and analytical skills to assess and utilize evidence based practice

Address global problems from a local, national and world perspective

Approach nursing from a holistic perspective

Demonstrate the principles of leadership, management, and finance as they apply to community organizations, long-term care facilities and hospital based organizations

Curriculum designed by nurses who are experts in their fields to address key elements necessary to meet the demanding needs within the nursing profession and healthcare system

Attend an academic program that provides a solid nursing foundation

The College of Nursing at Sullivan University offers classes year-round, with terms that begin every January, March, June and September. Nursing students can enter into their initial Nursing Core courses in either March or September.


Sullivan University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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