Biography

Dr. Sullivan PhD, MSN, ARNP-BC, began her nursing career in 1983 when she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Mt. St. Vincent in New York City. Her expertise includes an extensive history of nursing practice that extends over a thirty year period. As an ARNP she cared for the indigent populations in Broward County, Florida. She is currently a faculty nursing instructor at Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. Her research interest is the effects of sharing stories on older adult’s well-being as they transition to long-term care.   

Teaching

  • Complex Care in Nursing Situations with Adults and Aging Population in Practice
  • Acute Care in Nursing Situations with Adults and Aging Populations in Practice

Recent Publications

  • Sullivan, G., & Williams, C. (2017). Older adult transitions to long-term care: A meta-synthesis. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(3), 41-49.
  • Sullivan, G. (2016). Data collection. Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences, 3, 22.
  • Tappen, R.M., Worch, S. M., Elkins, D., Hain, D. J., Moffa, C. M., & Sullivan, G. (2014). Resident, family and staff preferences for remaining in the nursing home versus transfer to acute care when a change in condition occurs. JGN, 40, 48-57.
  • Sullivan, G. (2013). Nursing curriculum and the science of caring, International Journal for Human Caring, 17:3, 71.
  • Sullivan, G. (2013). Discerning Caring. Website under aesthetics 5th picture,  www.nursingascaring.com

Poster presentations

  • Sullivan, G.(April, 2014). Long-term care, Haitian American nursing assistant, and heart disease. Fourth Annual Florida Nurses Association Symposium (Poster).
  • Sullivan, G. (May, 2014). Long-term care, Haitian American nursing assistant, and heart disease. The Florida Chapter of GAPNA 2014 FL-GAPNA 2nd CEU Symposium (Poster).
  • Sullivan, G. (May, 2013). Nursing curriculum and the science of caring. 34th International Association for Human Caring Conference (Podium)

Honors/Awards

Board Certified ARNP through ANCC since 1997; CCRN through ANCC; ACLS & BLS Instructor through AHA

  • 2008 Nurse of the year-Education and Staff Development,  Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital
  • 1997 Nurse of the year-Staff Nurse, Memorial Regional Hospital
  • 2014 Excellence in discovering best practices, Fourth Annual Florida Nurses Association Symposium, Poster presentation: Long-Term Care, Haitian American Nursing Assistant, and Heart Disease
  • 2016 Florida Nurses Foundation District 21 Louise Fiske Memorial Scholarship

Education

  • PhD: Christine E. Lynne College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (2017)
  • MSN, ARNP: Florida International University, Miami, FL (1996)                 
  • BSN, RN: The College of Mt. St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY (1983)