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Kayla Sullivan, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor and DEMSN/2nd BSN Degree Program Lead



Dr. Kayla Sullivan currently teaches in the UNLV School of Nursing undergraduate program. She also serves as faculty advisor for SON’s Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor in Nursing program.


Dr. Sullivan’s clinical experience includes adult emergency medicine, adult intensive care, outpatient surgery, and inpatient perioperative nursing.

Classes Taught

Dr. Sullivan has taught courses in medical-surgical, geriatric intermediate care, critical care and nutrition.

Education Background

In 2021, Dr. Sullivan earned her DNP from UNLV.  Previously, she earned her master of science in nursing from Chamberlain University in Illinois and her BSN from Marian University in Indianapolis.

Research or Scholarship

Dr. Sullivan’s current research focus is on workplace violence in the emergency department, nurse safety, nurse perception of violence, and nurse confidence in managing violent patients/visitors.

Awards, recognitions, or group affiliations

Dr. Sullivan is a member of both the Emergency Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.