Cindy Sullivan is a nurse practitioner in the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute, where she has worked for more than 20 years. Ms. Sullivan has a comprehensive background in the care of neuroscience patients and has worked in the intensive care unit and stroke-certified programs.
In her present role, Ms. Sullivan primarily cares for Barrow’s complex spine and neurotrauma patients. She lectures nationally and internationally on the care of neuroscience patients. She has been on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and is a member of the World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses and Chair of the AANN Institute of Medicine Task Force Committee.
Originally from Iowa, Cindy received her BSN from the University of Iowa in 1988. She received her Master of Nursing Education degree from the University of Phoenix in 1996, and certification as an adult nurse practitioner in 1998 from Arizona State University. She is an AANN-certified neuroscience nurse (CNRN).
- ANP-C, Arizona State University, 1998
- MSN, University of Phoenix, 1996
- BSN, University of Iowa, 1988
- American Association of Neuroscience Nurses National and Local Chapters
- World Federation of Neuroscience Nursing
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Chair, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses Institute of Medicine Task Force Committee
- Scientific Committee Member of World Federation of Neuroscience Nurses
- Director at-Large, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
- President, Triad Chapter, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
- President-elect, Triad Chapter, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
- Neurotrauma Special Focus Group Facilitator, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
- Excellence in Clinical Care Finalist, Nursing Weekly
- Employee of the Month, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
- Nurse of the Year, Barrow Neurological Institute
- Never Stop Moving Award, Depuy Institute: Nursing Matters