Eleanor J. Sullivan is professor and former dean of the University of Kansas School of Nursing. From 1997 to 1999 she was president of Sigma Theta Tau International. She has served on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and on the advisory council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health, among other professional positions.
Dr. Sullivan is known for her publications in nursing, including her award-winning textbook, Effective Leadership and Management in Nursing, now in its fifth edition. Other publications include Creating Nursing's Future: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges and Nursing Care for Clients with Substance Abuse, as well as articles in nursing and health care publications. From 1997 to 2002, she served as the editor of the Journal of Professional Nursing, the official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Today, Dr. Sullivan is writing mystery novels featuring nurses. By showing nursing realistically, she hopes that readers will understand the complexity of nursing care and the skills and knowledge involved in being a nurse. Her first novel, Twice Dead, was released in 2002 by Hilliard & Harris Publishers. More books in the series are planned. Learn more at EleanorSullivan.com.