Andrea Sartain: Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor


  • EdD, Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators, The University of Alabama, 2018
  • MSN, Masters of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader, The University of Alabama, 2010
  • BSN, Bachelor Science in Nursing, The University of Alabama, 2003


Dr. Sartain received her BSN from The University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing in 2003. In 2010, she completed her MSN and obtained certification by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL). In 2018, Dr. Sartain received her EdD in Instructional Leadership from The University of Alabama’s College of Education.

Prior to her career in nursing education, Dr. Sartain gained clinical experience in both critical and palliative care. Since joining CCN as a full-time faculty member in 2011, Dr. Sartain has taught in a variety of courses in the traditional BSN program, and she served as the Simulation Specialist for eight years. In addition to her primary teaching assignments in the traditional BSN program, Dr. Sartain also teaches in the RN-BSN, MSN and EdD programs.

Honors and Awards

  • Alabama League for Nursing Lamplighter Award 2022
  • Sam S. May Commitment to Service Award 2015

Areas of Interest

  • Nursing Education & Professional Development
  • Simulation

Scholarly Highlights

  • ORED Grant: Does quizzing in baccalaureate nursing educational impact NCLEX-RN success?
  • Research Study and publications: The frequency of testing and its effects on exam scores in a fundamental level baccalaureate nursing course.
  • Publications: Utilizing nursing students for a complex role-play simulation with a capstone simulation for nursing students.