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Carolyn Sanders, DBA, LNHA, LPN


Adjunct Faculty

Programs/Classes Taught:

MHA 527 Health Care Finance
LTC 460 Leadership and Human Resources for Long-Term Care Administrators
MHA 522 Business Operations in Health Care
MHA 541 Strategic Management in Healthcare

Areas of Expertise:

Healthcare Management, Finance, and General Business courses


Began teaching at National Louis University in October, 2016 in the College of Professional Studies and Advancement. Teaches courses in healthcare management and healthcare finance. Previously worked at several nursing homes over the past ten years as a Nursing Home Administrator and as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 26 years. Certified nursing assistant instructor for five years as well as a CPR instructor. Taught as an adjunct instructor at a private college in the business department. Courses taught where economics, healthcare law and ethics, accounting I and II and healthcare management courses.


Doctorate of Business Administration, Argosy University.
Concentration: International Business.
Masters of Business Administration, National Louis University
Concentration: Finance
Bachelors of Science, Macon State College, Macon, Georgia.
Concentration: Healthcare Services Administration   
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Licensed 2003
Diploma, Cisco Junior College; Abilene, Texas
Majored in Practical Nursing; Licensed 28 December 1992

Research and Interests:

My primary research interest is in the area of quality care measures in long-term care facilities and how it affects patient outcome.

Contact Information:

Carolyn Sanders, DBA, LNHA, LPN

    NLU email:

    Phone: (773) 396-3377


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