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Learn what it takes to be an important member of the healthcare industry.

With extensive knowledge and skills, backed by impressive years of experience, the instructors of Learning To Care Academy, LLC can help you achieve your dream of becoming a certified nursing assistant.


Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 400, Columbia, SC 29201; 803.737.2260. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met. Licensure is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality and is not equal to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Hands-On. Experienced. Passionate.

Greeting, I’m Kimberly Sussewell, the program director and founder of Learning To Care Academy, LLC. I started as a CNA and became a nurse in 1996. Through the years, I have learned that nurses rely on nursing assistants. I have also observed that nursing assistants spend more time with patients.

My passion is to teach and oversee the nursing assistant training program for people who aspire to pursue a career in healthcare. Through Learning To Care Academy, LLC, I assist, nurture, and help students grow and be successful. My team and I are committed to helping the students be the best nurse assistant they can be.

Mission Statement 

Learning To Care Academy, LLC provides high-quality educational services for nursing assistants throughout the Columbia metropolitan area. My team assists individuals in becoming productive healthcare members in the community through clinical knowledge and a practical-based learning environment.


Learning To Care Academy, LLC aspires to prepare students to successfully pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Examination. The team looks forward to seeing our students make a positive impact on the healthcare system. To provide dedicated professionals with advanced education and demonstrated teaching practices that support and promote learning in a synergistic environment.

Program Director and Founder

I could not be more excited to begin my new role as Program Director and Founder of Learning To Care Academy, LLC. I am honored to provide healthcare service to the community.

I have more than 25 years of experience working in various nursing specialties. I began my career as a nursing assistant at Providence Hospital, Columbia, SC. For most of my career, I worked at Providence Hospital for 20 years in medical/surgical, orthopedic, cardiac care, recovery room, palliative care, and clinical nurse educator. I also have 5 years of experience in palliative/hospice care and held numerous leadership positions.

My wide range of experiences in healthcare as a certified nursing assistant, bedside nurse, hospice nurse, clinical educator, director of nursing, and regional educator consultation has provided me with a wealth of knowledge to make a difference in people’s lives and our community. I am passionate about teaching students lifesaving skills while making a positive change in their future.

I earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from Midlands Technical College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina - Aiken, and Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

I have been married to my husband, Roger, for 23 years. We have three daughters: Jayda, Kayla, and Tamiya, and our shelter adopted dog, Daisy. I am the youngest of six siblings and my parents were inspirational to me. My mother inspired me to become a registered nurse. My father, now deceased, was a strong advocate for the community.

As a member of the community, Learning To Care Academy's strategic mission and vision is to train students to become healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing a collaborative and supportive learning environment. You’ll find a quality learning environment with emphasis on your success. We take pride in meeting the needs of our students while obtaining their career goals.

I thank you for letting the Learning to Care Academy be your next step to success!


Kimberly Sussewell, RN, MSN



Hopkins, South Carolina


M.S., University of Texas at Arlington

B.S., University of South Carolina at Aiken

A.S., Midland Technical College


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