UPIKE names new dean for Elliott School of Nursing

On behalf of the University of Pikeville, President Burton J. Webb, Ph.D., and Provost Lori Werth, Ph.D., announced the appointment of K... Read more

UPIKE launches RN-BSN online program

Beginning this fall, registered nurses working full time will have an opportunity to complete their RN-BSN coursework online at the Univ... Read more

UPIKE nursing students honored during traditional ceremony

The University of Pikeville Elliott School of Nursing recently honored 25 new nurses during the 33rd annual nursing pinning ceremony.Read more

University of Pikeville honors Class of 2017

The University of Pikeville honored the academic achievements of 262 graduates at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree... Read more


A Career in Nursing

A nursing career can mean flexibility in the hours you work, the ability to select an area of nursing in which you can excel and to live in a geographic area you may prefer. A two-year associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.) allows you the foundational education requirements to become a registered nurse (RN) once all state regulations are completed and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN) is passed.

The next educational step after an A.D.N. to advance your nursing career may be enrollment in a RN-BSN or higher degree program of nursing. Nursing has educational and career paths to suit most people and has become a career choice for a diverse mix of students.

The University of Pikeville Elliott School of Nursing offers a two-year program associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.) program. The A.D.N. program also permits a licensed practical nurse to earn their A.D.N. in two semesters/one year, once admitted to the LPN-to-RN program of study. The A.D.N. program has monitoring approval status from the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

The Elliott School of Nursing also offers a hybrid-based ACEN nationally accredited RN-BSN program. This program is for RNs only and has separate admission criteria and curriculum.

Come and see how the Elliott School of Nursing can advance your career!


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