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Elliott School of Nursing
Karen Damron, Dean
The Elliott School of Nursing has been in operation since 1983 and since then has graduated more than 750 students who have gone on to nursing careers in a variety of settings. A career as a Registered Nurse enables one to work in a variety of settings, typically with great pay and benefits. Nurses have opportunities to get to know their patients, work as a team, give back to their community, and even travel the world! Our experienced and dedicated faculty are ready to prepare you for an exciting career.
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 full approval status from the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
The Elliott School of Nursing also offers an online nationally accredited RN-BSN program. This program is for RNs only and has separate admission criteria and curriculum.The Elliott School of Nursing Experience and Trusted RN-BSN faculty all hold terminal degrees. We offer competitive pricing and the program is Nationally accredited.The RN-BSN program was the first 100% distance learning program at the University of Pikeville.
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The ADN program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
The baccalaureate nursing program at The University of Pikeville located in Pikeville, Kentucky is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400Atlanta, GA 30326(404) 975-5000http://www.acenursing.org
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
You can view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at