University of Pikeville

Elliott School of Nursing
Kathy Hillwig
(606) 218-5750
KHillwig@upike.edu

 

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.


nursing student walking across stage during commencement
UPIKE Nursing students participate in simulator training on campus
UPIKE Nursing students are pictured together before nursing pinning during commencement week.

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.

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


Accreditation Information

 The ADN program is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

The University of Pikeville RN-BSN Completion Program is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Accreditation Statistics

Program Outcome 1:  Program Completion Rates

  • Expected Level
    of Achievement (ELA): 75% of RN-BSN students will graduate from the University
    of Pikeville with a baccalaureate degree in nursing within 150% of the length
    of the program.

    • 150% Full-time program length = 18 months
    • 150% Part-time program length = 36 months

Admission
Year
Number
Admitted
Full-time
Graduated
in 150%

(12-18
months)
Part-time
Graduated
in 150%

(19-36
months)
Actual
Level of Achievement
August 2014 11 8 0 73%
August 2015 8 6 0 75%
August 2016 8 6 0 75%
August 2017 18 14 0 78%
August 2018 27 In-Process In-Process TBD

 


 

Program Outcome 2:
Graduates Obtaining a Job and Different Practice Role  

  • Expected Level
    of Achievement (ELA):
    90% of RN-BSN graduates will have RN employment
    within one (1) year of graduation.

  • Expected Level
    of Achievement (ELA):
    50% of RN-BSN graduates will indicate seeking
    or have achieved a different practice role within one (1) year post-graduation.

Graduation
Year
Number
of Graduates
%
Contacted
%
Employed within

one
(1) year of graduation
%
seeking or achieved new practice role within 1 year of graduation
2016 6 100% 100% 33%
2017 6 83% 100% 50%


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