Davis and Elkins College Nursing Program Review

Davis and Elkins College (D&E), located in the mountains of Elkins, West Virginia was founded by Senator Davis and Senator Elkins. Davis and Elkins College offers over 30 academic programs, and majors include traditional arts and sciences and professional studies including teacher education. Davis and Elkins College also offers pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, forestry, the ministry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and the law.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree in Nursing program at Davis and Elkins College allows Licensed Practical Nurses to enter the program with advanced placement. Individuals who graduate from the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Davis and Elkins College go on to apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination, in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of West Virginia.

Individuals who apply to the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Davis and Elkins College must hold a high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed the college math placement test into FND 112 or greater. Applicants must have an ACT composite score of 20 or an SAT score of 460 in Maths and 500 in Verbal. Applicants must have completed a three-credit chemistry course from an accredited institution with a “C” grade or above within the last five years of applying to the nursing program. Individuals must have completed the Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam with a minimum score of 70% and completed eight hours of college-level Anatomy and Physiology with a minimum “C” grade or above. These admission requirements must also be completed by individuals who hold a GED diploma and transfer students.

Individuals who already hold Licensed Practical Nurse licensure (LPN) must provide proof of the licensure when applying and must also provide two letters of recommendation, one must be from the individual’s most recent health care supervisor or instructor. Licensed Practical Nurses applying to the program must also have a score of 120 or above on the National League of Nursing Comprehensive Exam for Licensed Practical Nurses. If a student is successful at this examination, they will be awarded credits for the following courses; Introduction to Nursing, Nutrition, Anatomy, Physiology, and Life Span Development.

If a student leaves the nursing program at Davis and Elkins College and wishes to be readmitted they must provide transcripts of all academic work, and a medical form completed by a licensed physician. Readmitted individuals must also provide proof of liability and personal health insurance and a completed application form.

The requirements for the nursing degree consist of 72 total semester hours, 48 of which are nursing courses including; Introduction to Nursing, Pharmacology, Disruptions in Mental Health, Nursing Concept Synthesis, Management of Care, Social Problems, Intro to Sociology, and many more.

The nursing programs at Davis and Elkins College are approved by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Davis and Elkins College
100 College Street,
Elkins, WV 26241
Phone: (304) 637-1900