Academics Information

Academic Information

Academic Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty

Information regarding the College’s various educational programs can be found here. Information regarding the College’s instructional facilities can be found here. Information regarding the College’s faculty can be found here.

Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs

The Associate Degree Nursing Program and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (pre-licensure) Program are board approved by the West Virginia RN Board.

Public Notice of Upcoming Continuing Accreditation Visits By The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA)

Accreditation Disclosure

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Davis & Elkins College located in Elkins, West Virginia is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000
 

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by ACEN regarding this program at: http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Davis & Elkins College located in Elkins West Virginia is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this programat http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) Board of Commissioners granted initial accreditation for the Davis & Elkins College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program, delivered via distance education, on October 26, 2017, and initial accreditation for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (pre-licensure) Program on February 22, 2023.

NLN CNEA

The Watergate 

2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

(202) 909-2487

View the public information disclosed by the NLN CNEA regarding BSN programs at https://cnea.nln.org/accredited-programs

Affiliations

Davis & Elkins College is affiliated with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the American Council on Education, the Appalachian College Association, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the College Board, the Council of Independent Colleges, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Division II), National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, and West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities.

Transfer of Credit Policy/Articulation Agreements and Transfer Credit Evaluation Criteria and Guidelines

Information regarding the transfer of credit, credit evaluation criteria, and guidelines can be found in the College Catalog here.

This information pertains to

  • students entering D&E as transfer students
  • students currently matriculated at D&E

Student Outcomes

Retention Rates

The table below presents the first-to-second-year retention rate for each incoming class of first-time/first-year students.

Year Incoming Returning Retention %
2015 to 2016 213 134 62.91%
2016 to 2017 221 150 67.87%
2017 to 2018 236 148 62.71%
2018 to 2019 196 125 63.78%
2019 to 2020 213 144 67.61%

Graduation Rates

Pell Grant Recipient Graduation Rates

Total Pell Grant Recipients for Fall 2013 Incoming Students 107
Pell Grant Recipients in 2013 Cohort 74
Pell Grant Recipients in 2013 Cohort who Graduated* 25
Graduation Rate of 2013 Cohort Pell Grant Recipients* 34%
Total Pell Grant Recipients of 2013 Incoming Students who Graduated** 31
Graduation Rate for all 2013 Incoming Student Pell Grant Recipients** 29%

* First-time, full-time students who began their studies in Fall 2013 and received a degree or award within 150 percent of “Normal Time” to completion for their program. Using IPEDS definitions.
**Graduation rate for all Fall 2013 Pell Grant recipients. Using IPEDS definitions.

Intercollegiate Athletics Graduation Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid

Davis & Elkins annually calculates the graduation rate for new, full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates receiving athletically related student aid. The student-athlete graduation rate, calculated directly based on IPEDS-GRS (which is the methodology the U.S. Department of Education requires), is the proportion of first-year, full-time student-athletes who entered a school on institutional aid (whether athletics-based aid or otherwise) and graduated from that institution within six years. This federal rate does not account for students who transfer from their original institution and graduate elsewhere; they are considered non-graduates at both the college they left and the one from which they eventually graduate. The rates are available NCAA.org.

Post Graduate Survey (Placement in Employment, Job Placement, and Graduate and Professional Education)

Davis & Elkins College periodically surveys graduates and works with partners to determine the types of employment of our graduates.

RN Licensure Pass Rates

The most recent annual licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers.

Year NCLEX-RN Pass Rate National Pass Rate
2010 92.59% 87.42%
2011 89.47% 87.90%
2012 85.71% 90.34%
2013 86.96% 83.04%
2014 71.79% 81.79%
2015 85.71% 86.75%
2016 72.14% ASN Program;
None tested LPN-ASN Program
84.56%
2017 100% ASN Program;
100% LPN-ASN Program
87.11%
2018 100% ASN Program;
100% LPN-ASN Program
88.89%
2019 100% ASN Program;
100% LPN-ASN Program
88.18%
2020 84.21% ASN Program;                           100% LPN-ASN Program 86.58%
2021 90.48% ASN Program;                          100% LPN-ASN Program 82.48%
2022 84.62% ASN Program;
83.3% LPN to ASN Program
79.91%

 

ASN Program Completion Rates

The program goal is 70 percent of nursing admissions will graduate within three years of entering the program.

ACEN program completion rate definition changed 7/9/21
Program length is congruent with College, West Virginia State Board standards, and ACEN guidelines.

The ASN program will complete on-time; 70% of students who begin
in the ASN program will ultimately complete.
• 70% of all students who begin in NURS 100A will complete the traditional program option on-time within four academic semesters.
• 70% of all students who begin in NURS 101A will complete the LPN-ASN program option on-time within three academic semesters.

Year Program Completion Rate
2013 72%
2014 95%
2015 73%
2016 70%
2017 80% ASN Program;
72.7% LPN-ASN Program;
 76.9% aggregated as a whole
2018 72.7% ASN Program;
62.5% LPN-ASD Program;
70% aggregated as a whole
2019 73.9%ASN Program;
58.3% LPN-ASN Program;
68.5% aggregated as a whole
2020 65.5% ASN Program;
85.7% LPN-ASN Program;
69.4% aggregated as a whole
2021 69.2% ASN program;
77.8% LPN-ASN program;
71.4% aggregated as a whole
2022 64.28% ASN Program;
100% LPN-ASN Program;
75% aggregated as a whole

 

ASN Program Job Placement Rate

The program goal is that 75% of graduates will be employed in health care within six months following graduation.

Year Job Placement Rate
2011 90% employed
2012 100% employed
2013 100% employed
2014 100% employed
2015 88% employed
2016 100% employed
2017 100% employed
2018 100% employed
2019 100% employed
2020 100% employed
2021 100% employed
2022 100% Employed

BSN Program Completion Rate

The students in the Pre-licensure BSN program are expected to graduate on-time:

  • 70% of all 4-Year BSN students who begin in NURS 100B will complete the traditional BSN program option on-time within 6 semesters.
  • 70% of all 3-Year BSN students who begin in NURS 100B will complete the accelerated option on-time within 6 semesters (plus two summer semesters taking General Education courses).
Year Program Completion Rate
2023 42%

BSN Job Placement Rate

The program goal is that 75% of graduates will be employed in health care setting as a registered nurse within six months following graduation.

Year Job Placement Rate
2023 100% employed

RN-BSN Program Completion Rates

The students in the Pre-licensure BSN program are expected to graduate on-time:

• 70% of all 4-Year BSN students who begin in NURS 100B will complete the traditional BSN program option on-time within 6 semesters.

• 70% of all 3-Year BSN students who begin in NURS 100B will complete the accelerated option on-time within 6 semesters (plus two summer semesters taking General Education courses).

Year Program Completion Rate
2015 87.5%
2016 75%
2017 87.1%
2018 52.1%
2019 76.3%
2020 74.4%
2021 70.4%
2022 50%
2023 42%

RN-BSN Program Job Placement Rate

The program goal is that 75% of graduates will be employed in a health care setting as a registered nurse within 6 months of graduation.

Year Job Placement Rate
2015 100%
2016 100%
2017 100%
2018 100%
2019 100%
2020NW 100%
2021 100%
2022 100%
2023 100%

Teacher Preparation Program Report

The Davis & Elkins College Teacher Preparation Program Report is available here.

The Professional Licensure Disclosure is available here.