The Davis & Elkins College Associate Degree Nursing Program has been ranked as one of the best in West Virginia by The advocacy organization is made up of nurses with the purpose of providing students with relevant information for selecting a nursing school.

Although 26 nursing programs in the state were assessed, only 10 were ranked. The D&E program came in at No. 3.

Nursing programs were measured on how well each supports students toward licensure and beyond. To determine students’ preparedness for the workforce, researchers analyzed past and current first-time NCLEX-RN pass rates. Davis & Elkins ADN graduates have a 100% NCLEX-RN board pass rate for three consecutive years, 2017-2019.

“We are honored to be a top ranked nursing program in West Virginia,” said D&E Professor of Nursing Dr. Melissa McCoy who directs the Associate Degree Nursing Program. “This recognition could not have been achieved without our experienced faculty and the hard work from our nursing students. I am very proud of all of them.”

The program is designed to prepare graduates with the skills needed to ensure the safety of patients and improve outcomes of care, as well as to advocate for patients and collaborate with a professional team in a variety of health care settings.

Davis & Elkins’ ADN program is approved by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing. The traditional study toward an associate degree includes an LPN to ASN option. The D&E Division of Nursing also offers an accelerated three-year or four-year Bachelor of Science in nursing and an online RN-BSN degree completion program. For additional information, visit