Wichita, Kansas – Southwestern College Professional Studies has named Dr. Abbey Elliott, DNP, MHA, RN, CEN, CHSE as its new Nursing Program Director.
Dr. Elliott comes to Southwestern from Wichita State University where she worked as the Simulation Coordinator for the College of Health Professions’ School of Nursing. She has practiced nursing at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, KS and in the neonatology and emergency departments at Wichita’s Wesley Medical Center where she continues to enjoy engaging in hands-on nursing and remaining knowledgeable of current practices.
Dr. Elliott says while she’s always loved nursing, it wasn’t until she led a clinical group of students at the Kansas Heart Hospital that she realized her love for education.
“My goals are to sustain and grow the RN to BSN program and explore other types of nursing programs that are needed,” she says. “I want to advance the nursing program by continuous review of quality based on nursing and accreditation standards.”
Dr. Elliott resides in Oxford with her husband and two stepdaughters.