Dr. Shawn Elliott

Director of Nursing

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I come from a family line of nurses: grandmother, mother, myself, sister, aunt, & cousin. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a nurse and take care of sick people. I started my career as a CNA in high school and my passion just grew and couldn't wait to go to college to study nursing. While in college, pediatric nursing became my passion and I have done pediatric nursing in one form or another for the majority of my nursing career. I have experience in Pediatric hematology/oncology, Pediatric Intensive Care, and now practice as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing from William Jewell College
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist) from the University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Post Masters Certificate (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) from the University of Colorado-Denver
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Colorado-Denver


Pediatrics and Pediatrics Clinical

Service activities such as policy work, committees, boards, etc. :

  • Adams State University Service
  • ASU 's Health Professionals Advisory Committee
  • ASU's Faculty Technology Advisory Committee
  • ASU's Commencement Committee
  • Trinidad State Junior College Advisory Committee

Community Service:

  • Coordinated Health Assessment and Management Program (CHAMP) volunteer
  • Girl Scout Leader
  • Children's Church educator

Professional Associations and Offices Held:

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (2010-present)
  • American Nurses Association (2012-present)
  • Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) (2008-present)
    • President, DNA 6 (2010 – 2012)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Kappa-at-Large
  • Adams State University Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing (2006 - present)
    • Treasurer (2006 - 2009), (2011- present)


Academic Reviewer for Adams, M.P. & Koch, R.W. (2010). Pharmacology: Connections to nursing practice. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc.

Elliott, S.E. (2004). Anemia. Essentials of pediatric oncology nursing: A core curriculum (2nd ed.). Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses.

Elliott, S.E. (2004). Thrombocytopenia. Essentials of pediatric oncology nursing: A core curriculum (2nd ed.). Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses.

Easley, M.K., & Elliott, S.E. (2001). Managing pain at the end of life. Nursing Clinics of North America, 36(4), 779-794.

Elliott, S.E. (2001) Implications of cancer predisposition testing. Nurse Investigator, 6(2), 23-25.

Elliott, S.E. (2001, Fall). The great pain train. aponcounts, 15(3), 4.