Dr. Casey Elkins, DNP, NP-C, CLS, FNLA

Dr. Casey Elkins, DNP, NP-C, CLS, FNLA

Associate Professor
Community Mental Health Nursing


  • DNP, Samford University, 2013
  • MEd, Higher Educational Leadership, Northcentral University, 2012
  • MSN, University of South Alabama, 2009
  • BSN, University of South Alabama, 2008
  • ADN, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 2006

Research Interests

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Statin Intolerance
  • Patient and Provider Adherence to Lipid Guidelines
  • Complex Dyslipidemias
  • Genetic Dyslipidemias
  • Health Disparities
  • Exogenous Testosterone Replacement and Dyslipidemia

Selected Publications

  • Elkins, J.C. (In Press). Addressing a need: a clinical lipidology sub-specialty. Nursing Education Perspectives. 

  • Elkins, J.C. & Fruh, S. (2019). Early diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia. The Nurse Practitioner Journal: The American Journal of Primary Healthcare. 44(2), 18-24. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000552677. 31028.57

  • Elkins, J.C. (2019). Hypokalemic paralysis secondary to dexamethasone injection. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 45(1), 79-81. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen. 2018.09.012 

  • Elkins, J.C. (2019). The effect of omega-3 fatty acids on lipids. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Epub ahead of print. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j. nurpra.2018.11.005

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  • FNP courses
  • DNP core courses
  • DNP capstone courses
  • Clinical Lipidology

Certifications and Affiliations

  • FNP- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • CLS- Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology
  • ENP- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  • National Lipid Association
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • International Atherosclerosis Society
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Sigma Theta Tau International 
  • Phi Kappa Phi