Dr. Casey Elkins, DNP, NP-C, CLS, FNLA
Assistant Professor
Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

  • 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

  • FNP- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • CLS- Accreditation Council for Clinical Lipidology

Research and Areas of Interest
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

  • Statin Intolerance

  • Patient and Provider Adherence to Lipid Guidelines

  • Complex Dyslipidemias

  • Genetic Dyslipidemias

  • Health Disparities

  • Exogenous Testosterone Replacement and Dyslipidemia

Selected Publications
  • Hill, A. & Elkins, J.C. (In press). Coffee and your health: Should you have a little or a latte? LipidSpin.
  • Elkins, J.C. (2016). EBM tools for practice: Evidence based approach to sitosterolemia. LipidSpin. 14(2) 13-14.
  • Elkins, J.C. & Hall, H. (2016). Development and implementation of a clinical lipidology subspecialty program for healthcare professionals. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 10(3) 702-704.
  • Elkins, J.C. (2013). Lowering LDL using non statin regimens. LipidSpin. 11(4), 16-17.
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Courses Taught
  • FNP courses
  • DNP core courses
  • DNP capstone courses
  • Clinical Lipidology

  • 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