Dr. Rowena Elliott received a BSN in 1982 and MSN in 1998 from University of Mississippi School of Nursing in Jackson, Mississippi. She also received a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi School of Education in Oxford, Mississippi in 2003. She earned a post-graduate certificate as an adult-gerontological nurse practitioner in 2013 from the University of South Alabama. She is currently an associate clinical professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Elliott has been a registered nurse for over 35 years. Her professional experiences include medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, OB, long term care, home health, dialysis, and legal nurse consulting. She has been a nurse educator for more than 20 years, teaching in all levels of nursing programs. She is a board-certified nephrology nurse and adult-gero nurse practitioner. She was bestowed the honor of being inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2012 and the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education in 2020.
Dr. Elliott is active in many professional nursing organizations including Sigma Theta Tau, National League for Nursing, and Mississippi Nurses Association. She is a past president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association.