Pikeville Campus (College in Pikeville)
The Pikeville Campus is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs.
Programs on Campus
Through American National University - Salem (Roanoke Valley), separately accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, students have access to multiple online programs through Distance Education eLearning formats.
Will I be able to fit classes into my busy life?
Our curricula are geared for students with busy work and family lives, who are looking to get started in a new career or advance in their current line of work. With your busy schedule in mind, ANU offers:
- Online, on-campus, or blended degree programs: that allow you to take classes on your time in a format that fits you
- Video conferencing options: which allows us to offer you classes without delaying your schedule and connects you to students across campuses and states
- Day and evening on-campus classes1: To fit your scheduling needs
- Each on-campus class held once a week: Leaving you with more time open for work and family
- Frequent term starts with short breaks in between: so you can finish your degree quickly and retain the information you’ve learned
- Short programs: Designed to equip you with a degree and get you started on your career without wasting your time
Will I be able to afford it?
Our professional financial planners can craft a plan to make college a reality for you. We understand that each student has unique circumstances and questions, which is why each student meets personally with a student service representative to identify available sources of financial assistance. Several financial aid/FAFSA options are available to students who qualify including:
- ANU Funded Grants & Scholarships
- Federal Financial (FAFSA) Assistance
- Private Grants and Scholarships
What if I need help?
American National University has a family-like campus atmosphere with all the resources of a large university. From small classes, to a team of staff and faculty dedicated to helping you succeed, you’ll find you will fit right into the ANU Pikeville community.
- Personalized attention: receive one-on-one attention from teachers and staff members who know you by name
- Hands on learning with career professionals as instructors: Rather than just relying upon theoretical book learning, ANU offers instruction that gives you practical experience in your field, taught by people who have experience in your future field
- Career Services: Even before you graduate, our career services team can help you prepare your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques, and offer support in your search for your future career opportunities
- Alumni Benefits: Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher2 courses available throughout your career.
Come in for a tour of your future classrooms and meet your future teachers, staff members, and fellow-students today!
Where Are You Located?
Our campuses are easy to get to, offer ample parking, and with our eLearning options you may even be able to take classes from home.
Directions to the Pikeville KY location:
Heading north or south on US 23/460, the campus is located north of Pikeville. As you near the Pike County/Floyd County line, look for the American National University signs and turn onto Sunshine Lane. After a short distance, you will see National College Boulevard on your left.
The key to our success is a faculty of Professional Instructors with Industry Experience. Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.
At American National University we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way. Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.
Our Faculty at a Glance
Kelly Akers has worked at Pikeville Medical Center for over 4 years as a Data Analyst. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Sullivan University. She also has an Associate degree in Computer Programming from Mayo Technical College. Kelly teaches Management and Accounting courses at the Pikeville Campus.
Nursing Program Department Chair
Phyllis Bowling has over 35 years of experience in the medical field, including obstetrics, labor and delivery, pediatrics, information systems, and staff development. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Morehead State University and serves as Nurse Administrator of Continuing Education at Pikeville Medical Center. Phyllis is an ACLS Instructor, PALS Instructor, BLS Instructor Trainer, BLS Instructor, and Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor for the American Heart Association. She serves as chair of the Nursing Department at the American National University Pikeville Campus.
Robert Damron holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics, a master's degree in Public Administration, and a master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Math. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and he worked for the Pike County Board of Education for 16 years. Robert has been an instructor at the National College Pikeville Campus since 2009.
RN, BSN, CEN
Madeleine Hall has been a registered nurse for 36 years. She has worked in the psychiatric unit, respiratory ICU, medical surgical unit, and in the ER for 15 years. She has been a staff development specialist for the past five years. Madeleine is an instructor at the National College Pikeville Campus.
Department Chair - Accounting
AA; BS; MBA
Samuel Hatcher worked in the banking industry for 30 years. He was a Senior Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and held various positions, including Vice President and Auditor for Citizens Bank and Trans Financial Bank. Samuel holds an Associate degree from Prestonburg Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Kentucky, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Morehead State University. He serves as chair of the Accounting Department at the National College Pikeville Campus.
Matt Hawkins has held several positions within the telecom and IT support industries. He has served as an IT consultant, telecom reporting analyst, product manager and currently serves as the Media Marketing Manager for Lightyear Network Solutions of Kentucky based in Pikeville. Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He was a regular technical content contributor to the Microsoft Knowledge Base and has served in technical training capacities with previous companies. He currently teaches computer and IT fundamentals courses at the Pikeville Campus.
James Cyrus Hess
Paramedic Program Director & Director of Health Science Education
BA, NREMT-P, EMT-P, CCEMTP, CCMA, KY & NREMT Level III Instructor/Evaluator, PALS Instructor, BLS Instructor, KY Certified Fire Fighter
James Cyrus Hess holds extensive experience and numerous certifications within the Emergency Medical Services field. He is currently the Paramedic Program Department Chair/Director of Health Science Education at American National University as well as a Paramedic/Education Supervisor at Appalachian First Response, and Level III Instructor/Evaluator at the State of Kentucky and National Registry.
Clinical Instructor - Nursing
ADN - American National University
Amy Johnson is a Staff Registered Nurse with Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, Kentucky.
Department Chair - General Education
Deborah May has been an instructor and General Education Department Chair at the Pikeville Campus since 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Business Education and an Associate of Science degree in Accounting. She has served as a substitute teacher for the Pike County Board of Education.
Edith Owens has been a registered nurse for 20 years. She received her associate degree in nursing from Pikeville College, her bachelor's degree in nursing from Morehead State University, and is currently working on her master's degree in nursing through Liberty University. Edith currently works as a chemo nurse at a local hospital. She teaches Fundamentals, Pediatrics, and OB in nursing at National College's Pikeville Campus.
AS, CMA, RMA, CPT, EMT, CNA
Wilma Storey has been in the health care field for more than 30 years. She received an Associate degree from Prestonsburg Community College and an Associate degree in Medical Assisting from National College. Wilma is a Certified Medical Assistant, a Registered Medical Assistant, a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, an Emergency Medical Technician, and a Certified Nursing Assistant. She is an instructor in the Medical Assisting program at the Pikeville Campus.
Karen Thacker has worked in the education field for more than 15 years and is presently a teacher in the Pikeville school system. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pikeville and her 5th Year Master's degree from Morehead State University. She is an instructor at the Pikeville Campus.
Career Services and Employer Partnerships
At American National University, the success of our students is always priority number one.
American National University knows that transitioning from being a student to becoming a working professional requires more than just a good education. At ANU, the process of helping you find great career opportunities begins long before you enter our doors. The academic leaders at ANU work with local employers to ensure that our programs align with careers of today and the future.
We will assist you with creating goals and exploring career options. No matter where you are in your career, you will always have access to the full range of services. Here are a few of the many services we offer:
- Mock interviews
- Business etiquette training
- DVD, books, and magazines on conducting your job search
- Coaching on dressing for success
- Assistance with writing resumes and cover letters
- Tips on researching potential employers
- Access to current local job openings
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“National provided me with the skills and knowledge to be able to start triaging patients on the first day of work at Dr. Lowe's office.”