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Schreiner Nursing Student Speaks on Hip Fracture Prevention

Kelly Ellis speaks to community.

KERRVILLE, TX - Schreiner student Kelly Ellis spoke about hip fracture prevention at the Center for Fitness on the River this past Friday. Ellis is a registered nurse, mother of a 3-year old, and works as the Total Joint Coordinator for doctors Mitchell, Morris, and Veurink, associated with Peterson Hospital.

Giving a community presentation was her last program requirement in Schreiner University’s fully online RN to BSN program. The program is completed through online curriculum and can be accomplished in as little as one year if taking two courses at a time.

“This is why I signed up for the online nursing program and it’s perfect for me. I was a Schreiner alumnus, getting my LVN at Schreiner as well. I felt like I always had support, someone to call or email if I had any questions or concerns,” said Ellis.

Kelly Ellis speaks to community.

Ellis explained that she chose hip fracture prevention as her speech topic due to the need to educate the community on this subject matter and based on her experiences working at Peterson.

Speaking about the online program at Schreiner she says, “I’m an advocate for it for sure. If I can do it anyone can do it.”

“The RN to BSN program is extremely important because The Institute of Medicine wants 80% of all nurses to have their BSN certification by 2020 and additionally, to qualify as a Magnet Recognition Program of Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, you need 80% of staff to hold a BSN,” said Dr. Julie Lindsay, Schreiner University Director of Nursing.

Kelly Ellis speaks to community.

To find out more information on Schreiner’s RN to BSN program, contact Dr. Julie Lindsay at

Schreiner University is an independent, baccalaureate and master's degree-granting university in Kerrville, Texas. Related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Schreiner welcomes students, faculty and staff from all faith, ethnic and economic backgrounds. Find out more about Schreiner University at