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Distance Nursing Programs
Online ABSN and MENP programs leverage your experience and prior education.

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Integrated Support
Dedicated student advisors will be at your side to support you from application to graduation.

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Academically Strong
Accredited by the CCNE* and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a leading Midwest university.

Elmhurst University was founded in 1871 by the United Church of Christ and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

*The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Elmhurst University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Elmhurst University is recognized for academic excellence by national ranking organizations including:


U.S. News & World Report:

  • #9 in Most Innovative Schools
  • #20 Best Colleges for Veterans (Regional Universities Midwest)
  • #20 Best Undergraduate Teaching (Regional Universities Midwest)
  • #13 Best Regional Universities Midwest (#1 in that category in Illinois)
  • #19 Best Value Schools (Regional Universities Midwest)
  • #8 Top Performers for Social Mobility (Social mobility is an important new measure that tracks how accessible college is to students with lower family incomes.)

Abound Finish College:

  • 2020 Top Adult Undergrad Degree Programs

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Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*


#9 in Most Innovative Schools - U.S. News & World Report


#13 in Best Regional Universities in the Midwest