Elmhurst University’s online nursing programs are specifically tailored toward second-career professionals who want to change careers and become an RN.

We accept applicants who currently reside in:

  • Illinois*
  • Indiana 
  • Iowa 
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • Vermont 
  • Wisconsin 

All coursework is completed online except for your clinicals. Depending on the program, you will participate in one or two on-campus residencies on Elmhurst University’s campus, which is located west of Chicago.

*There are limitations for placement within DuPage, Cook, Will and Lake counties in Illinois. Speak to an enrollment advisor to learn more.


Hover over your state, or tap using your mobile device to see if your program is offered in your area.

State-Specific Licensure Requirements

While Elmhurst University can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to continually check the state where you intend to seek licensure and to confirm all licensing requirements. Some states will require additional licensure requirements which could include an application, post-graduate examinations, background checks, licensing fees, etc.

View a list of all states and whether Elmhurst University Department of Nursing and Health Sciences curriculum meets educational requirements necessary for graduates of the prelicensure programs to be eligible for licensure in that state.

Please contact your program advisor with any further questions.