Elmhurst University’s distance ABSN program is specifically tailored toward second-career professionals who want to enroll in a fast-paced, immersive program to change careers and become an RN. 

We accept applicants who currently reside in:

  • Illinois 
  • Indiana 
  • Iowa 
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota 
  • Missouri 
  • Wisconsin 

All coursework is done entirely online except for your clinicals and two on-campus residencies that will take place on Elmhurst University’s campus located just west of Chicago.

Hover over your state, or tap using your mobile device, to see if our 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.