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

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, located west of Chicago.

Online Accelerated BSN

Our ABSN program is approved for students who reside in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Mexico, Vermont, Wisconsin. We are currently accepting applications from students who reside in, or are willing to move to, the following states:

Online Master’s Entry in Nursing Practice

Our MENP program is approved for students who reside in:

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

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.