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Tuition

What does the distance ABSN program cost?

There are 15 courses in the distance ABSN program, and the cost per credit hour is $833. Typically, this accelerated nursing program requires 60 credit hours and carries a total program cost of $50,000. 

Your cost may vary depending on whether you have transfer credits or need additional prerequisite courses before you can begin the program.

What does the distance MENP program cost?

There are 21 courses in the distance MENP program, and the cost per credit hour is $845. Typically, this accelerated nursing program requires 71 credit hours and carries a total program cost of $60,000.

Your cost may vary depending on whether you have transfer credits or need additional prerequisite courses before you can begin the program.

Admission Requirements

Where should I send my transcripts?

Please have all official transcripts sent to our online records team to ensure the quickest processing possible. They may be sent either electronically or via mail. 

If sending electronic transcripts, send to admissionrecord@onlinedegrees.elmhurst.edu. Please confirm this receiving address when ordering, as many sending institutions have default email addresses in their ordering systems. If sent to an alternate email address, it could create a delay in processing the application. 

If sending transcripts via mail, send to the address below. Please confirm this receiving address when ordering as many sending institutions have default addresses in their ordering systems. If sent to an alternate address or office, it could delay the processing of the application. 

Elmhurst University

Online Records Processing

1933 N Meacham Rd

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Schaumburg, IL 60173

For any questions, please reach out to your enrollment advisor.

How do I start my application?

When you’re ready, visit this page to start your application. You may also schedule an appointment with an enrollment advisor to talk through the application process and any questions you have.

Are Elmhurst University’s distance nursing programs available to students in all states?

The distance ABSN and MENP programs are currently available to students who live in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Is the GRE or MAT required?

No, there is no GRE or MAT test required to apply to the program.

What are the admission requirements for the distance ABSN program?

Your enrollment advisor will help ensure you meet all of the requirements for the distance ABSN. Admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university 
  • 2.8 GPA 
  • Prerequisite courses 

You will need 25 credit hours of prerequisite courses, and you must have earned a grade of C or better:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) 
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) 
  • Microbiology with Lab (4 credits) 
  • Statistics (3 credits) 
  • General Chemistry with Lab (4 credits) 
  • Lifespan Psychology (3 credits)
  • Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)

If you haven’t earned credit for these courses prior to your start date, your enrollment advisor will help you with next steps.

What are the admission requirements for the distance MENP program?

Your enrollment advisor will help to ensure that you meet the requirements for the distance MENP. Admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university 
  • 3.2 GPA 
  • Prerequisite courses 

You will need 22 credit hours of prerequisite courses. You must have earned a 3.2 GPA in these prerequisite courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) 
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) 
  • General Chemistry with Lab (4 credits) 
  • Microbiology with Lab (4 credits)
  • Intro to Psychology or Sociology (3 credits)

If you have not earned credit for these courses prior to your start date, your enrollment advisor will help you with the next steps.

Program Details

Is the coursework 100% online?

All distance ABSN coursework is online, with the exception of two on-campus residencies in Elmhurst, IL and nursing clinicals in your local area.

How long does it take to complete the distance ABSN program?

The distance ABSN program is an intensive, 16-month program. Some students may need to take additional prerequisite courses prior to entering the program.

Is the MENP coursework 100% online?

All distance MENP coursework is online except for one on-campus residency for two weeks in Elmhurst, IL and nursing clinicals in your local area. During the residency, you will build clinical knowledge and skills through active, hands-on learning in the state-of-the-art Simulation Center.

How long does it take to complete the distance MENP program?

The distance MENP program is an intensive, 20-month program. Some students may need to take additional prerequisite courses prior to entering the program.

Accreditation

Are the distance nursing programs accredited?

The distance ABSN and MENP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* and approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing.

Clinical Placement Services

Will I have to find my own clinical placement site and preceptor?

Our clinical placement team works with you to identify and secure a quality placement site and preceptor near you. We manage this process for you so that you’ll have time to focus on your coursework and the core competencies you’ll need to succeed and graduate fully prepared. Learn more.

What are nursing clinicals?

During clinical rotations, nursing students are under the direct supervision of a licensed RN. Clinicals are very similar to an internship or being an apprentice; you provide care for real patients, but you benefit from the supervision and guidance of your preceptor and indirect supervision and support from Elmhurst faculty.

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