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Admission Requirements

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.

Is the GRE or MAT required?

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

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.

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.

Where should I send my transcripts?

Please have all transcripts sent to our online records team to ensure the quickest processing possible. Contact your Enrollment Advisor if you have any trouble having them sent here.

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Schaumburg, IL 60173

Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissionsrecords@onlinedegrees.elmhurst.edu.

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.

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