"I wanted a program that was well known, Elmhurst had a good reputation for nursing, and I wanted a small class size. I think people can make all the difference and everyone here is positive, supportive, fun. I wanted to feel like I was a person and not a number as a student and that's what I really like about Elmhurst."
Our distance MENP program provides a fast-paced pathway to earning your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in just 20 months. The program provides an immersive educational experience that emphasizes hands-on clinical practice, with a focus on quality and safety.
Upon graduation, you’ll be fully prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) and the Clinical Nurse Leader certification exams. With an online MENP degree from Elmhurst University, you’ll be ready for your new role providing direct patient care and will emerge as a skilled clinical nurse leader.
Transition Your Career to Nursing
Our distance MENP program provides a fast-paced pathway to earning your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Its immersive educational experience emphasizes hands-on clinical practice and exceptional skills, with a focus on quality and safety.
You'll be fully prepared to take the NCLEX-RN and the Clinical Nurse Leader certification exams. With Elmhurst, you'll be ready for your new role and emerge as a skilled clinical nurse leader.
Elmhurst University’s distance MENP program is:
- A full-time, 20-month commitment
- Tailored toward second-career professionals
- Fast-paced and immersive
- 100% online
Coursework is 100% online except for clinical rotations in your local area and one residency on Elmhurst University’s campus in the state-of-the-art Simulation Center.
We accept applicants who live in:
The distance MENP is a rigorous, full-time program requiring your 100% commitment. It is strongly advised that you don’t work, even part-time, but exclusively focus on the program for its 20-month duration.
It is specifically tailored toward second-career professionals who want to enroll in a fast-paced, immersive program to change careers and become a master’s prepared RN.
You will use an online learning platform to complete your coursework and have direct access to your professors and fellow students. All coursework is 100% online except for clinical rotations in your local area and one residency on Elmhurst University’s campus in the state-of-the-art Simulation Center.
The distance MENP program is currently designed for individuals who reside in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. This program is designed for distance learners; Chicago-area students who live in Cook, DuPage, Will and Lake counties must be willing to do their clinical hours at sites outside of those counties.