Elmhurst College

Graduate Studies

Master’s Entry in Nursing Practice


190 South Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Masters Entry in Nursing Practice

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master’s Entry in Nursing Practice (MENP) program at Elmhurst is unlike any other in the Chicago suburbs—designed specifically for students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields who want to transition into nursing. Our students come from many different educational backgrounds but have one thing in common: they’re following their hearts into a career where they know they can make a difference.

Prepare for an advanced degree in nursing (MSN) while developing the skills required to become a registered nurse (RN) and preparing to sit for your Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification.

This is What Leadership Means

You’ll gain more than credentials at Elmhurst. You’ll be a leader, trained in the knowledge and skills that improve outcomes: risk assessment and evidence-based practices; care coordination and quality improvement. These experiences are threaded throughout all your coursework. With close personal attention from faculty, you’ll gain new insights and the confidence to take on informed, reflective practice in advanced nursing roles.

You’ll also gain a large network of teachers and fellow graduates who will support you throughout your career and connect you with employers all over the Chicagoland area. You’ll hit the ground running—tested, proven and ready.

Where Your MENP Degree Can Take You

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Clinics
  • Research Institutions
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Private practice

Learn more about job prospects

  • Program Format
  • Full-time
  • Hybrid, on-campus and online courses
  • Monday through Friday classes
  • Evening and weekend clinicals may be required
  • Fall start
  • Completed in two years


Elmhurst College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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