Elmhurst offers two programs in nursing—baccalaureate and master's:
All baccalaureate prelicensure nursing students at Elmhurst College take courses in human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, general psychology, and other prerequisite courses in addition to their courses in nursing. They prepare for the profession with courses in healthcare leadership management, research methods, and statistics. Nursing students have the flexibility to take liberal arts courses at the College that interest them and broaden their perspectives. Students have the opportunity to complete a second major or a minor in a related or complementary field. Baccalaureate students have the option to take a semester abroad in Ireland.