Students in the nursing master’s entry program at Elmhurst are required to complete 21 courses for a total of 17.5 credits (70 semester hours).
The first year of study focuses on pre-nursing licensure courses, and during the second year, students transition into the clinical nurse leader role. The NME program heavily emphasizes the use of collaboration and teamwork across healthcare settings. All students will receive iPads at the beginning of the program which will be used to access course materials and watch real-time video streaming of Simulation Center activity.
The master's entry is one of three entry options to be a clinical nurse leader as described by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
The nursing master's entry program is a rigorous full-time, two-year program. The program is conducted in a hybrid format consisting of on-campus and online learning, with simulation laboratory time and clinical time. Classes meet Monday through Friday during the day, and evening and weekend clinical hours may be required.
Note: It is expected that students in the program are not currently employed during their time of study.
Elmhurst College Simulation Center at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
Through an innovative collaboration between Elmhurst College and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, students in the nursing master's entry program will have access to a state-of-the-art Simulation Center located at the hospital. Through interactive learning, students build their clinical knowledge and skills. All students will receive iPads at the beginning of the program which will be used to access course materials and watch real-time video streaming of simulation center activity.