Department of Nursing

A Proud Profession

Nursing is one of the most rewarding professional careers.

At Elmhurst College, you will find the real-world experience and personal mentoring you need to launch a professional career in this dynamic field.

The Department of Nursing and Health Sciences offers four programs of study – two at the undergraduate level and two graduate programs. Whichever you choose, you will:

  • Work closely with faculty who are highly qualified professional nurses
  • Get hands-on practical experience at our state-of-the-art Simulation Center
  • Enjoy abundant opportunities to participate in the real-life work of nursing and health care
  • Prepare to reach your full potential as a nurse and as an individual in a vibrant career

Our Mission and Goals

In keeping with the mission of Elmhurst College, we are a collaborative learning community that educates baccalaureate and graduate students for professional practice, leadership, and scholarship who contribute to complex health care systems that serve diverse individuals, families and communities.

  • Prepare graduates for professional nursing practice in generalist and advanced nursing roles
  • Develop a foundation for graduate and doctoral study in nursing

The Department of Nursing and Health Sciences educates students in baccalaureate and master’s degree programs for ethical practice and leadership in professional nursing. To accomplish this, the faculty and students are dedicated to creating an educational environment that focuses on:

  • Integrating liberal and professional education;
  • Using collaborative and active learning strategies among faculty and students;
  • Demonstrating ethical professional nursing practice with diverse populations;
  • Providing leadership in healthcare systems that promote safe, quality, and cost-effective patient and family-centered care;
  • Engaging in values-driven nursing practice that encompasses altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, social justice; and
  • Developing increasingly complex nursing practice competencies.

Undergraduate Handbooks

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Elmhurst College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Diane Salvador, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC

Professor and Executive Director, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences

The Preparation You Need

100% of the Class of 2016 Master’s Entry in Nursing Practice graduates passed the NCLEX

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