Morton College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program offers students with a strong foundation of an existing practice that is grounded in humanistic and scientific reasoning. A curriculum of nursing and general education courses promotes active learning and supports personal and professional growth.
The program for Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing Degree is endorsed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Graduates can seek to take the National Council Licensing Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
At the completion of the first three semesters of the program and admission requirements, students may opt to exit with a Practical Nursing certificate and seek the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The Licensed Practical Nursing certificate is endorsed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
About the school
Morton College is a public community college situated in Cicero, Illinois. This college is the second oldest community college in the state. It was founded in 1924 while the campus itself was developed in 1975. Before the development of the campus, the college was accommodated in the same building as the local high school.
Presently, the college has about 5,000 students enrollment, and about 25% of them are full-time. Associate Degree Programs include Science, Arts, Applied Science, Fine Arts and Liberal Studies. The College is a designated National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium training center.
Estimated Program cost- $20,160
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Students are admitted into the Nursing Program in the fall semester. All prospective nursing students must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for admission:
- Complete and submit both Morton College and Nursing Program applications, available from the Office of Admissions and Records.
- Submit official high school or General Education Development (GED) transcripts. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by either Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services, Inc. (WES), and contain the statement “…has the equivalent of a United States high school diploma.”
- Attend a mandatory Nursing Informational Session offered through Academic Advising.
- Take the Placement Test for English and earn an eligible score indicating placement into ENG 101. This requirement must be achieved during the Fall or Spring semester of the year application is being made. Information regarding Nursing Admission testing dates can be obtained from Academic Advising or on the Nursing Program application.
- Take the Placement Test for Mathematics and earn an eligible score indicating placement into MAT 085/095. This requirement must be achieved during the Fall or Spring semester of the year application is being made. Information regarding Nursing Admission testing dates can be obtained from Academic Advising and is provided on the Nursing Program application.
- Submit evidence of 12 college college credit hours with a grade of C or better:
- BIO 103 Anatomy and Physiology I; PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology; ENG 101 Rhetoric I; PEH 103 Nutrition and MAT 075 Math for Nurses
A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required for admission, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be maintained throughout the program. A grade of C or better is required for all nursing courses.
Admission to the program is highly competitive and enrollments are limited each year. All admission requirements must be met for enrollment consideration. Points are awarded based on grades achieved in required and other general education courses. In-district applicants will be reviewed and ranked after June 1st. Applicants living outside of the Morton College district will be reviewed for admission in July, on a space-available basis. Students requesting advanced placement will be considered on an individual basis, and should schedule an appointment with Academic Advising.
3801 S. Central Avenue,
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Phone: (708) 656-8000
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