NURSING ADMISSION INFORMATION
For further information and appointment, contact academic advising center at 708-656-8000, x 2250
Specific questions about the application and admission to the program can be directed to one of our advisors in the Academic Advisor Center by calling (708) 656-8000 x 2250 to make an appointment.
The program leading to the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN-RN) is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR) and enables graduates who are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Exam for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Completion of the RN program does not guarantee licensure. For specific licensure requirements, including residency or employment requirements, please contact:
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
100 W. Randolph, Suite 9-300,
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2715;
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
• Complete Morton College and Nursing Program applications (obtained from Office of Admissions and Records).
• Be a high school graduate or have a GED equivalent.
• Have one year of high school chemistry with a grade of
“C” or better or the equivalent college credit within five
years of beginning program.
• Must take English Placement Test in Fall or Spring of
application year at Morton College and achieve score eligible for placement into ENG 101.
• Must take Math Placement Test in Fall or Spring of application year at Morton College and achieve score eligible for placement into MAT 085/095.
• All students must take placement college tests at Morton College regardless of course work taken. Nursing admission English and Math tests must be taken on the specified Nursing Admission Test dates. See Academic Advising or the nursing application for specific dates.
• MAT 075 must be taken within one year of acceptance into the Nursing program.
• Have earned 10 college credit hours:
— Eight of these hours must be BIO 103 and 104 and must have been taken within five years of the beginning of the program with a “C” or better.
• The remaining credit hours may be selected from the following
— PSY 101 3 credits
— PEH 103 2 credits
— BIO 212 4 credits
— ENG 101 3 credits
• A “C” is required in courses selected for the 10 college credit hours admission requirement.
• All science courses require a “C” or better within five years of beginning program.
• After June 1, applicants will be reviewed and ranked until the program is filled.
• Applicants living outside the Morton College district will be reviewed for admission in July if space in the program permits.
• The 10 semester hours above represent the minimum coursework required for admission. However, program admission is highly competitive and grade-based points are awarded for these 10 credit hours as
well as completion of the other general education courses that are part of the program. These other general education classes are those listed above as well as PSY 215, and ENG 102 or SPE 101.
All admission requirements must be met. Minimum GPA of 2.00 is required for admission and
students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 throughout the program for graduation.
Advanced Placement: Students from other nursing programs requesting advanced placement
are considered on an individual basis. They are subject to readmission policies as stated in the
Handbook for Nursing Students and must talk to the Advising Center.