Application Process

  • Admission Requirements for All Applicants

    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 / HiSET / TASC) 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.
    • Pass the HESI A2 exam with a minimum score of 225 out of 300. One attempt given each application cycle. Testing dates are available in the Nursing application packet. It is highly suggested that applicants complete BIO 203 and BIO 204 before taking the HESI A2 exam.
    • Submit evidence of 12 college college credit hours with a grade of C or better:
    • BIO 203 Anatomy and Physiology I; PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology; ENG 101 Rhetoric I

    A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.5 on nursing general education courses is required for admission. 

    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.

    Students accepted in the Nursing Program are held accountable to the current policies and procedures outlined in the Handbook for Nursing Students (PDF).


    Students who have previously withdrawn from the Nursing Program and wish to reapply should familiarize themselves with the Nursing Program Readmission Process (PDF).