• Welcome to Nursing at Morton College

    Morton College’s Associate Degree Nursing Program provides students with a strong foundation of current practice that is grounded in scientific and humanistic reasoning. A curriculum of nursing and general education courses encourages active learning and contributes to personal and professional growth.

    The program of nursing study can be rigorous and challenging. Students need basic skills in the natural and social sciences, mathematics and English (written and verbal). Nursing requires individuals to be caring and compassionate, act according to high moral standards and demonstrate the ability to think critically. Most importantly, nurses must have sufficient interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals and families who are vulnerable and experiencing pain, grief and fear of the unknown.

    Graduates of the Nursing Program are competent generalists who are accountable for providing care for various patient populations in a variety of healthcare settings and have the ability to function as both provider and coordinator of care within the discipline of nursing.

    For more information about Nursing as a career choice, visit Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing.

    For more information about Morton Health Careers, call (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2431. For more information on degrees and courses, visit the Programs and Courses page.

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    The Associate in Applied Science Degree is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326 (800/669-1656). For more information, visit the ACEN website.

    Gainful Employment Information

    Morton College provides students with cost, completion and employment information for students in certificate programs.

    Download gainful employment information for the Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate Program (PDF).

    2015 Student Achievement Data

    The Nursing Department annually releases student achievement data regarding graduates’ success on the licensure and/or certification examination, students’ completion of the nursing program, and graduates obtaining a job, as well as additional student achievement data as the governing organization/nursing program considers appropriate to demonstrate the extent to which graduates are adequately prepared.


                          Achievement   Time Period        Success Rate   
                          Annual NCLEX Pass   January 1, 2015 thru December 31, 2015       82%  
                          Student Completion   August 2014 thru May 2015       70%  
                          Graduation Employment   June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016       100%  


    Prospective Nursing Student Checklist

    Prospective nursing students must complete and submit a checklist of program requirements. Prospective Fall 2017 students may submit completed checklists from October 3, 2016 to March 1, 2017.

    Download Prospective Nursing Student Checklist (PDF)