Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing Degree

The program leading to the Associate Degree in Applied Science in Nursing Degree is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).

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Welcome to Nursing at Morton College

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 C.A.R.E provides compassionate all-inclusive retention efforts to aid in the success of our students.

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 College Health Careers, call (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2265.

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Prospective Nursing Student Checklist

Prospective nursing students must complete and submit a checklist of program requirements. Prospective Fall 2023 students may submit completed checklists from September 29, 2022 to February 3, 2023.. 

  Download Prospective Nursing Student Checklist (PDF)
  Download The Pre-Nursing  Worksheet (PDF)
  Download Nursing Worksheet (PDF)


The Morton College nursing program at Morton College  located in Cicero, Illinois is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
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The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation with conditions. (October 13, 2023)

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95% of our students are getting jobs as RN/s right after graduation and passing NCLEX.

2023 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.

2 Year Completion Program

2020 81 73 90%
2021 93 81 87%
2022 157 92 59%
2023 59 42 71.2%

NCLEX Pass Rates

2019 84%
2020 67% 96%
2021 58% 83%
2022 45% 72%

Employment Rate

2020 95%
2021 95%
2022 73%