Program Exams

  • Computerized General Educational Development (GED) Testing

    Beginning in January 2014, the GED exam will be offered as a computer-based exam through PearsonVUE Test Centers. Morton College is in the process of becoming an approved testing location for the computerized GED exams. For more information about the computerized GED exams visit the GED Testing Service website.

    Nursing Admission Exams

    In order to be eligible for admission into the nursing program, prospective nursing students are required to demonstrate a certain level of English and math ability on the mandatory admission exam. Applicants are allowed two (2) attempts to achieve the minimum scores on the exam.

    Interested students may download an ACCUPLACER Study Guide (PDF) that includes sample questions.

    Nursing Admission exams are administered on specific dates listed in the Nursing Application Packet. Please refer to the Nursing Application Packet or attend the mandatory Nursing Information Session for more specific information.

    Certified Nursing Assistant Exams

    CNA Program Exam

    Students interested in the Nursing Assistant Program (NUR 104 & NUR 105) are required to take an ACCUPLACER reading and math exam to determine eligibility. As of August 2013, the current minimum reading score is 64 and the minimum arithmetic score is 50.

    Testing appointments can be scheduled through the Academic Advising Center (Building B, 1st floor) or by calling (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2250.

    CNA State Certification Exam

    In addition to completing a CNA training program, nursing assistants working in nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities and home health agencies in the state of Illinois must be certified.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health requires that all students who successfully complete an approved training program also pass a written competency exam. The Testing Center serves as a test site for these CNA competency exams.

    For more information on test dates or how to register for the certification exam, please contact the Morton College Nursing Program at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2388 or visit the Illinois Nurse Aide Testing Program website.