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Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) and Morton College have announced a new partnership agreement that will allow students to seamlessly transfer from the community college and begin pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree. The dual admissions initiative created by ONU is aptly dubbed Pursue ONU and will provide Morton College students an opportunity to earn a bachelor of applied science or a bachelor of science in nursing.

“We are excited to offer Pursue ONU to Morton College students. This new opportunity will allow our students to easily continue their education and set them on a path to career success, ” said Dr. Lydia Falbo DNP,  Director of Nursing.

Morton College is one of many community colleges participating in Pursue ONU, a program designed for students who desire to continue furthering their education. Morton College students receive support from Olivet’s Financial Solutions, Admissions, and Academic Advising departments.

Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, is located in the near western suburbs of Chicago in Cicero.

“We welcome Morton College as our newest Pursue ONU partner,” said Tiffany Holohan, Olivet’s Senior Director of Transfer Relations at the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “Morton College is supporting student learning by offering a new pathway to earn a degree and prepare for the future.” 

The Pursue ONU initiative allows students to be simultaneously admitted to Morton College and ONU’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS.) Through the SGCS, adults and other non-traditional students can study Nursing, Business, Education, and Ministry at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. Classes can be taken online or at numerous locations throughout the Midwest.

Dually admitted Morton College students expedite the completion of their bachelor’s degree by taking general education and prerequisite classes before beginning as full-time Olivet students. Academic advisors will ensure that students are enrolled in only the courses needed to pursue their bachelor degree.