Midway College offers the Associate of Science degree in Nursing. In the Women's College there is a day format and in the School for Career Development, an accelerated evening format offered at the Main Campus. A student who successfully completes the program is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of this examination allows the graduate to practice nursing as a registered nurse (RN).
The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Midway College is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission). The curriculum for this nursing major has a dual focus--team-taught classroom theory emphasizing the technical and theoretical aspects of nursing, and concentrated, supervised, clinical laboratory experiences in several health-care agencies in central Kentucky.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program prepares students to become registered nurses and also qualifies those students for admission into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Because the associate degree program emphasizes the importance of nursing classroom theory and clinical experiences, as well as liberal arts courses, each student is reminded that the nursing major places great responsibilities for time management upon the individual. The nursing courses must be taken in the following sequence, NSG 115, NSG 120, NSG 210, NSG 225, and 230 and a grade of "C" must be earned in each before progressing to the next level.
Students will be required to take nationally-normed tests throughout the curriculum and to make a satisfactory score on such tests. In the last semester of the curriculum, students will be required to take a comprehensive exam and to make a satisfactory score on such an exam prior to graduation/taking the licensing exam.
Admission to the program is selective. The Midway College student desiring to enter a career in nursing should be aware that a certain educational background or preparation is important to assure admission to the nursing program. A student who is interested in pursuing a major in nursing, but who lacks the necessary academic preparation, may wish to consider taking preparatory courses under the guidance of individual academic advisors.
The applications for admission are received in the nursing office during the spring semester for possible admission to the fall semester. Nursing faculty utilize an admission process procedure when reviewing all applications. Questions about the process should be referred to the Nursing Department at 859-846-5725 or inquire in person.
For acceptance into the ADN program the student must:
1. Complete an application for admission to Midway College.
2. Submit college and high school transcripts or GED scores as required.
3. Complete admission interview with the chairperson or designee of the program.
4. Have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school or college work (whichever is most recent). For readmission a Midway College GPA of 2.5 will be required.
5. An ACT score of 21 is required.
6. Complete two years of high school or one intermediate college algebra course with a grade of “C” or better.
7. Provide evidence of immunization or immunity to rubella, rubeola and mumps, hepatitis, proof of Varicella history or immunization, current negative PPD tuberculin test, current CPR certification and a completed college health form (prior to entering clinical setting).
8. Women’s College (day track) nursing students must earn twelve college credit hours prior to enrollment in NSG 115. It is strongly recommended that one of the courses be a science course such as Anatomy and Physiology or Microbiology. School for Career Development (evening track) nursing students must complete Anatomy & Physiology I and II and Microbiology prior to enrollment in NSG 115. Chemistry may be completed during program, if not completed in high school with a grade of “C” or better.
9. Effective fall 2011 Medicaid Nurse Aid Certification (CNA) will be required.
10. An articulation agreement which awards nine (9) credit hours for successful complete of an LPN Program within the last five (5) years is available. For admission:
a. The LPN must complete ENG 101, PSY 180, BIO 190/191, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 for 12 credit hours with no grade below a “C”.
b. Present proof of an active Kentucky LPN license and transcript from an accredited LPN school.
c. Documentation of the above will result in a waiver of NSG 115.
d. The LPN must meet all other admission requirements as outlined.
11. Failure of a required course for the second time will be reviewed individually and may preclude the student from being admitted/re-admitted into the nursing program.
Eligibility to sit for the NCLEX is determined by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Individuals with criminal convictions within the last five (5) years may not be eligible. For more information, contact the Kentucky Board of Nursing.
Available through: WCSCD
|General Education Requirements||25|
|ADN Nursing Requirements*||37|
|Nursing I (NSG 115)||9|
|Nursing II (NSG 120)||9|
|Nursing III (NSG 210)||9|
|Nursing IV (NSG 225)||6|
|Nursing V (NSG 230)||4|
|ADN Support Requirements||14|
|Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 190)*||0|
|Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 191)*||0|
|Anatomy and Physiology II (BIO 198)*||3|
|Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (BIO 199)*.||1|
|Microbiology (BIO 225)*||3|
|Microbiology Laboratory (BIO 226)*||1|
|Human Growth and Development (PSY 260)*.||3|
(must be Chemistry or Physics, if not previously completed)
*A minimum grade of "C" in all major courses required for graduation.