A.S. in Nursing

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD


The Day Track is taught in the Women’s College, a day format. The Evening Track is taught in the School for Career Development, an accelerated evening format. 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 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 of Science Degree Nursing Program prepares students to become registered nurses and also qualifies those students for admission into a RN-BSN 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 NSG 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 licensure 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 admissions 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.

The nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (On Warning), Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020 (www.acenursing.org). The Associate Degree Nursing Program also has full approval by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN), 212 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300, Louisville, Kentucky, 40222, (502) 429-3300, FAX (502) 429-331 (www.kbn.ky.gov).

ADN Admission Criteria

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 measles, mumps and rubella, hepatitis, proof of varicella immunization or immunity, 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): Students must have earned sufficient number of general education credit hours (Minimum 12 credit hours and must include ENG 101, ENG 102 and BIO 190/191). School for Career Development (evening track): Students must complete Science courses (BIO 190/191, BIO 198/199, and BIO 225/226) and sufficient number of general education and required supporting courses to be able to progress through the program (Minimum 12 credit hours).
9. Effective fall 2011 Medicaid Nurse Aid Certification (CNA) will be required.
10. An articulation agreement which awards nine (9) credit hours for successful completion of an LPN Program within the last five (5) years is available. The LPN must meet all current admission requirements as outlined.

Additional criteria for LPN:
     a. Successful completion of 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 LP license and transcript from an accredited LPN school.
     c. Documentation of the above may result in a waiver of NSG 115.

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

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements for an Associate Degree (Nursing) 22
Mathematics (One course MA 140 or higher)* 3
Fundamentals of Communication (COM 205*) 3
Composition (ENG 101* and ENG 102*) 6
Natural Sciences (Any Biological (BIO) or Physical (PSC) Science with a lab) 4
Behavioral or Sociological Sciences (Any PSY, SOC, HIS, or SS course) 3
Arts and Humanities (Spanish is required for Teacher Education and Equine majors) 3
Art (ART), Humanities (HUM), Literature (ENG-Literature) or any Foreign Language course,
Music (MUS), Philosophy (PHIL), Religion (REL)
Additional Requirements
  • Demonstrated Computer Competency
  • *Minimum grade of - C required for graduation
  • ACT Math score of 18; or SAT Math score of 490; or MAPP Math score of 111 for MA 140 or higher
  • ACT English score of 18; or SAT Writing score of 450; or MAPP Writing score of 112 for English 101
ADN Nursing Requirements*
(Must earn a grade of “C” or better in all required coursework.)
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 8
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)*. 0
High School Chemistry or Physics with grade of “C” or
(Students without high school Chemistry or Physics must take course)
Total 67

*A minimum grade of "C" in all major courses required for graduation.