A.S. in Nursing

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


Available in both day and accelerated evening formats, this program is an excellent choice for students interested in starting a nursing career. Students who successfully complete an Associate of Science degree at Midway College are 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. Classroom theory emphasizes the technical and theoretical aspects of nursing, while concentrated, supervised, clinical laboratory experiences allow you to practice your skills at several health care agencies in central Kentucky.

The program prepares students to become registered nurses and also qualifies them for seamless transition into our RN to BSN program. Nursing and science courses emphasize the importance of classroom theory and clinical experiences while also introducing you to a challenging liberal arts curriculum.

Program requirements

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 our Associate and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs is selective. Students hoping to begin nursing careers with a science degree should be aware that a certain educational background or preparation is important to assure admission to the nursing program. Students who are interested in pursuing a major in nursing, but lack the necessary academic preparation, may wish to consider taking preparatory courses under the guidance of individual academic advisors.

Applying to the program

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 for Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees. 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, 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).

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ADN Admission Criteria

For acceptance into the ADN program the student must:
1. Complete an application to be admitted 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 cumulative 3.0 GPA on all college work. 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. ADN students must submit the following: evidence of hepatitis B immunization, immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella; current negative tuberculin skin test; current CPR certification; evidence of health insurance prior to beginning any clinical rotations to meet health criteria of clinical facilities.
8. 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).
9. Medicaid Nurse Aid Certification (CNA)
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 260, 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 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 19-22
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 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
(Students without high school Chemistry or Physics with grade of "C" or higher) 0
Electives 0-3
Total 67

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