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Gain the strong foundational skills you need to begin your nursing career here at Midway University.

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Hours
64 Credit Hours
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Format
Day/Evening/Online Hybrid
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Bridge Option
LPN-ADN Bridge
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Beginning Fall 2024, students will have the option of selecting the new online/hybrid format for the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN Program) or the traditional daytime program or evening program.

 

ACEN SealMidway University’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program is highly regarded and respected. Our nurses are sought out in the healthcare industry, many times before they even graduate. This is due to our knowledgeable faculty, high quality facilities, and dedication to developing strong clinical skills in each student.

Students who successfully complete the ADN program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of this exam allows the graduate to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Midway also offers an LPN-ADN Bridge. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) have the opportunity to bridge into the Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) degree program. LPNs who graduated from a regionally accredited institution within the last five (5) years may be awarded nine (9) credit hours upon the Dean's approval.


ADN Curriculum

The undergraduate nursing program curriculum has a dual focus. Classroom theory emphasizes the technical and theoretical aspects of nursing. Concentrated, supervised clinical laboratory experiences allow students to practice skills at several health care agencies in Central Kentucky. The ADN program prepares students to become registered nurses and qualifies them for seamless transition into our RN to BSN program.
Review ADN Course Catalog


View the ADN Manual



NCLEX Pass Rate

nclex pass rateOur affordable, quality program has helped students see positive results on the NCLEX exam. Students who successfully complete the ADN program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Successful completion of this exam allows the graduate to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). In 2021, the NCLEX pass rate for ADN graduates was 94% and in 2022 it was 91.5%. The average pass rate for the previous 3 years was 93.5%.

KENTUCKY PROGRAM OF NURSING BENCHMARKS


Get Started

Admission to Midway’s 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 ensure admission to the nursing program.

Students interested in this program must first apply and be accepted to Midway University and then apply to the nursing program.

To find out more about this program, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@midway.edu or apply online.

If students are interested in earning their BSN, Midway also offers a 4-year prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. If you are a current RN and would like to complete a BSN, Midway University offers an online RN-BSNdegree as part of our Adult Undergraduate program, as well as an MSN program with both RN(ADN)-MSN or BSN-MSN options.


Nursing Fast Track Option

If you are a high school student interested in nursing, learn how you can take Dual Credit courses during high school to fast track your admissions to our ADN nursing program.

Program & Highlights

Midway University has a long history of educating nurses.

Career Outlook

How can an Associate in Nursing degree work for you? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than average for all occupations. The annual national salary for a registered nurse is $75,330 and in Kentucky it is $64,730.

Our ADN graduates qualify for most any RN position. Examples of positions of recent graduates include staff nurses on Medical-Surgical Units, Cardiovascular, Neuro, Orthopedics, Labor and Delivery, Newborn Nursery, Pre and Post-Partum Units, Pediatrics, a variety of specialty Intensive Care Units including Neonatal, and Skilled Nursing Homes.


ADN Program Format Options

Students interested in earning their Associate Degree in Nursing have three format options to choose from. The program is offered on-campus during the day as part of our traditional undergraduate program. Or students can choose our evening on-campus option or our new online/hybrid option.

The traditional undergraduate program follows the 16-week semester format with classes during the day in the fall and spring semester and no courses during the summer. Once accepted into the nursing program, students can complete their 4 semesters of nursing coursework in 2 years.  

The evening and online/hybrid program follows a more accelerated module format taking courses year-round. Once accepted into the nursing program, students can complete their nursing coursework in 16 months.

Students select their format option at the point of entry into the program.


ADN Courses

To earn your ADN degree, all students complete 64 credit hours. Nursing courses in the program include: NSG 115, NSG 125, NSG 130, NSG 212, NSG 215, NSG 225, and NSG 230, and a grade of C or higher must be earned in each before progressing to the next level.

Students will be required to take nationally-normed assessments, Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), throughout the curriculum. The focus of the ATI assessment and remediation programs is to supplement course work and enhances preparation to pass the NCLEX-RN.


State Licensure Requirements

Midway University makes every effort to ensure state licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change.

If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Kentucky, you should contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Step One - Apply to Midway

Students must first apply and be admitted into Midway University. We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email admissions@midway.edu.

Step Two - Apply to the Nursing Program

Unless you have an LPN, our nursing program only admits in the Fall. (You can enroll to work on pre-requisites year-round, but actual nursing courses begin in the Fall.) Once you have been granted general admission, ask your Admissions Counselor for a nursing application during the spring semester for possible admission to the fall semester.

Yes. Midway University offers Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) the opportunity to bridge into the ADN program. LPNs who graduated from a regionally accredited institution within the last five (5) years may be awarded nine (9) credit hours for NSG 115 (must be approved by the Dean) and start the program in the second semester. Learn more by reviewing the nursing admissions criteria in the academic catalog.
Admission to Midway’s 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. Please review our full list of nursing admission criteria prior to applying.

ACEN SealThe nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000.(www.acenursing.org).

The ADN Program also has full approval by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN), 212 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40222, 502.429.3300, Fax 502.429.3311 (www.kbn.ky.gov).

Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-12 credit hours.)

Visit Financial Aid page for more details.

Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Our online and evening undergraduate and graduate programs’ tuition is based on the number of credit hours taken each module. You can review our current credit hour tuition rates and fees online.

Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover. We also have specific resource information for military students.

A full estimated ADN program cost list is available for download.

Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better.  At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit.  An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.

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Midway’s Nursing Faculty are always available via email, phone, face-to-face meetings or Zoom web meetings to assist our students. Our job is to work with you throughout the program to ensure your successful understanding of the concepts and curriculum components.

Midway University’s Student Success Center provides both Academic Support and Career Services resources for all Midway students. Academic Support includes one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring and virtual (or online) tutoring. Workshops are held throughout the year to support student learning.

Career Services resources are available to students, alumni and others within our community to help them gain relevant and practical career readiness training through education and experiential learning within internships, job shadowing, career counseling and strategic corporate partnerships.

Midway University is regionally accredited by SACSCOC and as such its credits are transferable to both public and private regionally accredited institutions, however it is the determination of the receiving institution as to how and if the incoming courses will transfer.

On-campus time commitments will vary per clinical course. Required lab and clinical experiences will occur on full-weekends (Saturday and Sunday) within each of the 8-week and 16-week courses. We do our best to find geographically convenient clinical locations for our students based on clinical site availability.  

Student Testimonial

“I chose to attend Midway because of their strong nursing program. The small classes provided personal attention that helped me achieve my maximum potential as a student nurse. This is why I chose to come back to Midway to pursue my BSN. The teachers truly cared about the students succeeding and preparing them to be the best possible nurses in their fields. Midway not only taught me nursing skills, but helped to develop the professionalism and leadership traits which are important in my career today.”

Maggie Moore, ADN ’11 & B.S. Nursing

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Affordable

Annually 99% of our traditional undergraduates receive institutional aid.

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Personalized Attention

Our student to faculty ratio is 15 students to 1 faculty member.

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Small Classes

Our average class size is 17 students allowing more interaction with faculty.

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