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Further your career in nursing administration or education with an MSN degree from Midway University.

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36 Credit Hours
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$475/Credit Hour
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ACEN SealEarn an online master’s degree in nursing from Midway University. Midway’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree focuses on educating the next level of nursing leaders and educators. Our core curriculum focuses on topics in evidence-based nursing, ethics and health policy, quality improvement and safety in nursing, informatics and healthcare technology, and research.

Whether nurses want to further their careers within the hospital setting or become nurse educators, Midway’s online MSN program offers options—a Nursing Administration or a Nursing Education track. There is also an MSN-MBA Dual Degree for those looking to advance their healthcare management career path.

Students have the option to start five times throughout the year: January, March, June, August, or October.

Affordable Tuition & Savings

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Midway University's online MSN tuition is the lowest in Kentucky. Our program is continuously recognized by outside ranking organizations and specifically noted as one of the most affordable in the U.S. In 2021 ranked our program #16 on their Top 50 Most Affordable Online MSN Programs.

Midway alumni can save even more money with our alumni discount and nurses employed through one of our Business Advantage Partners can save up to 15% off their tuition.

Choose Your Focus

Students in the online MSN program can select from two concentrations, either Administration or Education. There are also different admissions pathways to explore from ADN to MSN and BSN to MSN.

Career Outlook

How can a master’s in nursing work for you?

Besides increasing salary levels with an advanced degree, a nurse who earns an MSN degree will have additional career opportunities. Midway’s program allows you to choose to follow the path to either become an administrator or nursing educator.

With an MSN you can also look at specializations in other fields of nursing. The biggest advantage is you will have more choices of growing your nursing career with an advanced nursing degree.

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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.

Step Two – Apply to the Nursing Program

Once you complete a graduate application, our admissions staff will provide you with additional information to complete your application to the MSN program. Applications for admission are then received in the Nursing office and reviewed. Nursing faculty utilize an admission process procedure when reviewing all applications for the MSN program.

Admission to Midway’s MSN program is selective. Applicants must have an ADN or BSN degree from a CCNE or ACEN accredited program whose parent institution is regionally accredited. Students must hold a current and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the United States.

Please review our full list of admission and program criteria prior to applying.

No. Students do not need to take the GRE exam for admission into this program.
Students can complete their degree (36 credit hours) in either 18 months full-time option or 24 months part-time.
All courses are 100% online (except practicum) which allows working nurses the most flexibility to work on their own schedule. The student will arrange a suitable practicum with faculty approval. The practicum can be completed where the student lives.
Students have the option to start five times throughout the year-January, March, June, August or October.
Students can choose between two culminating courses, a scholarly project or thesis.
ACEN SealYes. The ADN, BSN and MSN nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone 404.975.5000 (

As an online graduate student at Midway University, paying for graduate school can be stressful. There are a few financial options that you have at Midway and we want to remind you to check these options:

  • Federal Loans are available to graduate students - when you apply through FAFSA. The loans graduate students can apply for are unsubsidized student loans, and Federal Graduate PLUS Loans.
  • Private Loans are available through your banking institution. Keep in mind that the repayment of this is different than the Federal loan programs.
  • Payment Plans are available through Midway University’s partnership with a payment plan provider. Information available from Midway University Business Office 859.846.5402. Payment plans are available so that you can pay, just like a car payment, a specific amount monthly to pay your graduate school tuition and fees.
  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement - If you are employed, make sure you check with your human resource office to see if you are eligible for tuition assistance or tuition reimbursement.

Midway University does offer a 10-15% discount in tuition for specific employers who are part of our business advantage partnership. If you are interested in finding out how to become a business advantage partner, please call 859.846.6248.

If you have questions about any of the above financial options, please contact your Admissions Counselor or call 859.846.5819. Or visit Financial Aid page for more details.

A full estimated MSN cost list is available to download.

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.

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.


"I put off going to graduate school for twenty years after receiving my BSN. With a job and a family, I was cautious to commit my time and resources. But with Midway’s guidance, I was able to focus on an area of study that I am passionate about, prenatal childbirth education… Midway gave me the education and experience I need for my future in nursing education."

Kristen Hands '21
MSN Nurse Education

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Small Classes

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

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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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