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The School of Health Sciences at Midway University offers nursing degree programs at many levels and other health science and healthcare-related degree programs. All of our programs focus on the care of others in the vast industry of healthcare. Explore all that Midway has to offer.

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Nursing Degrees at Midway

Midway University’s nursing school has been providing nursing education for more than 50 years. We offer nursing degrees from associate, bachelor, and master’s degree level. Our graduates are highly sought-after for their training and quality of care for their patients.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

Credit Hours: 64
Format: On Campus or Online/Hybrid
Length: Day Classes (4 16-week semesters, 2 years ) or Evening Classes or Online/Hybrid Classes (16 months)

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. We offer an LPN-ADN Bridge program or ff you are a high school student, ask about our Fast Track Dual Credit Admissions Program into nursing.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree: Prelicensure

Credit Hours: 120
Format: On Campus
Length: 4 years

Midway University’s pre-licensure Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program combines general education courses with professional nursing theory, complex critical thinking, and clinical practice. Consistent with the mission and goals of the university, our BSN degree program prepares nurses as leaders who can provide health care to individuals, families, groups, and populations of diverse cultures in a variety of settings.

After graduation and successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), you will be on your way to practicing as a registered nurse in any number of healthcare settings. The BSN degree will also prepare you for graduate education and continued growth of your nursing career should you so choose.

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RN-BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Credit Hours: 120
Format: Online
Length: 12 to 24 months

The online RN to BSN program is designed for working nurses. All coursework can be completed online (except two practicum courses), which makes our online RN to BSN program a convenient option for working nurses to complete their education. The BS in nursing degree can be completed in 12 to 24 months, so you can complete your education in the timeframe that best serves you. Students have the option to start five times throughout the year-January, March, June, August, or October.

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"Nursing is more than passing meds and checking vitals. The BSN program at Midway makes nurses dig deeper and look past the patient’s physical self and look at care as a whole body of work. I am grateful that I was able to continue my education at Midway and I hope that I am representing them well in the hospital.”
Sullivan (Sully) Simpson '21 BSN 

Nursing Masters Degrees

Earning a master-level degree in nursing can elevate career options for nurses, leading into administration pathways or education. There are several options available for advanced nursing degrees at Midway, and to help our nursing students, our tuition is the lowest in Kentucky.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Administration or Education Track

Credit Hours: 36
Format: Online
Length: 18 months full-time or 24 months part-time

The online MSN nursing administration track is designed to prepare nurses as professional leaders in a variety of healthcare settings, corporations, and communities. The MSN education track is designed to prepare nurses for teaching careers in schools of nursing and nursing staff development/education departments in a variety of healthcare settings.

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Credit Hours: 60
Format: Online
Length: 2 years

The online MSN/MBA Dual Degree is designed to prepare nurses as professional leaders in a variety of healthcare settings, corporations, and communities. Students focus on professional role development, knowledge translation, quality improvement and safety, ethics and health policy, financial and resource management, and organizational leadership. The curriculum is designed so that graduates of the program can practice in a culturally and ethnically diverse global society. 

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 Healthcare Degrees

Pre-Med Advising Program

Credit Hours: 120 for bachelor's degree
Format: On Campus
Length: 4 years

Pre-medical advising at Midway University includes a variety of professional pathways including pre-medical, physical therapy, physician assistant, pre-osteopathic medicine, pre-podiatric, pre-dentistry, and pre-optometry. While programs vary in their requirements, typical coursework encompasses courses in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and mathematics. Many students on this path select a biology major and chemistry minor combination, but there are many degree choices that fit the pre-med advising program.

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Online Public Health Degree (B.S.)

Credit Hours: 120
Format: Online
Length: 4 years

Midway University’s 100% online Public Health degree prepares students for a rewarding career in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public. The growing field of public health is broad and offers students a variety of career opportunities such as working with both private and governmental agencies to help promote health and wellness. In addition, those in public health careers educate the public on improving health both individually and as a community.

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"All of the staff went out of their way to make sure that I had everything I needed to find my way down a great path. As well as providing a helping hand along the way, no matter the project. I did my practicum at a long-term care facility. I was able to work and learn so much from both parties."

Ridge Hall, B.S. Health Care Administration, '21

Online Health Care Administration Degree (B.S.)

Credit Hours: 120
Format: Online
Length: 4 years

The online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration is designed to give students knowledge and experience in the area of health care. The curriculum provides students with broad knowledge of health care policy, financing, leadership, and management skills needed to function in a health care delivery system.

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Online Master of Health Care Administration (MHA)

Credit Hours: 30
Format: Online
Length: 12 months

The online master’s degree in healthcare administration (MHA) program covers essential topics such as strategic planning, health law, and health informatics, ensuring a comprehensive skill set. Affordable and flexible, the program accommodates diverse schedules, and our tuition rates are among the most affordable in the state and region. Led by healthcare innovation leaders, our MHA courses explore key principles such as strategic leadership and effective management, providing graduates the skills to confidently lead organizations into the future. 


Health Science Major (B.S.)

Credit Hours: 120
Format: On Campus
Length: 4 years

The Health Science program at Midway University is designed for students who intend to attend graduate school in one of the allied health professions. The program provides students with a strong foundation in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics as well as general education requirements.

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Health Care Administration MBA

Credit Hours: 33
Format: Online
Length: 12 to 15 months

The Midway University Master of Business Administration Concentration in Health Care Administration is designed to prepare business graduates for the health care industry. This program will give students an extensive knowledge of business while also focusing on the specializations within the health care industry.

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 Mental Health Degrees

Psychology Degree (B.A.)

Credit Hours: 120
Format: On Campus or Online
Length: 4 years

Completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program provides education for students who wish to pursue graduate study in the subfields of psychology, e.g., counseling, child development, or educational psychology. Students are also prepared for entry-level occupations in human services, including therapeutic, industrial, educational, or governmental positions. You can earn your psychology degree on-campus in our traditional semester format or online in our accelerated 8-week module courses

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Alcohol & Drug Counseling (B.A.)

Credit Hours: 120
Format: The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Courses are only offered on campus.
Length: 4 years

Midway University's Bachelor’s in Psychology with an Alcohol and Drug Counseling concentration will provide training in the special skills and techniques required in the profession of addiction counseling. Courses for the degree in counseling cover the 12 core functions of addiction counseling (screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, reports and record keeping, consultation).

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