BSN-MSN track and RN (ADN)-MSN Bridge Program

36 credit hours

36 credit hours

Complete degree in 2 or 3 years

A nursing career offers so many choices within the vast healthcare industry.

As a leader of educating nurses in Kentucky for the past 50 years, Midway offers an advanced degree in nursing—the Master of Science of Nursing (MSN). Midway’s online MSN program 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.

The online MSN degree offers courses 100% online (except practicum) which allows working nurses the opportunity to earn their degree at their own pace. Students can earn their MSN in as little as two years full-time or three years part-time.

Whether nurses are looking to further their careers within the hospital setting or become nursing educators, Midway’s MSN program online offers options—a Nursing Administration or a Nursing Education track.

The program consists of 36 hours, 18 in core courses and 18 in an area of concentration, either Administration (for hospital administrators) or Education (for educators in hospitals and in academia). The program is taught online to Kentucky students only. Didactic courses are offered online. The student will then arrange a suitable practicum with faculty approval. The practicum can be completed where the student lives.

There are two MSN degree options and admission paths into the program. There is a BSN-MSN track and ADN-MSN Bridge Program. Detailed admissions criteria are available in consultation with the Office of Admissions or online.

Why Midway University?

  • Faculty – Faculty are experienced nurses whose specialty is nursing education.
  • Choices – Depending on their desired path, students can choose either the Administration or Education Track.
  • Flexibility – Students choose between two culminating courses, a scholarly project or thesis.
  • Convenience – All coursework is completed 100% online with practicum completed in student’s home area.
  • Time to Degree – This 36-hour program can be completed in two years full-time or three years part-time study.
  • Personal Attention – Midway provides a high level of service to our students.
  • Affordable – We offer competitive tuition rates and several payment options.
  • Responsive – Faculty support students in the online learning environment and are responsive to their individualized needs.

Program Accreditation

The MSN nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326,  Phone 404.975.5000, Fax 404.975.5020  (

Admissions Requirements

Read more about our admissions requirements and program criteria detail on the Department of Nursing page.

Students should speak to the Financial Aid Office for financial aid options for this program.

MSN Program Costs


Students complete 36 credit hours for the MSN degree: 18 hours of core classes, then either the Nursing Administration Track or the Nursing Education Track for an additional 18 credit hours. Students in each area of concentration will be able to choose between two culminating courses, a scholarly project or a thesis.

MSN Student Handbook

Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

Nursing Core Requirements

NSG 510Professional Role Transition3
NSG 520Evidence-Based Nursing3
NSG 530Quality Improvement/Safety3
NSG 540Ethics and Health Policy3
NSG 610Informatics and Healthcare Technology3
NSG 620Translational Research3

Nursing Administration Track

NSG 570Role of the Nurse Administrator3
NSG 590Nursing Leadership of Healthcare Delivery Systems3
NSG 627Financial Aspects of Health Care3
NSG 652Nursing Administrator Practicum3
NSG 662Nursing Administrator Scholarly Project3


NSG 672Nursing Administrator Thesis3

Business electives (choose one of the following courses)

BUSM 540Organizational Behavior3
BUSM 640Operations Management3
HCA 602Advanced Healthcare Financial Management3

Nursing Education Track

NSG 560Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology 3
NSG 580Advanced Health Assessment3
NSG 625Curriculum Development and Implementation 3
NSG 635Outcome Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
NSG 650Nursing Education Practicum3
NSG 660Nursing Education Scholarly Project3


NSG 670Nursing Education Thesis3

Total - MSN


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