BSN-MSN track and RN (ADN)-MSN Bridge Program
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.
The MSN program is in the candidacy phase of the accreditation process with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
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 (www.acenursing.org)
Students should speak to the Financial Aid Office for financial aid options for this program.
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.
|Course Number||Name of Course||Credit Hours|
Nursing Core Requirements
|NSG 510||Professional Role Transition||3|
|NSG 520||Evidence-Based Nursing||3|
|NSG 530||Quality Improvement/Safety||3|
|NSG 540||Ethics and Health Policy||3|
|NSG 610||Informatics and Healthcare Technology||3|
|NSG 620||Translational Research||3|
Nursing Administration Track
|NSG 570||Role of the Nurse Administrator||3|
|NSG 590||Nursing Leadership of Healthcare Delivery Systems||3|
|NSG 627||Financial Aspects of Health Care||3|
|NSG 652||Nursing Administrator Practicum||3|
|NSG 662||Nursing Administrator Scholarly Project||3|
|NSG 672||Nursing Administrator Thesis||3|
Business electives (choose one of the following courses)
|BUSM 540||Organizational Behavior||3|
|BUSM 640||Operations Management||3|
|HCA 602||Advanced Healthcare Financial Management||3|
Nursing Education Track
|NSG 560||Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology||3|
|NSG 580||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NSG 625||Curriculum Development and Implementation||3|
|NSG 635||Outcome Measurement and Evaluation in Education||3|
|NSG 650||Nursing Education Practicum||3|
|NSG 660||Nursing Education Scholarly Project||3|
|NSG 670||Nursing Education Thesis||3|
Total - MSN