BSN Admission Requirements

BSN pre-licensure admission requirements for nursing school

For acceptance into the BSN pre-licensure program the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete application for admission to the university (unless continuing directly from the Midway Campus ADN program).
  • Submit official college and high school transcripts as required.
  • Be accepted by the university and complete an admission interview with the chairperson of the program or designee.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • An ACT score of 21 is required or equivalent SAT score.
  • Complete two years of high school or one intermediate college algebra course with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Students must submit evidence of immunization or titer showing immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, Tdap; Varicella; Influenza; current negative tuberculin skin test or T-Spot; current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification; and evidence of health insurance prior to beginning clinical rotations to meet the health criteria of clinical facilities.
  • Students must have earned 1 st semester BSN Program Plan general education courses plus ENG 102 which may be in process (Minimum 16 credit hours and must include ENG 101, BIO 190/191, MTH 140, CHEM 150 and ENG 102 (completed or in process).
  • Current Medicaid Nurse Aid Certification SRNA (CNA) or Certified Medical Assistant Certification (CMA).

Failure of a required course for the second time will be reviewed individually and may preclude the student from being admitted/re-admitted into the nursing program.

Provided the academic requirements are met, enrollment in the pre-program assures the student admission to the full program.

Eligibility to sit for the NCLEX is determined by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Individuals with criminal convictions within the last five years may not be eligible. For more information, contact the Kentucky
Board of Nursing.

RN-BSN admission requirements for nursing school

For acceptance into the RN-BSN program the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete application for admission to the university (unless continuing directly from the Midway Campus ADN program).
  • Submit official college and high school transcripts as required.
  • Must hold a current and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in Kentucky or compact state. Will be verified by Nursing Department.
  • Be accepted by the university and complete an admission interview with the chairperson of the program or designee.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Be a graduate from an ADN program from a regionally accredited institution or diploma program. Graduates of diploma nursing programs must complete the NLN Acceleration Challenge Exam and achieve a minimum score of 90 to have nursing courses converted to University credit hours. Cost of the NLN Acceleration Challenge Exam is the responsibility of the student.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, (2.0 on a 4.0 scale for Midway University ADN graduates).
  • Provide evidence of current clinical practice within the last five years via: Graduation transcript from a school of nursing within the past two years
  • Students must submit evidence of immunization or titer showing immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, Tdap; Varicella; Influenza; current negative tuberculin skin test or T-Spot; current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers certification; and letter providing envidence of health insurance prior to beginning clinical rotations to meet the health criteria of clinical facilities.
  • Work experience preferred.
  • Provide evidence of satisfactory clinical performance. The Student Reference and Evaluation form must be received from current nursing employer or from the ADN or diploma nursing program faculty for applicants who have graduated within the last year.

Failure of a required course for the second time will be reviewed individually and may preclude the student from being admitted/re-admitted into the nursing program

Program Criteria Applicable to all BSN and RN-BSN students

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Provide transportation to clinical or practicum facilities.
  • Satisfy all university requirements for graduation.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required in all nursing courses.

Events

More Events >

Admissions Events

More Events >

Virtual Tour

Request Information

Apply Now