BSN Admission Requirements

BSN pre-licensure admission requirements for nursing school

To be considered for admission to the BSN program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Accepted to Midway University.
  • Prior to admission to the BSN Program, applicants must have earned a “C” or better in the required pre-requisite courses listed below:
    • BIO 190 Anatomy and Physiology I*
    • BIO 191 Anatomy and Physiology I Lab*
    • BIO 198 Anatomy and Physiology II*
    • BIO 199 Anatomy and Physiology II Lab*
    • ENG 101 College Writing I
    • ENG 102 College Writing II
    • CHM 150 Principles of Chemistry
    • MTH 140 College Algebra
    • NSG XXX Introduction to Professional Nursing
    • PSY 260 Human Growth and Development
    • *Must be taken within the last five years.
  • Completion of 30 hours of university credit.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The GPA includes all college credits taken as a high school or college student.
  • ACT composite score of 21 or higher
    • Those students who have already obtained an associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degree are exempt from taking the ACT.
  • Current Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aid Certification (SRNA)
  • Complete application for admission to the BSN Program during the Spring semester of Freshman year; admission decision will occur during Summer of Freshman year.
      • Documentation of hepatitis B immunization; immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella; current negative 2-step tuberculin skin test or T-spot; current American Heart Association CPR BLS certification; letter from health insurance provider verifying current coverage; criminal background check; urine drug screen; and current SRNA.

Completion of eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission to the BSN Program. Students who meet the above criteria will be ranked using the following Admission Ranking System. Spaces are limited to 20 students and those with the top 20 scores on this ranking system will be selected for admission.

Completion of Pre-Requisite Courses
Course Earned Grade with Point Value
D or F (-2) C (+1) B (+2) A (+3) Repeat Grade (A:3, B:2, C:1)
BIO 190
BIO 191
BIO 198
BIO 199
CHM 150
ENG 101
ENG 102
MTH 140
NSG 101
PSY 260
Other Measures
Cumulative College GPA 3.0 – 3.19 (+1) 3.4 – 3.69 (+2) 3.7 – 4.0 (+3)
Composite ACT Score 21 – 22 (+1) 23 – 25 (+2) 26 or higher (+3)
Total Score

Eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN is determined by the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Individuals with criminal convictions within the last five (5) years may not be eligible. For more information, contact the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

ADN & BSN Application

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.
  • 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).

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.

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