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  • Midway University Nursing Program Earns Reaccreditation

September 29, 2016

(Midway, Ky.) – Following a visit early this year from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Midway University recently received notification that its baccalaureate nursing program has been granted continuing accreditation through 2024. The decision was based on several factors, including the institution’s ability to meet the standards for a quality program and to prepare graduates to enter the job market.

“I commend our entire nursing faculty and staff for their diligent work as educators and for their extra efforts in preparing documentation and leading the institution through the reaccreditation process,” said Dr. Mary Elizabeth Stivers, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Midway University. “For 50 years, Midway University’s nursing program has been known throughout the Commonwealth for its excellence. Reaccreditation from ACEN affirms that our student-centered approach to nursing education produces outstanding clinicians and leaders who are sought after by employers.”

In its findings, the ACEN cited Dr. Barbara Kitchen, Dean of Midway’s School of Health Sciences, as a strength of the school’s program. The commission noted that, “The experience of the nurse administrator and respect that college administrators and faculty campus-wide expressed for her are reflective of her commitment to quality and excellence, which has resulted in a culture of faculty availability and service to students.”

Midway’s baccalaureate (RN-BSN) program is designed to provide registered nurses and ADN graduates a seamless transition into more advanced course work. The curriculum combines general education courses with professional nursing theory, complex critical thinking and limited practicum experiences. 

In addition, Midway University offers Associate of Science (ADN) and Master of Science (MSN) degrees in Nursing.