Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) offers the qualified student a 4-year program of study that combines general education courses with professional nursing theory courses and concentrated, supervised clinical experiences in several central Kentucky healthcare agencies. This program prepares students as providers of direct and indirect client care; as designers, coordinators, and managers of client care; and as members of the nursing profession. This role includes advocacy for clients, their families, and the nursing profession. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN).

This traditional 4-year program is taught in person during the day on the Midway campus.

Students will be required to take nationally normed assessments from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) throughout the curriculum. The focus of the ATI assessment and remediation program is to supplement course work and enhance preparation to pass the NCLEX-RN.

Admission to the program is selective. The Midway University student desiring to enter a career in Nursing should be aware that a certain educational background or preparation is important to assure admission to the Nursing program. Applications for admission are received in the Nursing office during the spring semester for possible admission to the fall semester.

Student Learning Outcomes of Program

  • Facilitate evidence-based health promotion, quality, safety, and patient-centered nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and diverse populations across the lifespan.
  • Utilize effective interprofessional communication with community leaders to advocate for culturally sensitive care for individuals, families, groups, and diverse populations.
  • Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, scientific, and humanistic disciplines to incorporate evidence into practice and in development of capstone project.
  • Explore professional attitudes, values, and expectations about aging to design patient-centered care for older adults and their families.
  • Implement the nursing roles of member/advocate of the profession, communicator, educator, utilizer of research, life-long learner, collaborator, manager, and leader to meet current and emerging needs of individuals, families, groups, and populations in diverse, complex health care systems.
  • Integrate professional responsibility, accountability, standards, values, ethics, morals, and legal/political aspects into caring for the health of the public.

Program Admission Requirements (Fall 2022)

To be considered for admission to the BSN program, the student must meet the following criteria:
  1. Accepted to Midway University.
  2. Prior to admission to the BSN Program, applicants must have earned a “C” or better in the required pre-requisite courses listed below from a regionally accredited institution:
    • 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 101 Introduction to Professional Nursing
    • PSY 260 Human Growth and Development
      *Note that BIO 190/191, BIO 198/199, and BIO 225/226 must have been taken 5 years or less prior to admission to nursing program
  3. Completion of 30 hours of university credit from a regionally accredited institution.
  4. 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.
  5. ACT composite score of 21 or higher or a TEAS test with a minimum score of 60 in order to apply. Students with an earned associate, baccalaureate, and or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are exempt from taking the ACT & TEAS requirement. The TEAS test may only be taken a maximum of three (3) times and scores are only valid for 24 months. For more information on TEAS, registration options and fees, and test prep recommendations: https://www.atitesting.com/teas/register#:~:text=The%20ATI%20TEAS%2C%20or%20Test,entering%20the%20health%20science%20fields.&text=Questions%20are%20designed%20to%20test,and%20English%20and%20Language%20Usage.
  6. Current Medicaid Nurse Aid Certification (SRNA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).
  7. Complete application for admission to the BSN Program during the Spring semester of Freshman year; admission decision will occur during Summer of Freshman year.
  8. Admitted students will have to provide 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 annual flu vaccine. The annual flu vaccine and COVID vaccine are highly recommended since the majority of local clinical agencies require these vaccination prior to providing patient care. Failure to receive these vaccinations may impact a student’s ability to meet clinical requirements for completion of the program.

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.

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.

Courses

General Education Hours - 37

Elective Hours - 3

Total Hours to Complete - 120

Last updated: 09/29/2021