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Master of Science Nursing Administration Track

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The Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN) program is designed to prepare students as highly skilled professionals to lead educational and complex healthcare systems. Graduates will be prepared to assume increasing accountability and responsibility in both education and leadership positions. The curriculum is designed so that graduates of the program can practice in a culturally and ethnically diverse global society. Graduates will be able to effect changes in healthcare which is consistent with the mission of Midway University to prepare students for rewarding careers and responsible citizenship.    

The MSN nursing administration track is designed to prepare nurses as professional leaders in a variety of healthcare settings, corporations, and communities. Students focus on professional role development, knowledge translation, quality improvement and safety, ethics and health policy, financial and resource management, and organizational leadership. Evidence-based experiences in various settings provide students with opportunities to function as nurse administrators. 

Student Learning Outcomes of Program

  • Synthesize evidence-based practices from research in nursing and other disciplines to lead comprehensive person-centered care with the application of health policy and principles of advocacy.
  • Direct partnerships with local, regional, state, federal, and/or global teams for innovational change across complex systems to deliver equitable care to diverse populations.
  • Synthesize best practices and organizational systems leadership principles to promote high quality, safe, and equitable care utilizing informatics and communication technologies.
  • Conduct a comprehensive systems assessment as a foundation for decision making in collaboration with stake holders to optimize care and strengthen outcomes.
  • Formulate effective communication strategies for working with interprofessional teams and other health care providers to promote laws, policies, and regulations of the nursing practice.
  • Design strategies to promote lifelong learning that incorporates professional nursing standards and accountability at an advanced level.

Admission Deadlines

Applications to the MSN program will be reviewed throughout the year. It is strongly recommended that prospective students complete the application process 2-3 months prior to the semester within which they would like to matriculate. 

Admission Criteria

For acceptance into the MSN program, the student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be admitted to the University. 
  2. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the MSN program.
  3. Submit official college or university transcripts from a regionally accredited educational institution.
  1. Complete the application process for Midway University.
  2. Complete the application process for the MSN Nursing program including the following:
    • Must have BSN degree from a CCNE or ACEN accredited program whose parent institution is regionally accredited. Degrees from foreign institutions will be reviewed on an individual basis.
    • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.
    • Recommend a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in nursing (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Must hold current and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the United States.
    • Submit professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Obtain or show proof of required vaccinations for the organization where practicum/project will be completed. 
RN (ADN)-MSN Bridge Program

In addition to the above admission requirements, applicants to the RN (ADN)-MSN Bridge option must have ADN degree from CCNE or ACEN accredited program whose parent institution is regionally accredited. Degrees from foreign institutions will be reviewed on an individual basis. 

Guidance for Admissions to the MSN Program

Applicants not meeting the requirements for unconditional admission may be offered conditional admission on a case by case basis.

To attain full standing from conditional admission (i.e., progress beyond the first six hours of coursework) the student must complete the first six hours of course work at Midway University with at least a “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

Exceptions to the above guidelines can be granted with permission of the Dean.

Degree Requirements

  1. 36 hours of graduate credits in nursing for the education track; 36 hours of graduate credits in nursing and business administration for the administration track.
  2. Minimum of 30 hours of graduate credits earned in residence at Midway University.
  3. Earn a minimum grade of B in all graduate nursing courses.
  4. Students must meet all Midway University graduation requirements for the master’s degree.
  5. Full-time students must complete degree requirements within six (6) semesters and part-time students within nine (9) semesters from time of entry into the MSN program.


General Education Hours - N/A

Elective Hours - 0

Total Hours to Complete - 36

Last updated: 07/15/2024