Master of Science in Nursing ADN to MSN Bridge Program

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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 ADN to MSN Bridge 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

  • Implement effective communication strategies for working with interprofessional teams and other health care providers.
  • Synthesize best practices and organizational systems leadership principles to promote high quality and safe patient care.
  • Critique evidence with an understanding of research concepts to guide evidence-based practice.
  • Analyze complex issues in healthcare delivery with understanding of health policy and principles of advocacy.
  • Analyze current and emerging trends and technologies to support quality healthcare and promote health.
  • Conduct a comprehensive systems assessment as a foundation for decision making.
  • Design strategies to promote lifelong learning that incorporates professional nursing standards and accountability for practice.

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

ADN-MSN Track
  1. Complete the application process for Midway University.
  2. Complete the application process for the MSN Nursing program including the following:
    • 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.
    • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.
    • Recommended cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in nursing (on a 4.0 scale).
    • Must hold current and unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in Kentucky or compact state.
    • Submit professional resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Submit the following: evidence of immunizations or titer showing immunity for 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 from health insurance company with evidence of health insurance prior to beginning practicum rotation to meet the health criteria of clinical facilities.

Additional Requirements

In addition to meeting the above requirements for admission, applicants who fall into any of the following categories should supply an official TOEFL score:

  1. Born outside the United States
  2. For whom English is a second language
  3. Have a degree or transcripts from a non-U.S. institution.

A score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79-80 (internet-based) or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) will be required of those who are not U.S. citizens and for whom English is not a first language.

Guidance for Admissions to the MSN Program

Applicants not meeting the requirements for unconditional admission may be offered conditional admission upon the recommendation of the Dean. A grade point average of at least a 2.80 on a 4.0 scale is required.

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. 22 hours of Undergraduate Nursing and pre-requisite coursework.
  2. 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.
  3. Minimum of 30 hours of graduate credits earned in residence at Midway University.
  4. Earn a minimum grade of B in all graduate nursing courses. (Revised for Fall 2021)
  5. Students must meet all Midway University graduation requirements for the master’s degree.
  6. 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.

Courses

ADN Bridge Requirements

mth-245 - Probability and Statistics - 3 hours

nsg-310 - Introduction to Professional Nursing - 3 hours

nsg-320 - Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing - 3 hours

nsg-410 - Community Health Nursing - 3 hours

nsg-430 - Introduction to Evidence Based Research - 3 hours

nsg-460 - Nursing Leadership and Management - 4 hours

phil-301 - Ethics - 3 hours

Select MSN Track

Nurse Administrator

Nurse Educator

MSN Coursework- Administration Track

nsg-510 - Professional Role Transition - 3 hours

nsg-520 - Evidence-Based Nursing - 3 hours

nsg-530 - Quality Improvement and Safety - 3 hours

nsg-540 - Ethics and Health Policy - 3 hours

nsg-590 - Nursing Leadership of Healthcare Delivery Systems - 3 hours

nsg-570 - Role of the Nurse Administrator - 3 hours

nsg-610 - Informatics and Healthcare Technology - 3 hours

nsg-620 - Translational Research - 3 hours

nsg-627 - Financial Aspects of Health Care - 3 hours

nsg-652 - Nursing Administrator Practicum - 3 hours

For the Administration Track: Select one of the following:

busm-540 - Organizational Behavior - 3 hours

busm-640 - Operations Management - 3 hours

hca-602 - Health Care Financial Management - 3 hours

For Administration Track Select one of the following:

nsg-662 - Nursing Administrator Scholarly Project - 3 hours

nsg-672 - Nursing Administrator Thesis - 3 hours

MSN Coursework Education track

nsg-510 - Professional Role Transition - 3 hours

nsg-520 - Evidence-Based Nursing - 3 hours

nsg-530 - Quality Improvement and Safety - 3 hours

nsg-540 - Ethics and Health Policy - 3 hours

nsg-560 - Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology - 3 hours

nsg-580 - Advanced Health Assessment - 3 hours

nsg-610 - Informatics and Healthcare Technology - 3 hours

nsg-620 - Translational Research - 3 hours

nsg-625 - Curriculum Development and Implementation - 3 hours

nsg-635 - Outcome Measurement and Evaluation in Education - 3 hours

nsg-650 - Nursing Education Practicum - 3 hours

For Educator Track Select one:

nsg-660 - Nursing Education Scholarly Project - 3 hours

nsg-670 - Nursing Education Thesis - 3 hours

General Education Hours -

Elective Hours -

Total Hours to Complete - 58

Last updated: 09/08/2021