Midway College Nursing Program Review
Midway College is a small private liberal arts college that is located in Midway, Kentucky. It is the only women’s college in the state. Founded in 1847, there are about 1,800 students enrolled in two-year and four-year programs in business, equine studies, nursing, and teacher education. The Day College admits women only to its programs.
The college also offers additional programs to both men and women in the School for Career Development offered in the evening and on weekends. Programs are available online and on the campus. Online accelerated programs allow adults to complete their degrees in less time than traditional colleges require. The college’s oldest building, Pinkerton Hall, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The college campus of Midway College is located on a farm in the Bluegrass area of the state. Midway has a religious affiliation with the Disciples of Christ, a Christian Church.
Midway College offers several program options for those who want to become nurses. Students may take part in sports by competing on one of the athletic teams that include volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, tennis, cross country, track, equestrian hunt seat, western and Dressage. Women’s residence halls are available for students who attend the Day College as well. All students who apply to the college are encouraged to apply for financial aid. There are scholarships and grants available to nursing students, as well as other forms of loans. Federal grant money is available to students who qualify, and many students who attend Midway receive some form of financial aid.
AS in Nursing – Track I
This Day Program at Midway is offered to women interested in a two-year program that leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Nursing. The program prepares students to become Registered Nurses (RNs) and to take the NCLEX-RN, the national exam that leads to licensure as an RN. There is also an accelerated evening program that is offered at the Main Campus. The program is team-taught and combines classroom learning with clinical experience at healthcare agencies in central Kentucky. Students must maintain at least a C in each nursing course to progress to the next level. Students also take nationally-normed tests throughout the program, and they must earn satisfactory scores on them. At the end of the program, students must also take a comprehensive exam before graduation or before taking the NCLEX-RN.
Admission to the nursing program is selective, and students interested in nursing must choose the best courses that will prepare them to be qualified for admission to the program. Nursing advisors can help students choose prerequisite courses that will help them be better prepared for admission to the program. Students who are seeking admission should first apply to Midway College by submitting an application, high school and college transcripts, or GED scores. An admission interview is required and applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on their high school transcript and on any college level work that has been completed. In addition, an ACT score of at least 21 is required, along with the completion of two years of high school or college algebra with a grade of at least C. The Women’s College or day track students must earn 12 college credits before enrolling in the first nursing course. The School for Career Development or evening track also has prerequisite requirements before starting the first nursing course.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may enter the AS program and receive 9 credits for completing their LPN Program if it was finished within the past five years. These students must then take 12 credit hours and maintain a C in these courses before entering the AS program. Proof of an active Kentucky LPN license is also required. After completing all of the required liberal arts and sciences courses and additional nursing courses and clinical experience, students graduate and receive an AS. They may take the NCLEX-RN for their licensure as a Registered Nurse.
AS and BS in Nursing – Track II
Midway College also offers an Associate Degree in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ADC-BSN) that is a four to five year track. This program is designed for high school graduates who have earned the required college credit hours to begin the nursing program right away. Candidates must first complete the ADN requirements and take the NCLEX-RN, the national exam for licensure as a Registered Nurse and then continue towards their BSN work. The advantage of Track II is that after completing the ADN, students may work as RNs while completing their BSN. It is required that students maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to continue to progress in the track.
BS in Nursing for Registered Nurses – Track III
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing for registered nurses or Track III was specifically created for working Registered Nurses (RNs) who can complete their baccalaureate degree in 12 months. This is accomplished through a combination of online and classwork on campus. Students complete upper level nursing courses and the remainder of the liberal arts and science requirements required to meet the bachelor’s degree requirements. Admission requirements include the submission of an application with official transcripts of high school and college work. A copy of the candidate’s Kentucky nursing license must also be submitted along with a current resume. The applicant must be a graduate of an associate degree or diploma program in nursing, and diploma nurses must complete the NLN Acceleration Challenge Exam to receive credit for previous nursing courses. A grade point average of at least 2.5 is required on previous college work except Midway College ADN graduates may have a 2.0 grade point average. Applicants must also have current work experience as an RN. Students must then complete all of the advanced nursing courses and clinical experience required by the BSN program. They also need to finish all of the college’s requirements in English, oral communication, science, math, religion, and psychology to graduate with a BSN.
512 E. Stephens St.,
Midway, KY 40347