The Master of Science in Nursing: Direct Entry as Second Degree, the (MIDAS) program is designed for mature, goal-directed individuals who have a bachelor degree in a discipline other than nursing who desire to be a licensed registered nurse (RN). The twenty month MIDAS program is a five-semester (including one summer), fulltime program of study. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). The student will graduate with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).
The MIDAS program includes the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role within this generic master’s program. The Clinical Nurse Leader is an innovative nursing role developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to prepare graduate nurse leaders for reforming the health care delivery system and putting best practice into action. All MIDAS graduates who have become registered nurses are eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Examination and are also eligible to sit for the American Holistic Nurses’ Certification examination.