MidAmerica Nazarene University
MidAmerica Nazarene University (MNU) is a private university in Olathe, Kansas, with undergrad and graduate degree programs. MNU was founded in 1966 by the Church of the Nazarene as a Christian liberal arts college. The campus is located on 105 acres of land in Olathe, which is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. MNU now offers over 50 undergraduate majors and 7 graduate degrees. Undergraduate students that do not live with family in the area must live in the campus housing. The school also requires students to attend chapel services and adhere to their moral policy.
MNU provides students with a few undergraduate nursing programs and an MSN program. The undergrad programs include accelerated BSN, traditional BSN, LPN to BSN, and RN to BSN programs, which are all accredited by the CCNE. When enrolled in the traditional BSN program, students take liberal arts and the prerequisite classes during their first two years. The school recently opened a Virtual Patient Center, to give nursing students hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art learning laboratory. The nursing programs are student-centered, which encourages students to solve problems and seek answers. The school also provides students with clinical experience at a variety of local healthcare facilities.
|Campus LocaleLarge Suburb|
|Number of Students1,888|
|Student to Faculty Ratio7:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
Church of the Nazarene
|On Campus HousingYes|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1974 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/28/2002 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/16/2011 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||910 to 1200|
|ACT||18 to 24|
|Secondary school GPA Considered but not required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,050/credit|
|In State Students||$1,050/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,050/credit|
|In District Students||$472/credit|
|In State Students||$472/credit|
|Out of State Students||$472/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of MidAmerica Nazarene University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||17%||$836|
|State Grant & Scholarships||21%||$2,813|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||98%||$17,395|
|Federal Student Loans||74%||$5,477|
$19,803Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$19,858|
|$30,001 to $48,000$16,894|
|$48,001 to $75,000$17,089|
|$75,001 to $110,000$20,358|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Kansas state board of nursing.