Additional Applicant Information

Non Discrimination

Core Performance Standards

Other Considerations


Non Discrimination

Lakeview College of Nursing does not discriminate in the admission of students on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, marital status, ancestry, or disability.  Additionally, the College prohibits students discriminating against patients based upon race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, marital status, ancestry, or disability.


Core Performance Standards

Nursing is an occupation which involves daily contact with individuals and requires ability to perform a wide variety of activities.  Some individuals might not be suited to perform the activities of a registered nurse.  Many hospitals require physical examination, laboratory testing and x-rays prior to hiring an individual to rule out pre-existing conditions which could cause problems in performing the expected duties.  If you have any condition which might impair your ability to perform the activities required of a registered nurse, you might wish to reconsider applying for admission to the nursing program.  Indicated below are core performance standards for admission and progression in the BSN program.

Core Performance


Examples of Necessary Activities (Not all inclusive)


Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.

Explain treatment procedures, initiate health teaching, document and interpret nursing actions and client responses.


Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.

Move around in client rooms, work spaces and treatment areas, administer cardio-pulmonary procedures.

Motor Skills

Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.

Calibrate and use equipment, position clients, administer medications orally and parenterally.


Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.

Hears monitor alarms, emergency signals, auscultatory sounds, cries for help.


Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.

Observes client responses; recognizes subtle physical changes.


Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment and performance of skilled nursing activities.

Performs palpation, functions of physical examination and/or those activities related to therapeutic nursing interventions, e.g. insertion of a catheter or starting an IV.


Other Considerations for All Applicants

  1. Registered nurses must be licensed by the state(s) in which they plan to work.  Persons making application for licensure are screened for criminal records and/or convicted felonies.  If you have a criminal record, you should consider seeking individual legal counsel as to the possibility of being ineligible for licensure and/or clinical experiences prior to applying for admission to the program.  Background check information may be shared with the College’s clinical sites.
  2. Admission to the BSN Program involves a significant time commitment.  Students should expect to spend 20-30 hours per week on course related work on campus and in clinical placements.  Students are required to be at clinical sites at 6:30 am for some clinical sites and on occasion may also be assigned afternoon, evening and Saturday clinicals.  Transportation to clinical sites is the responsibility of the student.
  3. Registered nurses are exposed to a variety of substances within the work environment and other work sites such as occasional fluctuations in temperature, latex products and electro-magnetic radiation.  Exposure to electrical hazards, loud or unpleasant noises and occasional high humidity or wetness are the norm.
  4. It is highly advisable that all prospective students participate in an RN clinical job shadowing experience prior to applying. 

In consideration of the above items and the Non-Discrimination and Core Performance Standards, Lakeview College of Nursing may review individual cases and provide feedback as to medical and/or legal suitability.   The College recommends that applicants seek professional legal advice regarding the previously mentioned items.

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