Admissions Requirements

Admission Academic Requirements

Applicant should have a minimum of 45 credit hours completed at the time of application to be considered for admissions. The following are the requirements for consideration for admissions into Lakeview College of Nursing: 

  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  2. Admission Test Scores

  3. 60 Credit Hours in General Education and Prerequisite Courses with a grade of “C” or better.  (Must be completed before starting any LCN nursing courses.  Please see appropriate prerequisite plan for listing of required coursework (within academic requirements section of catalog).

  • All prerequisites must be completed from a regionally accredited college or university

  • Lakeview College of Nursing accepts CLEP Examination Credit for equivalent general education and prerequisite coursework. Credit may be awarded for CLEP Examinations depending upon the score earned on the examination and other factors as indicated below.  Please visit The College Board website, http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html

  • Limitations of credits earned through the CLEP Examinations are as follows: (1) duplicate credit in the same subject in not awarded in any case; (2) the total number of credits that may be awarded is limited to 30 credits.

Additional Admission Test Information

If an applicant has a disability and needs to request accommodations on the admissions test, he/she needs to contact Vicky Welge at vwelge@lakeviewcol.edu or 217-709-0939.

The admission test consists of several academic exams. The online questions are in a multiple-choice test that evaluates basic reading, math, writing, and science skills. Applicants may check with the Admission office to inquire about re-taking the exam.

It is highly recommended preparing for this test by purchasing a study guide and/or reviewing in some manner. An internet search for “nursing school entrance exam” will provide the resources needed to prepare.

Additional Requirements for Admission

Once an applicant has been granted an admission decision of provisional admission into the program, full acceptance is pending receipt of all required documents and the determination that the following requirements are met:

  • Official transcripts showing successful completion (Grade of “C” or better) of prerequisite requirements (must be provided before Lakeview’s semester drop date)

  • Completed health record requirements

  • Completed acceptable background check

International Students

Documentation

All applicants must have established legal residency within the United States.  Lakeview College of Nursing does not issue I-20s for student visas and therefore requires each student to be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.  Documentation will be required at the time of application.  A naturalization certificate or a green card may be used as documentation for those born outside the United States.