Application Processes

Application Processes for Degree-Seeking Students

  1. A completed application form along with one copy of the applicant’s personal composition must be submitted with a $100 non-refundable fee payable to Lakeview College of Nursing.  Non-degree seeking students are exempt from paying the application fee. RNs may have a fee for a background check.
  2. The deadline for application for the fall semester is April 1.  The deadline for application for the spring semester is September 1.  Summer semester start is only possible for students transferring from another nursing program (if necessary courses are offered) and for students who are interested in taking chemistry, and/or statistics only on the Danville campus or medical terminology online.  The application deadline for the summer semester is April 1. 
  3. If applicant holds a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, he/she may apply for an early decision.  Early decision application deadlines are March 1 for fall semester and August 1 for the spring semester.
  4. Transfer credit may be accepted from any accredited college or university.  It is recommended that official (sealed) transcripts from each institution attended be included with the application for admission.  
  5. Two reference forms will be supplied with the application form. The applicant signs each form and requests references from a recent employer or an educator, who is not a relative.  The person completing the reference form should place the form in an envelope, seal the envelope, and sign it across the seal.  It is recommended that the signed and sealed reference forms be included with the application for admission.  References from relatives or personal friends will not be accepted.
  6. LPNs and RNs applying for admission must also submit a copy of their current Illinois nursing license.
  7. Applicants will be required to submit a birth certificate with embossed seal. (Birth certificates become part of the academic file and are not returned. Photocopies of your official birth certificate are not accepted.)
  8. Students who were born outside the U.S. should review our admission policy (specifically the section that references TOEFL) and submit scores for this test if required. 
  9. All applicants will receive a confirmation e-mail after their application has been received and processed. With this letter, additional information on how to complete the required assessment test will be encolsed. (This will be e-mailed to the address provided on your application.)
  10. All applicants will be required to complete the HESI Admission Assessment Exam before the application deadline.
  11. A completed health record is required to be on file for all students after acceptance into the College.
  12. All admission records must be complete prior to registration.
  13. Once your admissions deposit has been received you will be automatically registered for your classes according to the appropriate program plan. You will also receive a letter (to the address you submitted on your application) from the admissions office stating that your deposit has been received along with a website address for you to view, which will give you more information regarding, health records, ordering polo's and uniforms, scholarships, forms to be signed and returned, along with inormation to complete the required background check.

Application Process for Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who do not qualify for admission into the BSN program at this time may apply as non-degree seeking students. Such students will be eligible to take specified non-clinical coursework for which they have met the prerequisites.

A one-page application (along with signature and date) must be completed and submitted to the Director of Enrollment/Registrar. Transcripts for all previous college coursework must be submitted for enrollment in any course. The application fee is not required.

Enrollment will be on a space-available basis. Tuition and fees will be assessed at the rate in effect at the time of registration. Non-degree seeking students are responsible and accountable for becoming familiar with and adhering to the policies stated and the procedures described in the Catalog and Student Handbook. Students enrolled as non-degree seeking will not be eligible for financial aid.

Students admitted under this category who desire to pursue the BSN degree at a later date must go through the prescribed admission procedure and meet admission requirements at the time the student seeks full admission. Credit earned as a non-degree seeking student may apply to the BSN degree. Such credit will be evaluated by the Director of Enrollment/Registrar prior to granting degree-seeking status.

Application Process for Students Transferring from Another Nursing Program

In consideration of application by students from other nationally accredited nursing programs to Lakeview College of Nursing, the following policies/procedures are required:

  1. Transfer students must complete the same admission process as other candidates applying for admission.

  2. Transfer students must submit two satisfactory reference letters with one coming from the Dean/Director/Chair or faculty member of the program from which they attended and the other from a professional (i.e. employer) that is a non-relative who can speak to the character and work ethic of the applicant. Provide copies of clinical evaluations from the clinical courses completed (if available).

  3. Only nursing courses with a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer.

  4. Students must provide a syllabi of the courses in question for transferring in, to the Director of Enrollment/Registrar.

  5. If the transfer student has attended a nursing program that offers Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) or Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) testing, he/she should submit copies of their testing results.
  6. Each applicant will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine placement within the nursing program.  Availability of clinical space may also impact entry.

  7. Students will attend an orientation with discussion of philosophy, vision, mission, values, purpose, and objectives of the program.

  8. Graduation requirements as stated in the catalog must be met before graduation.

  9. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed at Lakeview College of Nursing in order to earn a bachelor’s degree from said institution.

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