The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) is a four-year college degree that provides a liberal arts and sciences background. With a BSN degree you will:
- Be able to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure as a registered, professional nurse
- Become the preferred candidate for entry-level nursing positions
- Achieve the beginning educational requirements for many management-level positions
- Form the necessary foundation for opportunities at the master’s or doctoral level
Lakeview College of Nursing offers several BSN curriculum tracks to help you achieve your BSN degree at the pace and focus right for you. You may choose from one of these tracks once you have completed preliminary coursework and have been admitted into the program.
Our current nursing course schedule and/or course descriptions can be viewed through our student information system. Be sure to select the semester and year that interest you and click the course number to view the course description. This sample schedule will also give you a general idea on scheduling.
16 Month Plan - Allows students to complete the nursing curriculum for the BSN program within 16 months by including a summer semester. Students may qualify for the "Accelerated Track" regardless of when they are initially admitted into the BSN program (fall or spring semester). Students must make application through their designated LCN faculty advisor during the appropriate registration period. They must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 LCN GPA if they choose to accelerate (more than 8 credit hours during the summer and more than 17 credit hours during the fall/spring).
21 Month Plan - Allows students to complete the nursing curriculum for the BSN program within 21 months between fall and spring semesters. This track does not include a summer session. Students may begin this "Traditional Track" either fall or spring semester.
21-23 Month Plan – Allows students to complete the nursing curriculum for the BSN program with fewer credit hours per semester than other tracks. This track includes one or two summer semesters depending upon whether it starts in the fall or the spring semester. Students may begin a "Paced Track" either fall or spring semester.
LPN and RN COMPLETION TRACKS
These tracks are for those who are already working in the nursing profession. Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses will receive credit for their previous education and skills through exemptions and proficiency options.
Please contact us if you would like to formulate an individualized degree plan. You can take up to 6 years to complete the required nursing courses.