Lakeview College of Nursing has two locations that offer multiple ways of progressing through the BSN nursing program. Pre-licensure students may be eligible to accelerate through the program or take a traditional or paced plan to complete the BSN degree. Licensed LPNs will take LCNs completion track for licensed LPNs. Licensed RNs will take LCNs completion track for licensed RNs.
Lakeview's Traditional Track allows students to complete the suggested nursing curriculum for the BSN program within 21 months between fall and spring semesters. The traditional track does not include a summer session. Students may begin the "Traditional Track" either fall or spring semester.
Lakeview's Accelerated Track allows students to complete the nursing curriculum for the BSN program within 16 months by including a summer session. 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 a 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).
This track includes summer sessions which enables students to graduate in 21-23 months (depending on start date).
BSN Completion Track for LPNs
This track is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses with an active license who wants to complete their bachelor’s degree. LPNs may proficiency out of two nursing courses.
BSN Completion Track for Licensed RNs
This track is designed for Registered Nurses with an active licensure who wants to complete their bachelor’s degree. RNs are exempt from 27 credit hours of baccalaureate nursing credits.
A degree plan can be formulated based on individual student need. The degree must be completed within 6 years.