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 the BSN program at two locations with flexibility in enrollment through five progression tracks. Pre-licensure students, who meet the criteria, can progress at a faster rate by taking the Accelerated track. The Traditional track and Paced track allows students to reduce the number of credit hours taken each semester. Two other tracks are designed to support the progression of licensed LPNs and RNs by recognizing prior learning. You may choose from one of these tracks once you have completed preliminary coursework and have been admitted into the program.
Lakeview's Accelerated Track allows students to complete the program by taking classes in 4 semesters as follows - Fall admits: Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall or Spring admits: Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0/4.0 LCN GPA to enroll in more than six credit hours during the summer and more than 18 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters.
Lakeview's Traditional Track allows students to complete the program in 4 semesters (2 years):
Year 1: Fall/Spring
Year 2: Fall/Spring
Lakeview's Paced Track all students to complete the program on a part-time basis. A customized degree plan can be formulated. The degree must be completed within the 6-year time limit requirement.
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.
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.
Course Schedule - 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 of scheduling.