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LPN to BSN Track

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) with varying levels of experience are welcome to pursue our BSN degree.  We give credit for your previous education and skills through proficiency options.

Proficiency Exams – Preliminary Courses

The Director of Enrollment in consultation with the Dean of Nursing will determine whether general education/prerequisite courses meet LCN’s requirements.  Please be advised that we have a time limitation on prerequisite science courses (Chemistry I or Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry II or Organic/Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Microbiology).  Applicants may wish to proficiency or CLEP coursework.  Please check our tuition and fees section for information regarding the cost of these tests.

Nursing Course Descriptions and 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.

Proficiency Exams – Nursing Courses

LPNs must provide a copy of their LPN State licensure and pass a skills test to be exempt from the N210: Foundations of Nursing Practice.  A proficiency exam is also available for the N202: Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology.  Please check the tuition and fees section for information regarding the cost of these tests.  

Time Limitation on LCN Nursing Courses

All clinical courses in the Lakeview College of Nursing program must be taken within a six-year period.  Those courses taken more than six years prior to a student’s graduation must be repeated.  This rule applies to ALL students of Lakeview College of Nursing, including those readmitted to the program after a dismissal, withdrawal, or leave of absence.  See Satisfactory Academic Progression Policy for further information.