Section IV: Academic Policies and Procedures

Section IV: Academic Policies and Procedures jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Lakeview College of Nursing reserves the right to make appropriate revisions, amendments or corrections to policies and procedures at any time, with or without notice.

Philosophy and Organizing Concepts

Philosophy and Organizing Concepts jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Philosophy

The philosophy of Lakeview College of Nursing, affirmed by faculty, is consistent with the mission of the college. The college will be forefront to the trends in health care and committed to improving nursing as a profession by preparing competent, safe, caring professional nurses for leadership roles in the health care community.

We believe:

  • Professional nursing is the art and science of providing patient-centered care through collaboration with patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary health care team in a therapeutic environment.
  • Nurses ensure safety and quality care delivery in responding to the dynamic educational and healthcare needs of the community by fostering socio-cultural values and respect.
  • Nurses communicate and collaborate with the health care team by utilizing information management and technology to achieve positive health outcomes.
  • Adult learning styles, rates of learning, learner readiness, cultural and ethnic background, and life experiences variances are inherent in the student population and are taken into consideration when planning and delivering effective teaching.
  • Respect and dignity must be maintained to foster the learning environment, collegial relationship, and professional scholarship between the student and the educator.
  • Student nurses are accountable for their desire to learn using commitment, initiative, and self-direction in achieving evidence-based nursing practice.

The nursing program prepares the graduate to provide, competent, and safe nursing care across the lifespan to patients and their families in a variety of settings. The goal is to provide an excellent nursing education experience. Nursing care incorporates evidence-based practice, clinical judgment, and critical thinking for safe nursing practice. The nurse graduate is equipped with nurse generalist skills, knowledge, and a foundation for continued learning and career advancement.

Organizing Concepts

  • Collaboration
  • Information Management & Technology
  • Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Health Promotion
  • Professionalism/Leadership
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Clinical Judgment/Evidence-Based Practice

 

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes jeff Mon, 11/18/2019 - 15:59

Program Outcomes:

The graduate is able to:

  1. Demonstrate collaboration among health care professionals through the use of effective communication to improve patient outcomes.
  2. Incorporate informatics and technology into professional nursing practice.
  3. Implement safe, quality care for individuals, families, and systems to improve outcomes.
  4. Teach patients about health promotion and screening programs based on family, population, and/or community needs.
  5. Integrate professional values and leadership principles as a nurse generalist.
  6. Demonstrate patient-centered care by respecting the patient’s preferences, being culturally sensitive, and incorporating professional values into nursing practice.
  7. Demonstrate appropriate clinical judgment based on current evidence for patients across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

Basic Knowledge, Attitudes, and Technical Standards

Basic Knowledge, Attitudes, and Technical Standards jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Professionalism - is expected from all nursing students at all times while in the nursing program. Professionalism is reflected by lifelong learning, appearance, and demeanor, respectful communication, punctuality in attendance and assignments, providing service to the community, and engaging in activities that promote nursing.

Punctuality - is consistently demonstrating promptness when meeting scheduled class, clinical, lab, and simulated learning experiences. It reflects initiative, enthusiasm, and active engagement in learning assignments and clinical experiences. Students are expected to attend class regularly. Specific requirements for class attendance and consequences for tardiness/absences can be found in the Student Handbook. The clinical, lab, and simulated learning experience, attendance as scheduled is required, and tardiness is unacceptable. A reasonable expectation is to arrive at the clinical site a minimum of 15 minutes before to the start of the assigned clinical time. Tardiness necessitates a plan of action initiated by the clinical instructor or preceptor that requires the student’s commitment to be punctual for subsequent scheduled activities. A pattern of tardiness may result in a failing grade for the class, lab, clinical, or simulated learning experience since a lack of personal accountability is inconsistent with professional nursing and safe patient care.

Conflict Management - Demonstrates collaborative problem solving skills in the event or conflict relevant to the course, clinical, lab, or simulation experience occurs. Conflict management skills include: engaging in timely and constructive dialogue with the immediate participants to clarify the issue; consulting in a timely fashion with advisor, clinical scholar/instructor, or preceptor; accurately identifying the negotiable and non-negotiable issues; and determining an effective strategy to achieve mutual goals, and follow through respectfully with the decision.

Constructively uses opportunities throughout the course to communicate questions and concerns relevant to the course/assignment outcome competencies. Comments on course, faculty, and preceptor evaluations are specific and include constructive feedback on effective teaching and learning strategies, as well as recommendations for improvement.

Disrespectful behaviors, including making demands, blaming others for one’s own mistakes, or demeaning others, are considered unprofessional and are unacceptable in the context of a collaborative and positive learning environment. Unprofessional conduct will be referred to the Dean, who will consult with faculty, Lakeview College of Nursing administration, and representatives from the affiliating clinical agency, as appropriate, to determine subsequent action, which may include referral to the Student Affairs Committee.

Students of Lakeview College of Nursing are guests in affiliating clinical agencies or practice sites. A positive working relationship between the College and affiliating clinical agencies is imperative to assure quality placements in sufficient numbers for all students across clinical courses. Unprofessional communication or behavior reflects poorly on the Lakeview College of Nursing student body and jeopardizes future clinical placements. Deceleration, suspension, withdrawal are options for students who determine that clinical placements/schedules are unacceptable to them. Students are accountable for all information sent by the Lakeview College of Nursing email and must commit to checking for updated information as frequently as needed to identify new and changing information.

Respect - Courtesy, consideration, respect, and positive regard are conditions for learning. It demonstrates attentiveness, politeness, consideration for others in all learning environments and with patients, peers, health care providers, faculty, and staff. Respect is displayed by:

  • Refraining from intruding, interrupting, distracting, or otherwise limiting the opportunities for learning.
  • Interacting with all others with demonstrations of respect, tolerance, and caring. Body language, nonverbal behaviors, including voice tone, and personal opinion must at all times demonstrate professionalism and collegiality.
  • Demonstrating respect for diversity of race, ethnicity, religion, political opinion, sexual orientation, gender, age, socio-economic status of patients, peers, and other care providers.

A student may be removed from the class, clinical, lab, or simulated learning experiences for disrespecting the learning or working environment and interfering with the learning or work of others. The ability to return to the class, clinical, lab or simulated learning experience is dependent on a commitment to demonstrate civility.

Confidentiality – Demonstrates respect for patient confidentiality within and outside the agency. Students must maintain patient confidentiality in all communication, including use of electronic media. Extreme caution must be exhibited in relaying information about clinical experiences in any social networking media (e.g., blogs, Facebook) by never referencing clinical information that identifies people, place, or specific events. Well-intentioned reflection can jeopardize patient rights and your professional standing if perceived as violating ethical and legal parameters of confidentiality, patient privacy rights, and health privacy laws.

Technical Standards

Lakeview College of Nursing is committed to diversity and to attracting and educating students who will make the population of health care professionals representative of the national population. Our core values Adaptability, Caring, Excellence, Integrity, and Service, translate into our work with all students, including those with disabilities. Lakeview College of Nursing actively collaborates with students to develop innovative ways to ensure accessibility and creates a respectful, accountable culture through our confidential disability support. Lakeview is committed to excellence in accessibility; we encourage students with disabilities to disclose and seek accommodations.

Lakeview College of Nursing provides the following sample descriptions/examples of technical standards to inform incoming and enrolled students of the performance abilities and characteristics that are necessary to complete the requirements of the nursing curriculum and provide effective and safe health care. To matriculate (enroll) the student must meet technical standards outlined below with or without reasonable accommodations and maintain related satisfactory demonstration of these standards for progression through the program.

If you had sufficient education, would you be able to perform the following technical standards:

Acquire Information:

  • Acquire information from demonstrations and experiences in nursing courses such as lecture, group and physical demonstrations.
  • Review and collect information from written documents and computer systems (e.g., literature search & data retrieval).
  • Identify information presented in images from paper, presentation slides, videos, and transparencies.
  • Recognize and assess patient changes in mood, activity, cognition, verbal, and non-verbal communication.

Use and Interpret:

  • Collect and analyze information from assessment techniques/maneuvers such as those involved in assessing respiratory and cardiac function, blood pressure, blood sugar, neurological status, etc.
  • Gather and explore information related to physiologic phenomena generated from diagnostic tools (i.e., sphygmomanometer, otoscope, ophthalmoscope) during a comprehensive examination of a client or patient.

Motor:

  • Possess psychomotor skills necessary to provide holistic nursing care and perform or assist with procedures, treatments, and medication administration.
  • Practice in a safe manner to provide care in emergent and non-emergent situations,  implement life support procedures, and perform universal precautions against contamination.

Communication:

  • Communicate effectively, respectfully and sensitively with patients and families.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with faculty, preceptors and all members of the healthcare team during practicum and other learning experiences.
  • Accurately elicit information, including medical history and other information from a patient and family or other support to adequately and effectively evaluate a client or patient's condition.

Intellectual ability:

  • Measure, calculate, reason, analyze, and synthesize data related to patient condition.
  • Exercise proper judgment and complete responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner according to the advanced generalist nursing role.
  • Synthesize information, problem solve and think critically to evaluate the most appropriate theory or assessment strategy.
  • Ask for help when needed, and make proper judgments of when a nursing task can or cannot be carried out alone.

Behavioral:

  • Maintain mature, sensitive, effective relationships with clients/patients, families, students, faculty, staff, preceptors, and other professionals under all circumstances.
  • Exercise skills of diplomacy to advocate for patients in need.
  • Possess emotional stability to function under stress and adapt to changing environments inherent to the classroom and practice settings with or without accommodations.

Character:

  • Concern for others, integrity, accountability, interest, and motivation, are necessary personal qualities.
  • Demonstrate intent and desire to follow the ANA Standards of Care and Nursing Code of Ethics.

Lakeview College of Nursing endeavors to ensure that access to its facilities, programs, and services are available to students with disabilities. The College provides reasonable accommodations to students on a nondiscriminatory basis consistent with legal requirements as outlined in the Americans with Disabiliteis Act (ADA) of 1990, the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to an instructional activity, facility, program, or service that enables a qualified student with a disability to have an equal opportunity to participate in all student activities. To be eligible for accommodations, a student must have a documented disability as defined by the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The ADA, the ADAAA and Section 504 all define disability as (a)  a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; (b) a record of such impairment; or (c) being regarded as having such a condition.

The College uses a case by case, interactive decision-making process to determine reasonable accommodations taking into consideration each student's disability-related needs, disability documentation, and program requirements. While Lakeview College of Nursing will make every effort to work with students with disabilities to accommodate their disability-related needs, Lakeview College is not required to provide accommodations that fundamentally alter or waive essential program requirements.

After reviewing the technical standards, students who determine that they require accommodations to engage in the program should contact the Disability Services to discuss their accommodation needs, confidentially. Given the clinical nature of our programs, additional time may be needed to implement accommodations. Accommodations are never retroactive; therefore, timely requests are essential and encouraged.

Academic Professional Portfolio

Academic Professional Portfolio jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Students will begin to develop a portfolio which will reflect their academic and professional accomplishments.  The portfolio will begin in N314:  Introduction to Professional Practice and will be completed in N443:  Leadership and Management. The purpose of the portfolio is to “showcase” credentials that are not included in a resume. It is a biographical account of the student’s career at Lakeview College of Nursing – the goals, the objectives met, improvements in writing and nursing skills, and so on.  Collections of papers and PowerPoint handouts should be included to demonstrate the student’s best ideas, work, and accomplishments during the program. The student’s progress through the program will be reflected, which may be helpful during employment interviews.  The portfolio will become an excellent place to keep all certificates of completion, (e.g., CPR, conferences, in-services) and health records.  Students will want to ask faculty for references to include in their portfolio.  A letter of reference-recommendation form has been developed for students to complete and give to faculty.  Students need to give faculty at least two weeks’ notice when requesting a letter of reference-recommendation.

The Faculty Letter of Reference – Recommendation Form for Current LCN Students is available at http://www.lakeviewcol.edu/sites/default/files/CurrentStudentLetterofRecommendationForm.pdf

Course Descriptions - Non-Degree Seeking

Course Descriptions - Non-Degree Seeking jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Codes:

T = Theory, C  = Clinical, L = Laboratory
F = Fall, SP = Spring, SU = Summer

CHEM 114

3T, 1L

4 Credits

SU

Chemistry 114

Introduction to the general principles of inorganic chemistry.  Emphasis is placed on matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions and colloids, acids/bases, salts, and nuclear chemistry.

Prerequisite:  One year of secondary school algebra or college level equivalent

 

CHEM 115

3T, 1L

4 Credits

SU

Chemistry

Introduction to the general principles of organic and biochemistry.  This course is based on carbon compounds, structure, identification, and reactions.  Emphasis is placed on natural products, structure, properties, synthesis, function, and metabolism in the body.

Prerequisite:  One year of secondary school algebra or college level equivalent

STATS 320

3T

3 Credits

SU

Statistics 320

An introductory course in statistics designed for the nursing student and medical field practitioner.  The course uses examples and application relevant to the health sciences.  Topics include descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, variability, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing, and analysis of variance.  Computer applications of statistical analysis are also presented. 

Prerequisite:  One year of secondary school algebra or college level equivalent

 

N203

Online

1 Credit

SU

The Language of Health Care

The Language of Health Care is an online course that prepares students to understand the language used in health care.  Medical terminology, abbreviations, and basic health care terms are covered by systems to help the student.  Methods of learning will include online learning, creative learning strategies, end of chapter tests, and homework.  Emphasis is placed on students developing the ability to communicate with other members of the health care team.

Prerequisite: English Comp. I & II, Anatomy & Physiology

 

Course Descriptions - Nursing

Course Descriptions - Nursing jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Codes:

T = Theory, C  = Clinical, L = Laboratory
F = Fall, SP = Spring, SU = Summer

All general education and prerequisites must be completed before starting any Nursing course.

Semester 1

N311

4T, 2C

6 Credits

F, SP

Foundations of Professional Practice

This course introduces the student to basic nursing concepts, health promotion, and the nursing process. Basic human needs and safety in patient care are introduced. The course has a lab/clinical component for students to build a foundation of nursing psychomotor skills. (A grade of “A” or “B” is required to pass this course)

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Identify cultural and spiritual beliefs to provide patient-centered care for adults with basic health needs.
  • Demonstrate psychomotor skills to safely meet the basic needs of adults.
  • Use the nursing process to provide and document basic patient care.
  • Recognize appropriate communication skills and professional behaviors in interactions with patients and nursing staff members.
     

 Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of required general education courses.
 

N312   

2.5T, .5L  

3 Credits

F, SP

Basic Health Assessment

This course builds on knowledge about anatomy and physiology. The student will develop skills in the systematic assessment of adults. Both theory and lab settings offer the student a comprehensive learning environment.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Perform effective interviewing skills with adult patients to collect and interpret data through critical-thinking skills to achieve valid assessment.
  • Recall knowledge of anatomy and physiology through an efficient physical assessment.
  • Demonstrate patient-centered assessment and interviewing skills to differentiate and document normal versus abnormal assessment findings.
  • Identify health promotion and health teaching associated with normal physiologic and psychosocial changes of aging.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of required general education courses.

N313

3T

3 Credits

F, SP

Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology

The focus of this course is on the application of knowledge from anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and microbiology, which assist the student to understand abnormal physiologic cellular adaptations to common diseases and health conditions.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Apply the principles of basic physiologic processes to systemic disease
  • Explain the human response to disease processes.
  • Identify the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of illness or injury.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of required general education courses.

 

N314

2T

2 Credits

F, SP

Introduction to Professional Practice

This course is an introduction to the evolution of professional nursing practice. Topics will include a focus on the nursing role, concepts of professionalism, and the scope of ethical and legal practice.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Practice therapeutic communication principles needed to provide patient-centered care.
  • Describe ethical and legal nursing standards to provide safe, quality care.
  • Identify professional behaviors required for registered nursing practice.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of required general education courses.

       
 

Nursing Requirements

*All Junior Semester 1 courses must be completed before enrolling into Junior Semester 2 courses.

Semester 2

N321

5T, 3C

8 Credits

F, SP, SU

Adult Health I

This course builds on Nursing Foundations. Patient care is introduced for common acute and chronic health problems. Students will begin to develop prioritization skills and continue to develop nursing psychomotor skills through classroom, lab and clinical components. The theory portion of this course will include 3 hours of in-class and 2 hours of online instruction.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Utilize the nursing process to begin prioritizing nursing actions which promote positive patient outcomes.
  • Apply pathophysiology to provide safe, evidence-based nursing care to patients with common acute and common health conditions.
  • Describe culturally competent care to adults by discussing care and empathy during interactions with all patients, families, and significant others.
  • Differentiate appropriate communication skills and professional behaviors in interactions with patients, nursing team members, and the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Provide patient education to promote health and prevent illness.
  • Perform intermediate nursing psychomotor skills for safe, quality patient care.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1 courses; satisfactory completion of N322 or taken concurrently with N322.

         

N322

4T

4 Credits

F, SP, SU

Basic Concepts of Pharmacology

The focus is on understanding nursing assessment and interventions associated with administering drug therapy. The fundamental concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are explored.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Apply knowledge of pathophysiology to identify appropriate drug therapies.
  • Explain the therapeutic and side effects of selected drugs for each major classification with a focus on high-alert drugs and patient safety.
  • Describe the effects of common drug-drug, drug-food, and drug-herb interactions in patients across the lifespan.
  • Use dosage calculation skills to accurately calculate oral and parenteral dosages for patients across the lifespan.
  • Identify evidence-based nursing assessments and interventions associated with administering drug therapy.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1 courses; may take before or concurrently with N321. *RN-BSN students may take N322 in semester 3 or 4.
 

N323

2T, 1C

3 Credits

F, SP, SU

Mental and Behavioral Health

This course focuses on the psychological well-being of patients across the lifespan through classroom and clinical experiences. It includes the promotion and support of the patient’s adaptive responses utilizing a therapeutic relationship. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process through the use of therapeutic communication.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Articulate the nursing process to provide and document safe, quality, patient-centered care for patients with mental/behavioral health problems.
  • Demonstrate the nursing role in therapeutic communication and group therapy of the patient with mental/behavioral health disorders.
  • Utilize appropriate communication skills in interactions with the nursing and interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Practice professional behaviors within legal and ethical standards to advocate for patients with mental/behavior health problems.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of Semester 1 courses; N321, N322 completed, or taken concurrently.

 

N324

2T

2 Credits

F, SP, SU

Older Adult Health

This course focuses on care of the healthy older adult with an emphasis on family dynamics involving the care of the aging adult, developmental tasks of the healthy aging adult, and theories on aging. The nursing process will be used to increase awareness of the unique responses of the older adult.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Apply health promotion and health teaching associated with normal physiologic and psychosocial changes of aging.
  • Describe nursing implications related to the developmental tasks of healthy aging.
  • Identify health and safety-related educational needs of the older adult.
  • Implement nursing are for older adults with selected geriatric syndromes.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of Semester 1 courses.

 

N399

1-4T/L/C

1-4 Credits

F, SP, SU

Independent Study       

The focus of study may be a research project, clinical experience, non-clinical professional experience, or service project to be determined by the Dean of Nursing.       

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of required general education courses. Enrollment must be approved by the Dean of Nursing.

*All Semester 1 and 2 courses must be completed before enrolling into Semester 3 courses.

Semester 3

N431

5T, 2C

7 Credits

F, SP, SU

Adult Health II

This course builds on Adult Health I and focuses on concepts used to provide patient care for complex acute and chronic health problems.  Students will begin to learn delegation and supervision principles and develop advanced nursing psychomotor skills through the classroom and clinical components.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Demonstrate evidence-based clinical judgment to provide safe, patient-centered care for adults with a variety of complex and acute and chronic health problems.
  • Apply pathophysiology to prioritize safe, evidence-based nursing care to patients with complex and acute and chronic health problems.
  • Practice appropriate culturally-competent communication skills and professional behaviors to collaborate with patients, nursing team members, and the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Differentiate the nursing role in delegation and supervision of care of the adult patient.
  • Perform advanced nursing psychomotor skills for safe, quality patient care.
  • Coordinate patient education to promote health and prevent illness.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1 courses, N321 and N322.

 

N432

2T, 1C

3 Credits

F, SP, SU

 

Maternal –Newborn Health

This course examines the concepts of maternal-newborn biological stages through classroom and clinical experiences. The focus is on the normal process of childbearing and family adaptation through healthy dynamics. Common perinatal and newborn complications are also addressed.  

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Evaluate the nursing process to provide care throughout the normal process of childbearing.
  • Demonstrate safe, quality care of patients with common perinatal and newborn complications.
  • Coordinate with the healthcare team to plan care and provide health promotion education for the dyad.
  • Demonstrate teaching principles in the promotion of family health and developmental needs during childbearing cycle.
  • Assess cultural differences and patient preferences into the are of the dyad.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1 courses; N321 and N322 taken prior or concurrently.

N433

2T, 1C

3 Credits

F, SP, SU

Infant, Child, and Adolescent Health

This course examines concepts relevant to the child-rearing years through classroom and clinical learning experiences. This includes concepts of normal growth and development and nursing care as it relates to the health-wellness continuum of infants, children, and adolescents.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, family, and patient to provide developmentally appropriate health promotion, screenings, and care. Utilize clinical judgment to provide safe, evidence-based care for pediatric patients and their families in various settings. 
  • Correlate previous medical-surgical knowledge, and pediatric adaptations to provide and document quality patient-centered care for patients.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors within legal and ethical standards to meet the age-appropriate needs of the pediatric population.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1 courses; N321 and N322 taken prior or concurrently.

N434 (on-line)

3T

3 Credits

F, SP, SU

 

Evidence-Based Practice

This course is an introduction to the evidence-based practice process and research methods and their application in nursing. Students will develop abilities to interpret research and other sources of evidence to assist in the advancement of the nursing profession.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Interpret nursing research articles for validity, reliability, and applicability to nursing practice.
  • Utilize the evidence-based practice process to identify how professional nursing practice can be improved.
  • Differentiate various study designs and statistical analyses.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1 courses. *RN-BSN students may take N434 during semester 3 or 4.

 

Semester 4

*All Semester 3 courses must be completed before enrolling into Semester 4 courses.

N441

3T, 1C

4 Credits

F, SP

Adult Health III

This course builds on Adult Health II and focuses on the care of critically ill, emergent patient with multisystem needs through classroom and clinical learning experiences. Emphasis is placed on timely collaboration and clinical judgment to provide safe, quality care in an acute care setting.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Demonstrate evidence-based clinical judgment to provide and document safe, quality patient-centered care for patients with multisystem, emergent, and/or life-threatening health problems.
  • Prioritize safe, evidence-based nursing care to patients with multisystem, emergent, and/or life-thereating health problems.
  • Integrate appropriate culturally-competent communication skills and professional behaviors to collaborate with patients, nursing team members, and the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Utilize clinical judgment to prevent "failure to rescue" events in patients with multisystem health problems.
  • Collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary health care team to provide safe quality care for individuals and families.

Prerequisite:  Must be taken the final semester of coursework.

 

N442

2T, 1C

3 Credits

F, SP

Population and Global Health

This course is focused on population, global, and community health through classroom and clinical learning experiences. The concepts include community and environmental health, global and population health, public health and health policy, disaster management, and nursing with vulnerable populations.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Assume the key roles and responsibilities of the population and global health nurses in meeting health promotion and illness prevention needs.
  • Analyze global political, regulatory, financial, social, cultural, and environmental issues and policies that influence healthcare health policies and the advancement of the nursing profession.
  • Prioritize the professional nurse's role in disaster planning and management with the members of the health care team and community partners.
  • Assess a selected community to determine the needs, resources, and the general health of the community.
  • Explain the role of culture in the health of populations, including vulnerable populations.
  • Evaluate behavioral, environmental, and genetic factors that have an impact on population health.

       Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1, 2 and 3 courses.

 

N443

2T, 1C

3 Credits

F, SP

Leadership and Management

This course builds on professional nurse leadership with a focus on management functions. It is designed to promote student comprehension of legal and ethical responsibilities, continuous quality improvement, and change theories. A clinical component is provided in a management setting with an emphasis on the development of a change or quality improvement project.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Demonstrate the role of the professional nurse as a care manager, and advocate, a teacher, a counselor, a change agent, and a nursing leader for providing safe, ethical, and legal nursing care.
  • Develop a quality improvement plan to improve healthcare outcomes using research and other sources of evidence.
  • Integrate nursing leadership theories to facilitate interpersonal collaborations, conflict management, and team-building in health care systems.

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of all Semester 1, 2 and 3 courses.

 

N444 (on-line)

2T, 1C

3 Credits

F, SP

Concept Synthesis

This course is a synthesis of theoretical nursing concepts to advance professional socialization.  A clinical preceptorship is provided in the health care setting.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  • Synthesize acquired nursing knowledge to identify personal strengths and learning needs as a basis for professional development.
  • Model inter-professional collaboration in planning, implementing and evaluating care to improve outcomes for an assigned group of patients.
  • Assess information management and technology to access resources, communicate, and promote patient safety.
  • Integrate principles of delegation, time management, and priorities of care as a beginning nurse generalist in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisite:  Must be taken the final semester of coursework.

 

N499

1-4T/L/C

1-4 Credits

F, SP, SU

Independent Study       

The focus of the study may be a research project, clinical experience, non-clinical professional experience, or service project to be determined by the Dean of Nursing.

  

Prerequisite:  Satisfactory completion of required general education courses. Enrollment must be approved by the Dean of Nursing.

 

Course Descriptions - Air Force ROTC

Course Descriptions - Air Force ROTC jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Lakeview College of Nursing has a cross-town agreement with the AFROTC Detachment 190 at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL.  Please contact our Director of Enrollment/Registrar at 217-709-0931 for further information regarding the transfer of credit hours.

AFAS 102   Leadership Laboratory   credit: 0 Hours.

Leadership Laboratory (LLAB) is a dynamic and integrated grouping of leadership developmental activities designed to meet the needs and expectations of prospective Air Force second lieutenants and complements the AFROTC academic program (AFAS 111 - AFAS 342). It is a student planned, organized, and executed practicum conducted under the supervision of the Detachment Commander and operations Flight Commander. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

AFAS 111 Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force I  credit: 1 hour

"Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force," is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Taken with AFAS 102. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

AFAS 112 Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force II  credit: 1 hour

"Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force," is a survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and provides an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Taken with AFAS 102. Prerequisite: AFAS 111 or consent of instructor.

AFAS 221 Team and Leadership Fundamentals I  credit: 1 hour

"Team and Leadership Fundamentals," focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The courses will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. Taken with AFAS 102. Prerequisite: AFAS 112 or consent of instructor.

AFAS 222 Team and Leadership Fundamentals II  credit: 1 hour

"Team and Leadership Fundamentals," focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The courses will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. Taken with AFAS 102. Prerequisite: AFAS 221 or consent of instructor.

AFAS 331   Leading People and Effective Communication I   credit: 3 Hours.

"Leading People and Effective Communication," teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. Taken with AFAS 102. Prerequisite: AFAS 222 or consent of instructor.

AFAS 332   Leading People and Effective Communication II   credit: 3 Hours.

"Leading People and Effective Communication," teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. Taken with AFAS 102. Prerequisite: AFAS 331 or consent of instructor.

AFAS 341   National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty I   credit: 3 Hours.

"National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty" is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. Requires concurrent enrollment with AFAS 102. Prerequisite: AFAS 332 or consent of instructor.

AFAS 342   National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty II   credit: 3 Hours.

"National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty" is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. Requires concurrent enrollment with AFAS 102. Prerequisite: AFAS 341 or consent of instructor.

Credit Hours for Coursework

Credit Hours for Coursework jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Credit Hours

Lakeview College of Nursing is on a semester system.  While the length of a semester may vary, the definition is based on sixteen [16] weeks, which includes an examination period provided at the end of the semester.  

A “credit hour” is the amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is established and that reasonably approximates not less than:

  1. one hour (50 minutes) of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 16 weeks, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or

  2. at least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other activities, including laboratory, simulation, clinical, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Student contact time and out of class expectations are prorated for summer semesters or short courses that meet for less than the standard 16 weeks, so they contain the same number of hours as if the course were scheduled for a full semester.

 

     

Theory Hours

1:1
16 weeks =
15 weeks +
1 week of final exams

Clinical/Lab Hours

1:3
15 weeks
No clinical during
final exam week

Student Out-of-Class
Work Time

1:2 (minimum)
16 weeks
 

  Course Cr Hrs Week Sem Week Sem Week Sem
  N311 6 4 64 6 90 12 192
  N312 3 2.5 40 1.5 22.5 6 96
  N313 3 3 48 - - 6 96
  N314 2 2 32 - - 4 64
Sem Total 14 11 184 9 135 28 448
  N321 8 5 80 9 135 16 256
  N322 4 4 64 - - 8 128
  N323 3 2 32 3 45 6 96
  N324 2 2 32 - - 4 64
Sem Total 17 13 208 12 180 34 544
  N431 7 5 80 6 90 14 224
  N432 3 2 32 3 45 6 96
  N433 3 2 32 3 45 6 96
  N434 3 2 48 - - 6 96
Sem Total 16 12 192 12 180 32 512
  N441 4 3 48 3 45 8 128
  N442 3 2 32 3 45 6 96
  N443 3 2 32 3 45 6 96
  N444 3 2 32 3 45 6 96
Sem Total 13 9 144 12 180 26 416
TOTAL 60 45.5 728 43.5 652.5 120 1920

Curriculum Tracks

Curriculum Tracks jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Lakeview College of Nursing offers the BSN program at two locations with flexibility in enrollment. These are our standard progression tracks.

Traditional Track

The traditional track is a prelicensure track that is designed to complete the nursing program in four semesters. Students complete all courses during fall and spring semesters. Students may choose to take up to six credit hours in the summer semester.

Accelerated Track

The accelerated track is a prelicensure track that moves at a fast pace and allows students to complete the program in four consecutive semesters of full-time study. The accelerated track includes a ten-week intense summer semester. To accelerate a student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the spring semester.

LPN-BSN

The LPN-BSN track reduces the number of required credit hours for licensed practical nurses by way of proficiency.

RN-BSN

The RN/BSN track reduces the number of required credit hours for registered nurses through proficiency, acceptance of prior coursework, and work history.

Curriculum Program Plans

Curriculum Program Plans jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

 

General Education & Prerequisite plan prior to LCN
Must be completed before starting nursing program

Transfer credit specific course numbers available within "Transfer Guides." located on www.lakeviewcol.edu or you may contact a recruiter.

Transfer Credits

Semester I

Semester II

*

English Composition I

3

*

English Composition II

3

*

Behavioral Science Elective

3

*

General Elective

3

*

Humanities Elective

3

*

Fine Arts Elective

3

 

Nutrition

3

x

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

*

Speech

3

 

Life Span Development

3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

15

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

16

Semester III

Semester IV

x

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

x

Microbiology

4

+/x

Chemistry I

4

+

Statistics

3

*

Social Science Elective

3

+/x

Chemistry II

4

*

General Elective

3

*

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

 

+

Medical  Terminology

1

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

14

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

15

*Prior Bachelor Degree Exempted      + Available at Lakeview College of Nursing     x Refer to Time Limitation Policy

 

 

Required 60 hours of prerequisites must be completed before starting any nursing course.  Please see the following suggested (Accelerated, Traditional, Pace) curriculum plans for nursing course requirements.

Additional preliminary coursework may be required as some institutions may require prerequisites prior to enrolling in courses listed.  Furthermore, due to varying credit hours for transfer courses, students may be required to complete additional coursework to fulfill the 60-credit hour general education requirements.

 

 

Suggested Traditional & Accelerated

NURSING Curriculum Plans

 

Lakeview College of Nursing

Nursing Courses

Semester V

Semester VI

+

N311   Foundations of Professional Practice

6

N321   Adult Health I

8

 

N312  Basic Health Assessment

3

N322   Basic Concepts of Pharmacology

4

+

N313   Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology

3

N323   Mental & Behavioral Health

3

 

N314  Introduction to Professional Nursing

2

N324   Older Adult Health

2

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

14

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

17

 

 

Semester VII

Semester VIII

N431   Adult Health II

7

N441   Adult Health III

4

N432   Maternal-Newborn Care

3

N442   Population & Global Health

3

N433  Infant, Child & Adolescent Health

3

N443   Leadership & Management

3

N434 Evidence-Based Practice

3

N444   Concept Synthesis

3

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

16

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS

13

 

+ LPN’s have opportunity to proficiency

 

Fall Admissions Program Schedule

 

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

SPRING

TRADITIONAL

Semester 1

Semester 2

 

Semester 3

Semester 4

ACCELERATED

Semester 1

Semester 2

**Semester 3

Semester 4

 

**A student must have a 3.0 LCN GPA at the end of Semester 2 to accelerate

the program by taking more than 8 credit hours during the summer semester. 

 

 

Spring Admissions Program Schedule

 

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

SPRING

SUMMER

FALL

TRADITIONAL

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

Semester 3

 

Semester 4

ACCELERATED

Semester 1

**Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

 

 

**A student must have a 3.0 LCN GPA at the end of Semester 1

to accelerate the program by taking more than 8 credit hours during the summer semester

 

 

 

 

Suggested fall or spring start

RN/BSN Curriculum Plan

 

Lakeview College of Nursing

Nursing Courses

Semester 1

FALL OR SPRING 1

Semester 2

FALL OR SPRING 2

N312 Basic Health Assessment*

3

N434 Evidence Based Practice Nursing

3

N313 Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology*

3

N322 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology*

4

N314 Introduction to Professional Practice

2

N324 Older Adult Health

2

 

 

N323 Mental & Behavioral Health*

3

Total Semester Hours

8

Total Semester Hours

   12

 

Semester 3

FALL OR SPRING 3

Semester 4

FALL OR SPRING 4

N441 Adult Health III

4

N443 Leadership & Management

3

N442 Population & Global Health

3

N444 Concept Synthesis**

3

Total Semester Hours

7

Total Semester Hours

6

 

*   RN-BSN Students have the option to proficiency two (2) of the following courses:

N312 Basic Health Assessment

N313 Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology

N322 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology

N323 Mental & Behavioral Health

** RN-BSN Students will complete course requirements as assigned by the instructor.

 

Note:  RN-BSN Student’s professional nursing experience may be substituted for clinical hours per the Dean of Nursing’s approval. 

 

This plan does not include any general education requirements that may be left to complete.  This can be discussed with the admission personnel.  Please see the graduation requirements.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-Degree Seeking Students jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Policies in this section apply only to students enrolled in the non-degree courses.

Application Process
Students applying to take Chemistry, Statistics or Medical Terminology can fill out the non-degree application indicating exactly which class(es) they want to take as listed on the application. Students must submit transcripts verifying prerequisites have been met for the non-degree courses in which they are planning to enroll. Once the non-degree application has been processed, and the student has been registered, an email will be sent to the e-mail address provided on the application. Students enrolled as non-degree seeking will not be eligible for financial aid (including Lakeview scholarships). Enrollment as a non-degree student does not constitute admission into the nursing program. Non-degree students must apply for admission to be considered for degree status.

Grading
The work of each course is determined both by the content and subject matter and will be described in the course syllabus.  Grades are calculated using the scores compiled from class, i.e., exams, labs, papers, and assignments, etc.  The grading scale is as follows:

93-100 = A
86-92.99 = B
77-84.99 = C
70-76.99 = D
<70 = F

Student Progress
Students need to be aware of their academic standing in all courses in which they are enrolled.  Feedback is provided regularly and given in the form of exam and assignment scores.  At midterm, all students who are earn a grade below the passing threshold will receive an Academic Improvement Plan regarding course progress. Midterm grades entered in SONIS are based on exam average only and do not include supplemental course work. Academic improvement plans are not required to be completed for students in non-degree courses.

Attendance
Students are expected to attend all meetings of class and scheduled laboratory sessions in which they have enrolled. Attendance at lab sessions is required. Attendance will be recorded for each scheduled class and laboratory. It is the student's responsibility to attend all classes, arrive on time, and stay for the entire designated time. 

Testing and Test Taking Policy
Exams are administered at regular intervals in all courses and are expected to be taken as scheduled.  If an exam is missed, it must be made up as soon as possible and no later than the next class session. No smartwatch, fitness trackers, hand-held technology, ball caps, sunglasses, food, drinks, candy, cough drops, earplugs, earbuds, or calculators brought in by students are allowed while testing.  Examination/Test Review will be managed by the instructor and addressed in the course syllabus.

Non-degree seeking students should also review Section V:  Policies and Standards of Behavior.

Registration

Registration jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

General Information

Registration for the next semester should be done on designated dates indicated on the academic calendar to avoid late fees.

Degree seeking students must meet with their academic advisor prior to registration for classes. All admission records must be completed prior to registration. Failure to have student health records on file with CastleBranch will prevent a student from participating in any clinical courses.

Non-degree seeking students must contact the Director of Enrollment/Registrar in order to register. Class size is limited, and enrollment for late registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each registered student must show verification of financial aid coverage and/or pay tuition and fees by the date specified on their semester invoice. Failure to pay or to make financial arrangements by the date specified will result in an automatic drop of all courses. The student must then register during the late registration period if they still wishes to attend and pay tuition and fees, as well as the late payment fee of $50 at the time of registration. Students who have produced a certificate of eligibility by the first day of class for Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment or Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits will not be charged a late fee or denied access to college resources.

A student cannot register for a course that has already started (this includes clinical and/or lab).

Registrations are subject to administrative change to insure that all students are placed in courses they need, and courses and clinical groups are balanced according to faculty availability and clinical agency requirements.

Current Student Registration

Students enrolled are encouraged to register for the upcoming semester in October and March according to the dates established for registration (see academic calendar). A late registration fee of $50 will be applied to a student account if registrations are received after the two-week registration period.

The following procedure should be followed:

  • Students can view their advisor's name from their SONIS account.
  • Students will contact their advisor for an appointment to register in October and March.
  • The advisor will review, complete, and sign the program plan.
  • Any changes in a student's program plan due to course failure or withdrawal may cause the student's name to be placed on a waiting list for courses that need to be repeated.
  • The student will sign the program plan.
  • A copy of the program plan will be given to the Director of Enrollment/Registrar by the advisor.
  • A billing statement will be generated and mailed to the student by the College Secretary/Cashier. Students have the capability from their SONIS account to view the balance of their account.

Attendance Policies

Attendance Policies jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

General Attendance/Absence Policy

Lakeview College of Nursing students are expected to attend all meetings of classes (live and online), scheduled laboratory, and clinical sessions in which they have enrolled. Attendance at clinical and lab sessions is required. Attendance will be recorded for each scheduled clas, laboratory, and clinical experience. It is the student's responsibility to attend all classes, arrive on time, and stay for the entire designated time. Students who violate the clinical/lab dress code and/or student conduct code will not be permitted to attend or remain in the class, laboratory or clinical experience, and an absence will be recorded. Students must wear a Lakeview College of Nursing-issued student ID badge at all times while in class, lab, and at clinical sites.

Theory Attendance Policy

Attendance at all classroom sessions are expected and missing any classroom sessions can have an impact on the student's course grade. Students are expected to prepare for each classroom session by completing the required readings and other assignments. If the student does not attend two (2) scheduled class(es) during the semester, their ability to complete the course will be evaluated by the course coordinator. 

On-Line Course Attendance Policy

Attendance in the online classroom platform is expected, and missing any online coursework can have an impact on the student's course grade. Attendance will be taken weekly. Students are expected to prepare for each online session by completing the required readings and other assignments. Active participation is an exception from the very beginning of the course, and ongoing active participation must be maintained throughout the semester. If the student does not actively complete content for two (2) online sessions during the semester, the course coordinator will evaluate the student's ability to complete the course and may result in failure of the course. 

Clinical Attendance Policy – See Section VI

Military Attendance and Withdrawal Policy

This policy is for students who are currently in the National Guard, Reserves, or active duty United States military and have been called to active duty service or deployment. An official copy of the military orders must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Any student called to active military service, specialized training, or disaster relief efforts may receive an excused absence for class time missed (less than 7 consecutive days or one weekend for a weekend course). If the required military leave results in the student missing 7 or more consecutive days of class/clinical/lab time or more than one weekend for a weekend course, the student may withdraw from all courses. The student has the right to receive a refund of tuition and fees for missed classes of 7 or more consecutive days or more than one weekend for a weekend course associated with active-duty military service. Students should speak with the Financial Aid Office and Business Office.  Alternatively, with the permission of the Dean of Nursing, a student may receive an incomplete on all courses registered. Students should refer to the Incomplete Policy for additional information.

Request to make up missed class time due to Military obligations

For those students wishing to receive an excused absence for Military obligations, an official copy of the military orders must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Any request to make-up missed class time must be made within a week of receiving official notification by the military service. Students seeking an excused absence for class time missed due to military obligations will be considered absent for the day(s) until the missed course content is completed. If the student is unable to complete missed course content, the absence will remain in effect and will be subject to the consequences outlined in the Attendance Policy.

Test and Test-Taking Policy

Test and Test-Taking Policy jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

The purpose of the Test and Test-Taking Policy is to increase the consistency of grading practices and testing procedures to improve the assessment student learning.

Tests or examinations that fall under this policy are proctored. Some courses are exempt from this policy – refer to course syllabus to determine if the course is exempt. 

  1. Grading
    1. Weight of test categories within course grade
      1. Tests/examinations make up 80% of course grades.
      2. Clinical and course assignments comprise 10% of course grades.
      3. The score achieved on the standardized content exam will comprise 10% of the course grade.
      4. The minimum passing score is 77%, with the exception of the N311 course. Minimum pass score for N311 is 85%.  A passing score is determined by an average of all exams.
      5. No partial credit is awarded for a partial answer on proctored examinations.
    2. Clinical Course Medication calculation test
      1. All courses with a clinical component must administer a medication calculation exam.
      2. The exam should be a minimum of 10 questions per test.
      3. These medication calculation tests are weighted as pass/fail only.
      4. Semester 1, Semester 2, and Semester 3 Clinical courses (311-434 numbered clinical courses)
        1. The minimum passing score is 90%.
        2. Calculators are provided.
        3. The student will receive 3 attempts to achieve the passing score.
        4. Clinical course failure if 90% is not achieved on 3rd attempt.
      5. Semester 4 Clinical courses (440's numbered clinical courses)
        1. The minimum passing score 100% to pass medications at a clinical setting.
        2. Calculators are provided.
        3. The student will receive 3 attempts to achieve the passing score.
        4. Clinical course failure if 100% is not achieved on 3rd attempt.
    3. Edvance 360 learning management system is used for calculating all course grades including tests
      1. Faculty assign /enter a weight of 80% for all graded exams and tests.
      2. Faculty will assign/enter weights to individual tests (see syllabus).
      3. No test grades will be rounded.
  2. Test-taking procedures
    1. Testing is done in the classroom and computer lab setting.
    2. Personal computer/device and charger may be brought to testing site, ready for testing.
    3. Report 10 minutes prior to the test.
    4. LCN photo ID badges are required to sit for a test.
    5. The proctor will provide a sheet of paper to use during the testing period.  Sign and date the sheet of paper and return it to the proctor at the end of the testing period.
    6. Proctors will provide a pencil, calculator, and earplugs.
    7. All other items are to be placed at the front of the classroom.
    8. No smartwatch, fitness trackers, hand-held technology, ball caps, sunglasses, food, drinks, candy, cough drops, earplugs, earbuds, or calculators brought in by students are allowed while testing.
    9. If needed, the proctor will provide a password/code to begin the test.
    10. Late arrival to testing site: see individual course syllabus.
    11. Once students begin the test; they are not permitted to leave the testing site.
    12. Once the student has completed the test, it is the discretion of the proctor if a student may leave the testing site.
    13. See course syllabus for the instructor's test/examination make-up policy.
    14. Examination/Test Review will be managed by the instructor and addressed in course policies.

 

Online Courses

Online Courses mshake Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:31

Lectures, PowerPoint slides, tests, discussion forum questions, grades, and assignments will be posted on Lakeview College of Nursing Edvance360 https://lakeviewcol.edvance360.com/ Simply click each link to access the materials.

Technology requirements: As an online course, you are expected to have reliable Internet access on a regular basis. You have the responsibility to address any computer problems that might occur. Such problems are not a reason for delays in meeting expectations or for missing course deadlines. Support for using Edvance360 is available by contacting Miranda Shake at mshake@lakeviewcol.edu or by visiting the Lakeview College of Nursing web pages that provide information htttp://lakeviewcol.edu/library At a minimum, you will need the following software/hardware to participate in this course:

  • computer with an updated operating system (e.g., Windows, Mac)
  • updated Internet browser (Apple Safari, Internet Explorer or Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox)
  • DSL or Cable internet connection or a connection speed of no less than 6 Mbps. A secure encrypted Wifi (requiring a login and password) is acceptable.
  • Microsoft Office
  • any specialized software or basic software such as Adobe Reader, Media Players, Cloud Storage, Java, anti-virus software, etc.
  • ATI: https://www.atitesting.com/technical-requirements
  • Edvance360: "Firefox or Internet Explorer with JavaScript enabled"
  • LWW Point Site: "Most current" on Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge.
  • SONIS: All browsers.

*Students should keep the most current version or updated version technology requirements. Updates will be published on https://www.lakeviewcol.edu/technology

Edvance360 Maintenance
Please note that there are scheduled maintenance times for Edvance360. It is essential that you are aware of those times and make sure that you have submitted any work in progress (e.g., tests, assignments, posts to journal, wikis or discussion boards) prior to the systems being shutdown for maintenance. Any work in progress will be lost when the servers go down for maintenance. Students will be notified about scheduled maintenance by Miranda Shake, Library Director.

Grade and Grading System

Grade and Grading System jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Grades are issued at the end of each semester. The requirements for obtaining the course grade will be stated in each course syllabus.  If there is a question, the student is responsible for clarifying the instructor’s expectations.

Grading Scale

The grades given in LCN courses are as follows:

Grade

Description

Scale

Grade Point Value

A

Excellent

93-100

4

B

Good

85-92

3

C

Average

77-84

2

D

Poor/Failure

70-76

1

F

Failure

0-69

0

W

Withdrew - No Grade

 

-

AU

Audit

 

-

CR

Credit

 

-

I

Incomplete

 

-

PR

Proficiency

 

-

R

Repeat

 

-

S

Satisfactory (Clinical)

 

-

U

Unsatisfactory (Clinical)

 

-

No grade will be rounded.

All students must earn at least a “77%=C” average on all exams to pass the course, except N311 Foundations of Professional Practice an “85%=B” must be earned. Test averages are calculated prior to adding in papers, projects, or other non-exam scores. If the average is less than a “77%=C” or “85%=B” for N311, the student earns the test average for the course.  If the student’s test average is “77%=C” or “85% =B” or greater, all of the remaining course assignments are calculated into the final grade. Students who do not earn a C in all courses except a "B" in N311 when exams are averaged fail the course, regardless of the grades on the other non-exam course activities.

In a nursing course that contains laboratory and/or clinical components, a student must earn a grade of at least “77%=C” in theory, except N311 Foundations of Professional Practice an “85%=B” must be earned and “77%=C or S” (satisfactory) in the laboratory/clinical components to receive degree credit for the course. If the student’s clinical-grade is satisfactory, the grade for the course is the theory grade. An unsatisfactory clinical performance results in failure or an “F” grade for the course.

No extra credit will be provided for students to raise their grade. Students cannot earn more than 100% on any assignment or exam in any course. Student letter grades will be determined by the whole number; no rounding is used. Therefore if a student earns a 76.9, the grade earned is a 76. If a student receives an 84.5, the student receives an 84.

All LCN grades and all semester hours count on the student’s grade point average in determining scholastic eligibility to remain in the College.

Grade Reports

Grades are issued at the end of each semester.  Students may review their grades through the SONIS system. No grades will be given out by the Registrar’s Office over the phone or by e-mail, in accordance with the Family and Educational Right to Privacy Act of 1974. Official grades are in SONIS.

Incomplete Grades

An incomplete grade may be requested by a student with the approval of the Dean of Nursing when a student is unable to complete the coursework because of illness, serious injury or other circumstances beyond the student's control.  An "I" may be assigned if at least three quarters of the course has been completed within the term grading period and the student has maintained a consistent rate of progress in the course.  Failure to appear for a final exam or to complete coursework in the time allowed is not justification for an incomplete. The Course Coordinator will complete Section 1 of the Incomplete Grade Record which, identifies the reason for the incomplete.

The Course Coordinator will complete the incomplete form after the last day of class; set the date for completion within a 30 day time limit; and, will distribute the form to the Registrar and Financial Aid Office.  The student and Course Coordinator will also retain copies.

An incomplete grade must be removed no later than 30 days after the course has ended.  Students who do not complete the course in the designated time will receive a grade of "F," which will be recorded on the student's transcript.  Any course with an incomplete grade that is a prerequisite for another nursing course must be completed before starting in the course. The due date for removal of the incomplete grade "I" must be met whether or not the student is currently enrolled in college courses. In the event the Course Coordinator from whom a student receives an incomplete grade "I" is not on campus, the disposition of the grade will be made by the Dean.

Grade Appeal

Consistent with the College’s mission and academic policies, course instructors have both the right and responsibility to render constructive and critical judgment regarding the quality of the academic work performed by students according to the grading criteria stated in the respective course syllabus. The College will not review the judgment of a faculty member in assessing the quality of students’ work.

Grounds for Grade Appeal

Students may appeal a grade for the following reasons:

  1. An error in the calculation of the grade or clerical error in the recording of the grade that remains uncorrected.
  2. The assignment of a grade to a particular student by applying more requirements than were applied to other students in the course or
  3. The assignment of a grade to a particular student on some basis other than performance in the course or clinical.

 

The following are not grounds for a grade appeal:

  1. Specific test questions.
  2. The assignment was too challenging or required too much work.
  3. The assignment was poorly designed or facilitated.
  4. Final course grades.  

 

In all grade appeals, the student has the burden of proof. Note: If a student does not meet any of the steps by the set time frames, the grade appeal is void.

Step 1: Before Appealing a Grade - Informal Conference with the Instructor

Before a student raises a concern about a grade, the student should review the syllabus carefully. After the syllabus review, the student who believes that a grade was improperly assigned must promptly, within three (3) calendar days after the grade was submitted in Edvance 360, meet with the instructor face to face to discuss the concerns.

The best opportunity for a revised grade is with the faculty member - while an appeal to the Review Committee and Dean of Nursing is open, it is much less likely to result in a grade change. It is the instructor who knows the student’s work and is in a position to evaluate and assign a grade.

If the informal conference does not result in a mutually agreeable resolution, the student may proceed with the Formal Grade Appeal Process, if it meets the requirements.

Written verification of each step below is critical to promote a thorough review.

Step 2: Appeal to the Instructor - Formal Grade Appeal

The student is responsible for organizing their argument and has three (3) calendar days from the informal conference to submit the following to the instructor of the course:

  1. Completed Formal Grade Appeal Form. The appeal form can be accessed via the Lakeview website https://www.lakeviewcol.edu/forms and
  2. Copies of any relevant supporting materials.

 

When a student discusses concerns about a grade, the case should be presented factually: the student needs to explain how they believe their work meets the criteria and rubrics that the instructor assigned for the assignment.

Emotional language and personal attacks should be avoided. Mentioning grades in other classes is not relevant. When appealing a grade, student’s may think it is relevant to mention if they are a "strong student" overall. However, to most instructors, that information is not relevant; they are considering only the performance in their class.

Within five (5) calendar days from the date of receipt of the student's Formal Grade Appeal, the instructor shall complete the instructor’s section of the form. The instructor should explain how the grade in question was determined and address any other issues raised in the student's appeal statement. The instructor will submit the completed grade appeal form with their final decision and any supporting materials to the student.

Once the instructor has made a final decision about the grade appeal, the student has the right to appeal to the Review Committee – Faculty Organization. The student has three (3) calendar days to appeal the faculty’s decision to the Review Committee. The student should sign the appeal form and submit to the Faculty Organization Chair.

Step 3: Appeal to the Review Committee – Faculty Organization
The Faculty Organization Committee will:

  1. Verify the student has valid grounds for an appeal.
  2. Schedule a meeting with the student and instructor. The student and the instructor will present to the Faculty Organization Committee their sides of the Formal Grade Appeal. The student has the opportunity to bring one support representative to the committee. The support representative must be named as attending at least 24 hours before the meeting and cannot be legal counsel.
  3. Prepare a written summary of the meeting that includes the informal meeting date and any outcome of the grade appeal.

Within three (3) calendar days, the Chair of the Committee will notify the student and the instructor in writing of the Committee’s decision. The student has three (3) calendar days to appeal the Review Committee's decision to the Dean of Nursing. The student should sign the appeal form and submit to the Dean of Nursing.

Step 4: Final Level of Review – Appeal to the Dean of Nursing

The Dean of Nursing will review the Formal Grade Appeal, all supporting material, and all decisions. The Dean of Nursing will also evaluate the process of the grade appeal. Within three (3) calendar days of receipt, the Dean of Nursing will make a final decision.

Step 5: What to Expect After Formal Grade Appeal

If the student’s grade appeal is successful, the instructor will adjust the assignment grade to reflect the outcome. If the student’s appeal is not successful, and the student thinks the grade will affect their future success in the course, the student should make an appointment with their academic advisor. The academic advisor can help the student plan whether or not to withdraw from the course or help identify academic improvement resources.

 

 

Course Withdrawal

Course Withdrawal jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

To withdraw from a course, a student must meet with their Advisor or Course Coordinator to complete an ADD/DROP/WITHDRAW form before to the deadline for course withdrawal. Students are advised to consult with the Financial Aid Office regarding the effect on financial aid status before withdrawing from a course. Students who withdraw from a course need to be aware that they may be placed on a wait list for repeating the needed course.  The withdrawal procedures are as follows:

Five Week Classes:

The first class day through the end of the 3rd week course a grade of “W” (withdrawal) will be recorded on transcript.

Eight Week Classes:

The first class day through the end of the 6th week course a grade of “W” (withdrawal) will be recorded on transcript.

Ten Week Classes:

The first class day through the end of the 8th week course a grade of “W” (withdrawal) will be recorded on transcript.

Fifteen Week Classes:

The first class day through the end of the 13th week course a grade of “W” (withdrawal) will be recorded on transcript.

Sixteen Week Classes:

The first class day through the end of the 14th week course a grade of “W” (withdrawal) will be recorded on transcript.

Short Session/ Weekend Courses:
The deadline to withdraw from any short session weekend class is prior to the 3rd class meeting.

Students may only repeat a course one time in which they received a grade of “W” or failing grade.  Any student who has withdrawn from one course will be placed on academic probation. Students withdrawing from two different courses will be dismissed from the College.

The student may not withdraw from a course if there is a Student Code of Conduct issue or a Grievance is pending or being investigated.

Auditing Courses

Auditing Courses jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Students planning to audit a class may register on a space-available basis before the scheduled start date of the class. Auditing is for theory coursework only, and students will still be expected to take the exams. Once the class has met, students may not change from audit to credit status or vice versa without written permission of the instructor. The fee for auditing is $50 per credit hour. If a student changes to credit status before the first class meeting, the tuition rate in effect at the time will be assessed with no late registration fee applied.

Dean's List

Dean's List jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Students who are enrolled in at least 6 semester hours in nursing courses at the College of Nursing and who achieve a GPA of 3.6 or higher in those courses will be named to the Dean's List for the semester.

The Dean's List may be forwarded to media and/or posted to the Lakeview website following the final grade notification each semester. If a student does NOT wish for this information to be published, they must opt-out of Merit within the first week of class for the semester that will be publicized. The information is released to newspapers based upon the zip code of the student.

Progression - Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)

Progression - Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02
Lakeview College of Nursing (LCN) awards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree upon recommendation by the faculty and presentation to the Board of Directors after the student has completed the degree requirements. All students must be making satisfactory academic progress to remain in attendance at the College. All courses attempted in a specific semester or comparable time frame will be used to measure academic progress. Course withdrawals may affect academic progress if the hours earned do not meet the criteria for quantitative and/or qualitative measures for satisfactory progress. Not meeting satisfactory academic progress will have an adverse effect on student aid eligibility.

Note: All students are required to meet the same minimum Standards regardless of eligibility for Title IV funding.

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for all LCN Students (includes Financial Aid Recipients)

Lakeview College of Nursing (LCN) Office of Financial Aid is required by Federal regulation (HEA Subpart B, 34 CFR 668.16(e), Subpart C, CFR 668.32, 668.34, 668.42, 668.43) to monitor academic progress toward a degree for all degree-seeking aid applicants.  As a result, the Office of Financial Aid receives from the Records office the academic history of all attempted credit hours of all applicants prior to the awarding of Title IV Federal Student Aid and/or Illinois State Student Aid. These standards must-have components of a Quantitative Measure (the Pace at which the student must be completing their Program of Study) and a Qualitative Measure (the grades a student must be obtained in their coursework) and be reviewed at stated intervals. At LCN, SAP is reviewed at the end of each enrollment period for all students.

The Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) apply to the following programs:

  • Federal Title IV Programs:  Pell Grant and the Direct Loan Program (Stafford Loan Program), and the Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission Programs: Monetary Award Program
  • Veteran’s Educational Benefits:  All Chapters and Post 9/11 Benefits

Completion Rate and Grade Point Average Requirement

Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours credit with at least 60 semester hours in general education courses and 60 semester hours in nursing courses in accordance with the curriculum plan is required.  All grades earned in courses taken while a student is enrolled at the College will be used as the criteria for determining academic standards.

The student is required to meet the standards listed below, or otherwise, eligibility to receive student financial aid will be placed in a Academic Probation/Financial Aid WARNING status (the first time the minimum SAP is not met) or an Academic Dismissal/Financial Aid SUSPENSION status or a Financial Aid PROBATION status (if a formal Appeal is approved and the student is readmitted). To be in SAP “GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING” a student must be meeting the minimum standards each enrollment period by having and maintaining a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 and not exceed the permitted number of withdrawals and/or failures to avoid academic dismissal (financial aid suspension) and complete their program of study within the published time frames formatted in credit hours.  

PACE- Minimum Credit hour Completion
(Quantitative Measure)

Cumulatively a student must successfully complete a minimum percentage of all credit hours attempted to stay on pace for completing their program before reaching the maximum time frame allowed.  Attempted credit hours include any credit hours in which the student was enrolled in after the refund period is over.

If the student accepted Federal Title IV aid for days attended during the refund period (tuition and fee charges are canceled) but then totally withdrew from all credit hours the student will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension. However, this action will not result in Academic Dismissal but the student would need to reapply for admission to the college and submit in writing a SAP Appeal that has Committee approval to be reinstated for student aid eligibility.

Maximum Timeframe for Completion of Degree
Once a student enrolls in a course at Lakeview College of Nursing, the degree requirements must be completed within three consecutive academic years for a fulltime student and six consecutive academic years for a part-time student. Completion time may vary for students changing from full-time status to any other status, and/or withdrawing from courses. A student will never have more than six years to complete the BSN degree requirements.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Minimum Standards starting Fall 2013

  • Successful completion of a class is a letter grade of “A,” “B,” “C.”
  • Unsuccessful completion of a class is defined as “D” (Poor/Failure), “F” (Failure), “W” (Withdrawal), or “I” (Incomplete) on the semester grade report. Please note: Successful completion of N311 Foundations of Professional Practice is a letter grade "A' or "B." Any student receiving a "C," "D," "F," or "W" must retake the course.
  • A student who receives a “D,” or “F” or "W" for a course must retake that course the next semester it is offered. In the second time through a course, students must receive at least an overall grade “C” to pass the course and not be dismissed. Exception -- N311 must be passed with an "A" or "B."
  • A student may only repeat a course one time in which they received a grade of “W” or failing grade. Any student who has withdrawn from one course will be placed on academic probation/financial aid warning. A student withdrawing from two different courses will be dismissed from the College.
  • A student may not withdraw from more than 1 course while pursuing the BSN degree. The student may not withdraw from a course if there is a Student Code of Conduct issue or a Grievance is pending or being investigated.

Minimum Percentage - A student is expected to complete all credit hours attempted to be on pace for completion of program. The first time a student fails to complete progression standards, they must be placed on Academic Probation/Financial Aid WARNING for the next term of enrollment.

Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirement (Qualitative Measure) - The student is required to earn and maintain a 2.5 Cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 scale.

All LCN grades and all semester hours count on the student’s grade point average in determining scholastic eligibility to remain in the College. A student must earn a minimum of “C” in each LCN course with the exception of N311 Foundations of Professional Practice.


Academic Probation/ Financial Aid Warning

Academic Probation/Financial Aid Warning status occurs the first time a student fails to meet the minimum standard in any one of the components.  If a student is placed on Academic Probation/Financial Aid Warning, they will still be eligible to receive Student Financial Aid for one more term without appealing the circumstances.  All grades earned within the nursing curriculum while a student is enrolled at the College will be used as the criteria for determining academic probation.

Any student placed on Academic Probation/Financial Aid Warning for unsuccessfully completing a course MUST take the failed course in the next semester it is offered (summers excluded). Although an effort will be made to meet the needs of students who retake courses, enrollment is dependent on the number of students who can be reasonably accommodated by the available facilities. A student required to repeat a course must do so at LCN.  Courses taken at another college or university may not be used to repeat LCN courses unless specific approval from the Dean of Nursing and Course Coordinator is obtained and placed in writing in the student's file.

Repeating a course in which a "D" or "F" was received does not remove the grade from the transcript. The second grade earned is calculated into the GPA.

Academic Dismissal/ Financial Aid Suspension

Failure to complete the minimum cumulative standards of either component while on Academic Probation/Financial Aid Warning or Financial Aid Probation will result in the Academic Dismissal/Financial Aid Suspension of a student’s future aid eligibility. The following is the criteria for an academic dismissal from the College:

  1. A student on academic probation/financial aid warning (below a 2.5 cumulative GPA) who does not show progression by raising the student's LCN semester GPA the next semester enrolled.
  2. A student who has failed (D, F or W) a nursing course and fails it again (D, F, or W).
  3. A student who has failed (C, D, F, or W) in N311 Foundations of Professional Practice and failed it again (C, D, F or W).
  4. A student who fails two different nursing courses.
  5. A student who has withdrawn from two different courses.

If upon the end of the student’s next period of enrollment, they have not met the minimum standards they will be in an Academic Dismissal/Financial Aid Suspension status. A student placed on Academic Dismissal/Financial Aid Suspension is NOT eligible for Federal and/or State student aid at Lakeview College of Nursing.  Financial aid can be reinstated if a student is successfully readmitted through the appeal process (see readmission).

Also, total withdrawal from all courses (a “grade” of “W” posted to transcript) or total failure from all courses (a grade of “D” or “F” posted to transcript or if grade of “C” is earned in N311 Foundations of Professional Practice) will result in Academic Dismissal/Financial Aid Suspension.  This includes the refund period if Title IV was accepted for the days the student was in attendance (regardless if tuition/fees were canceled).

Procedure for Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal

Procedure for Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

At the end of each semester, the Registrar's Office will notify the Dean of Nursing and the Financial Aid Office of any student who been placed on academic probation/financial aid warning or dismissed from the college/financial aid suspension.

Academic Probation
The Registrar will notify the student by e-mail of the academic probation/financial aid warning with the required academic probation remediation requirements. The Registrar's Office will note the academic probation or academic dismissal on the student's transcript.

Academic Probation Remediation: The student will receive an academic probation remediation form. The student will be required to develop and submit their remediation plan with detailed action steps to help them be successful in future courses. Note: The student must submit their remediation plan by the first day of the next semester. Failure to provide the remediation plan will cause the student to be dropped from all of their courses. To enroll back into courses, the student will have to go through the readmission process and sit before the admissions committee.

Once the student submits the remediation form, the student’s academic advisor, the college tutor, and the campus lab coordinator will review the student’s plan. The individualized remediation plan will be developed, and the student must fulfill all requirements of the plan throughout the semester. Failure to meet the requirements will cause the student to be academically dismissed.

Academic Dismissal
The Registrar will notify the student by certified letter of the academic dismissal. The Registrar's Office will note the academic dismissal on the student's transcript. A student who has been dismissed is prohibited from enrolling in any courses. If the student has pre-registered for an upcoming semester, they will be automatically disenrolled from their classes. The student will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees. The student may reapply for readmission after the dismissal period of one semester.

 

 

Glossary of Terms:

Academic Dismissal/Financial Aid Suspension – student failed to meet the minimum standard by total withdraw in a semester and/or being on a warning status previously and/or reaching maximum time frame for Program of Study

Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) - prepared by the student’s instructor or academic advisor/counselor (or other pertinent LCN staff).

Academic Probation/Financial Aid Probation (Re-admitted Status) - the student has an approved Appeal for readmission to the College and reinstatement of Title IV and/or State student aid for one additional term unless an Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) is being met.

Academic Probation/Financial Aid Warning - the first time a student fails to meet the minimum standard in any one of the components. 

Good Standing – a student is meeting the minimum standards each enrollment period.

Minimum Standards - student has a Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 and is staying on pace with a success rate of completing all credit hours attempted and is completing (on pace) their program within the published time frames formatted in credit hours.

Program of Study - the educational program the student has indicated they are pursuing at the College. LCN has one program, the BSN Degree.

Quantitative Measure - the Pace at which the student must be completing their Program of Study, which must be monitored for completion before maximum time allotted for program is reached. The Pace varies by level of enrollment each term but has set maximums.

Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) - a Federal requirement applied to all students who have Federal Student Aid funding (pending, actual, or estimated awards). LCN has one policy that applies to all students.

Time of Completion - the Maximum timeframe is 150% completion of the published program timeframe. This calculation considers all cumulative credit hours attempted (not earned).

Withdrawal from the College

Withdrawal from the College jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

A student may withdraw for academic reasons or serious personal problems.  To withdraw from the College, the student must complete a Withdrawal from the College Form obtained from the Registrar's Office.  If a student withdraws from the College by the official withdraw date, a “W” will be posted on the student transcript (see SAP).  A student may not withdraw from the College or any courses after the official withdraw date.  Students who have been awarded financial aid must contact the Financial Aid Office prior to officially withdrawing from the College. A return of Title IV funds calculation may be required – refer to Financial Aid Implications (Return of Title IV Funds). All obligations to the College must be cleared at the time of withdrawal.

A student who withdraws from the College and wishes to return at a later time must go through the readmission process. If readmitted, the student will be accountable to the policies and procedures of the current handbook.

Late Withdrawal

In the case of extreme circumstances where the deadline to withdraw without academic penalty has passed, a student may petition the Dean of Nursing for a late withdrawal from all courses. If granted, the student would receive a grade of “W” for any course not completed in the semester.

Request to Withdraw from Program Due to Military Obligations

A student who withdraws from the program due to military obligations, must complete a Withdrawal Form must and attach an official copy of the military orders. The form and orders must be submitted to the Dean of Nursing. 

Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Lakeview College of Nursing does not have a Leave of Absence Policy.  Please refer to the Withdrawal policies and procedures and Tuition Refund Policies.

Dismissal from the College

Dismissal from the College jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

The Dean of Nursing has the authority to dismiss and/or to refuse readmission to any student at any time if circumstances of a legal, moral, health, social or academic nature are considered to justify such action. The dismissal may be a result of a probationary period (see SAP) or may be independent of probation.

A faculty member may recommend to the Dean of Nursing the dismissal of a student if it is inadvisable for the student to continue in the College. A recommendation for dismissal may be based upon observed problems in mental or physical health, conduct, attendance, quality of clinical performance, and/or failure to meet academic requirements. The Dean of Nursing may make an immediate decision or take the recommendation to the Faculty Organization for further discussion. The student will be afforded due process.

 

Remediation and Academic Improvement Plan

Remediation and Academic Improvement Plan jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

 

Purpose of the Remediation and Academic Improvement Plan Procedure:

Lakeview College of Nursing actively promotes and supports student’s academic achievement through remediation.  Students are required to demonstrate ongoing remediation efforts to improve academic success. Remediation of content will be suggested by the course coordinator in the Academic Improvement Plan (AIP) for students failing to meet academic standards.

The student is responsible for the implementation of the AIP and the course expectations as directed in the course syllabus. 

For Insufficient Academic Progress:

  1. The student will be notified by the course instructor when the student fails to meet the academic standard in the course by the online AIP via email.
  2. A copy of the AIP will be emailed to the academic advisor and the record’s office.  A copy will be sent to the Skills Lab Coordinator and to the tutor as needed.   
  3. The suggested remediation plan will be written out by the instructor for the student within the AIP. This may include all or any of the following recommendations or assignments:
    1. Review corresponding content in any of the course’s resources and develop a study plan.
    2. Take/repeat ATI focused review tests, online learning assignments, and/or other learning activities that correlate with the syllabus content.
    3. If AIP is related to skill performance, the student will make an appointment with the Skills Lab Coordinator to practice and demonstrate mastery.
    4. Make an appointment with the course instructor/coordinator, advisor, or tutor.

For Insufficient/ /Unsatisfactory Clinical Performance Remediation Plan:

  1. The student will be notified by the course coordinator or clinical instructor when the student fails to meet the clinical performance standards in the course by the online AIP via email.
  2. In addition, a copy of the AIP will be emailed to the academic advisor and the record’s office.  A copy will be sent to the Skills Lab Coordinator and to the tutor as needed.   
  3. The student will meet with the course coordinator and/or clinical instructor to identify areas of weakness and expected level of performance.
  4. The suggested remediation plan will be written out and discussed by the coordinator and/or clinical instructor for the student. This may include all or any of the following recommendations or assignments:
    1. Review corresponding content in any of the course’s resources and develop a study plan.
    2. Take/repeat additional ATI focused review tests, online learning assignments, and/or other learning activities that correlate with the syllabus content.
    3. If AIP is related to skill performance, the student will make an appointment with the Skills Lab Coordinator to practice and demonstrate mastery.
    4. Make an appointment with the course instructor/coordinator and advisor.

Unsafe Practice/Unprofessional Behavior Remediation Plan:

Unsafe practice and unprofessional clinical behavior may include abandonment, neglect, or actions that are outside of the student nurses’ scope of practice. Unprofessional clinical behavior may include violating any clinical policies, LCN policies, and/or professional codes of conduct.

  1. The student will be notified by the course coordinator or clinical instructor of the failure when the student failure to meet the safe practice and/or professional behavior standards by the online AIP via email.
  2. A copy of the AIP will be emailed to the academic advisor and the Record’s office.  A copy will be sent to the Skills Lab Coordinator as needed.
  3. The student will meet with course coordinator and/or clinical instructor to identify the unacceptable behavior(s) and to develop an individual plan for remediation.
  4. The suggested remediation plan will be written out and discussed by the coordinator and/or clinical instructor for the student. This may include all or any of the following recommendations or assignments:
    1. Review corresponding content in any of the course’s resources and develop a study plan.
    2. Take/repeat additional ATI focused review tests, online learning assignments, and/or other learning activities that correlate with the syllabus content.
    3. If AIP is related to skill performance, the student will make an appointment with the Skills Lab Coordinator to practice and demonstrate mastery.
    4. Make an appointment with the course instructor/coordinator, advisor, or tutor as needed.

Assessment Information

Assessment and program improvement efforts are expectations for accreditation of colleges and nursing programs.  LCN uses a systematic process to obtain relevant data for program effectiveness.   The process is inclusive of the campus community and is used to drive decision making.  The process is written, ongoing, comprehensive, and exists to evaluate the achievement of program outcomes.

Student participation in the assessment program is critical for program improvement.  Students participate in assessment upon admission to the college, during the program, and during post college experiences.  The following activities are designed to obtain student input into the academic experience at LCN. 

Admissions Testing
All students every semester:

  • Course and clinical evaluations
  • Midterm Evaluations
  • Tea with the Dean of Nursing
  • Student Forums
  • Student suggestion boxes

All students biennially

  • Noel Levitz

Students in 400 level courses

  • EBI

Graduates

  • Graduate survey [prior to graduation]
  • Post graduate employment survey [6 months following graduation]

NCLEX-RN Preparation

NCLEX-RN Preparation jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Fingerprinting & Background Check Requirement for NCLEX

All individuals applying for initial licensure as a registered nurse in Illinois must submit to a criminal background check and provide evidence of fingerprint processing from the Illinois State Police, or its designated agent. Lakeview College of Nursing senior students may contact a livescan-fingerprinting vendor, approved by the Illinois State Police, to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting may also be arranged by Lakeview College of Nursing. Each NCLEX-RN applicant will be provided a written receipt once they have been fingerprinted. This receipt must be submitted to the Department’s testing vendor along with the examination application and fee in order for the applicant to be scheduled for the examination. Fingerprints must be taken within 60 days prior to submission of the application for licensure. Any cost that is incurred is the responsibility of the student.

NCLEX-RN Procedures & Registered Nurse Licensure

The following describes the procedures for applying to sit for the NCLEX-RN Examination.

  1. The Dean of Nursing requests a list of seniors from the Director of Enrollment/Registrar.
  2. The Dean or designee will meet with seniors during the final semester to discuss the application procedures for registering to take the NCLEX-RN examination and applying for a RN licensure.
  3. Students will register on line for the NCLEX-RN examination through Pearson Vue (http://www.personvue.com/). The application can be submitted on line with a credit card payment of $200 or downloaded and mailed in with a cashier’s check or money order. Students should maintain a copy of all applications sent on line or via certified mail.
  4. State licensure forms must be completed by the student. This can be done by identifying the state board of nursing in the desired state for licensure, accessing the website, and applying online or downloading the application for licensure by examination. All states require a fee for submitting an application that can be paid form by credit card, cashier’s check, or money order. Some states require a background check as a part of the licensure process. Students must identify the time limit set by the state for an acceptable background check. (The State of Illinois will only accept background checks done within 60 days from submission of the application for licensure).
  5. Students are responsible for sending to the state agency processing their application for licensure their receipt of fingerprinting and background check by certified mail.
  6. Transcripts and/or verification of graduation forms will not be sent until the student meets all of the requirements for graduation. All transcripts and/or verification forms will be sent by certified mail to the desired state of licensure, or when needed to the graduate.
  7. Any information that is sent by mail for licensure or registration SHOULD be copied and sent by registered/certified mail.
  8. The Dean of Nursing will be available for questions.

 

Illinois Nurse Practice Act

Illinois Nurse Practice Act jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

The Illinois Nurse Practice Act includes criteria for eligibility to apply for licensure to practice nursing, the definition of professional nursing and items related to grounds for licensure refusal, suspension, or revocation. Specifics can be found in the publication, Illinois Nursing, and Advanced Nursing Practice Act.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Upon successful completion of the baccalaureate program of study, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) is conferred. The responsibility for knowing and achieving these requirements rests with the student.

  1. Successfully complete the prescribed curriculum of 120 semester hours:
    1. Complete all the related general education College course requirements. (60 semester credit hours) with a minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    2. Complete all required nursing courses (60 semester credit hours) with a minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of nursing coursework from Lakeview College of Nursing.
  3. Complete 20 hours of service learning throughout the curriculum. This service requirement will be implemented with students who start in the fall of 2018.
  4. Attend in person, three-day NCLEX-RN review class, offered by LCN, in the last semester of coursework.

Standardized Nursing Assessment Testing for Graduation
A passing score on the standardized nursing assessment test, ATI Comprehensive Predictor, is required. The minimum required score on ATI Comprehensive Predictor will indicate that the graduate is 95% likely to pass the NCLEX-RN and is based on national norms. The assessment test is given before commencement.  If a student does not meet the minimum required score on the ATI Comprehensive Predictor on the first attempt, the student will be required to complete the Virtual ATI (VATI). When the VATI nurse educator determines that the student has achieved the benchmark score or a "green light" from VATI indicating a high likelihood of success on the NCLEX, the student's name will be released to the state and the student will be allowed to take the NCLEX-RN.

Attaining a passing score on the standardized nursing assessment test. If the passing score is not attained, then the student must complete a virtual remediation program before the student's name will be released to allow the student to register for the NCLEX-RN.

 

Graduation Academic Honors

Graduation Academic Honors jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Graduation honors are based upon the student's cumulative Lakeview GPA one semester prior to meeting graduation requirements at LCN.  Students with GPAs of 3.6 and above earned at the College will be recognized and published according to the following:

  • Summa Cum Laude - 3.95 or Higher
  • Magna Cum Laude - 3.80 - 3.94
  • Cum Laude - 3.6 - 3.799

 

Lakeview College of Nursing Developing Honor Society
50% completion of the curriculum.

  • Completion of 321, 322, 323, 324
    • Top 35% of each graduation class
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum.
  • Highly academic competent without any disciplinary action
    • No code of conduct violations or unprofessional AIP's.
  • Two inductions per year - Fall and Spring.