Section II: Admission to the College

Section II: Admission to the College jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06
 

Philosophy and Organizing Concepts, and Program Outcomes

Philosophy and Organizing Concepts, and Program Outcomes jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

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:

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.

 

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

The faculty and staff of Lakeview College of Nursing value and are committed to fostering diversity in the classroom, the College, and the profession. By respecting differences in culture, age, gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, differing abilities, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation, we enrich the learning environment, improve the practice and profession of Nursing and enhance personal creativity and professional growth.

Non-discrimination Policy

Non-discrimination Policy jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Lakeview College of Nursing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, ancestry, or disability in its nursing program or activities, including but not limited to recruiting, admissions, academics, disciplinary processes, and co-curricular activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination policies:

ADA and Title IX Coordinator (Student Disability Accommodations Coordinator):

Vicky Oliver (217)709-0939
studentsfirst@lakeviewcol.edu

Complaints and discrimination may be filed through the College's Grievance Policy or filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481 or by visiting http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html

Basic Knowledge, Attitudes, and Technical Standards

Basic Knowledge, Attitudes, and Technical Standards jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

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 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.

Admission Academic Requirements

Admission Academic Requirements jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Applicants should have a minimum of 45 credit hours completed at the time of application to be considered for admissions. The following are the requirements for consideration of admissions into Lakeview College of Nursing: 

  1. Cumulative College GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  2. Admission Test Scores (RNs Exempt)

  3. 60 Credit Hours in General Education and Prerequisite Courses with a grade of “C” or better. 

Lakeview College of Nursing reserves the right to change admission requirements or to make appropriate revisions, amendments, or corrections at any time, with or without notice.

 

 

Transfer Credit Policies

Transfer Credit Policies jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Academic Forgiveness Policy

Lakeview College of Nursing understands that a student may have had difficult times in their life, resulting in sub-standard academic performance at previous institutions. Applicants in this situation can write a statement asking the Admission Committee to exclude this previous coursework from the cumulative GPA calculation. If that is the case, the prerequisite GPA on the transcript evaluation with be reviewed by the committee. Students requesting academic forgiveness will not qualify for an early admission decision.

Accreditation & Credit by Examination

All transfer coursework must be completed from a regionally accredited college or university or earned through specific examinations outlined on our General Education Examination Scoring Requirements Page.
Limitation of credits earned through the Examinations are as follows: (1) duplicated credit in the same subject is not awarded in any case (2) the total number of credits that may be awarded is limited to 48 credits.

Time Limitations & Proficiency Exams for Prerequisite Science Coursework

There is a time limitation on the prerequisite science courses needed for the nursing program. Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Chemistry I & II, and Microbiology MUST be taken no more than 5 years before starting the nursing program unless the student is currently a licensed RN.

Note: If one of the two-part courses (Anatomy & Physiology Part I, Anatomy & Physiology Part II, Chemistry I and Chemistry II) is completed within the last five years, then credits for the other part of the course will be recognized as long as it meets other transfer guidelines.

A student with prerequisite science courses that are not recognized due to time limitations will need to either repeat the course or pass a college proficiency test. For more information regarding the proficiency options, don't hesitate to contact the admissions office. Note: There is a cost associated with proficiency exams.

LPN Proficiency Exams - Nursing Courses

LPNs must provide a copy of their LPN State Licensure and pass a proficiency exam and skills test to be exempt for the N311: Foundations of Nursing Practice. A proficiency exam is also available for the N313: Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology. Please check the tuition and fees section for information regarding the cost of these tests.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

Lakeview College of Nursing recognizes the ease in transferability with courses holding the IAI status. LCN elective requirements are easily identified and accepted as they are categorized through the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

Students transferring from colleges and universities with the state of Illinois may check www.itransfer.org or go directly to http://itransfer.org/courses/worksheet.php for transfer equivalencies of general education requirements. Courses taken outside of Illinois or courses that are not identified as IAI should be verified for transfer by contacting a Lakeview College of Nursing admission representative.

General Education Exemption and Prerequisite Requirements for Those with a Previous Bachelor's

Students who have previously completed a bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better from another accredited institution of higher education will be exempt from completion of any general education requirements.

Nonetheless, specific prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Additional coursework may be required as some institutions may require prerequisites prior to enrolling in the required courses. Please be advised that there are financial aid implications if any of these courses are not successfully completed prior to beginning the nursing curriculum. If coursework is incomplete students will remain at sophomore status in consideration for student loans.

The following prerequisite courses are required:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I or Human Anatomy (4 credits with lab)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II or Human Physiology (4 credits with lab)
  • Chemistry I or Inorganic Chemistry * (4 credits with lab)
  • Chemistry II or Organic/Biochemistry * (4 credits with lab)
  • Life Span Development or Human Growth & Dev. (3 credits)
  • Medical Terminology (1 credit)
  • Microbiology (4 credits with lab)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits) *

*Indicates courses offered at the Danville location. All coursework fulfilled at another institution must be indicated on an official transcript.

Transcripts should be mailed to the attention of:

Director of Enrollment/Registrar
Lakeview College of Nursing
903 N. Logan Ave.
Danville, IL 61832

admissions@lakeviewcol.edu

See information on Health Records and Background Checks for additional requirements.

International Students

International Students jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Documentation

All applicants must have established legal residency within the United States.  Lakeview College of Nursing does not issue I-20s for student visas and therefore requires each student to be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.  Documentation will be required at the time of application.  A naturalization certificate or a green card may be used as documentation for those born outside the United States.

Degree-Seeking Students

Degree-Seeking Students jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Application Procedure

Degree-Seeking Students

Due to the competitiveness of acceptance, all application information should be received by the deadlines.

Advanced Admit
      Process is ongoing.
      Criteria can be found here.

Fall Deadlines (processing begins January 15th)

  • Early Decision – March 1st *
  • Regular Decision – April 1st

Spring Deadlines (processing begins June 15th)

  • Early Decision – August 1st *
  • Regular Decision – September 1st
     

* Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale may apply for an early decision.

Admission decisions are mailed out approximately 30 days after the admission deadline. See the dates listed above.

To complete a full admission application, the applicant must submit all of the following:  

  • A completed online application.
  • Respond to a list of essay questions included in application.
  • Admission Test Score (RNs Exempt)
  • A current course schedule along with a plan for completing any remaining prerequisite coursework, if currently enrolled. The official transcript evaluation will reflect plans for completing the required prerequisites.
  • Official transcripts from each individual college institution attended. Paper and electronic transcripts are accepted. International transcripts and credentials must be translated into English with letter grades through a foreign evaluation service. All transcripts must come directly from the College attended or the foreign evaluation service.
  • A current copy of the Illinois nursing license, if licensed LPNs or RN.
  • A naturalization certificate or a green card may be used as documentation for those born outside the United States. 
  • $30 non-refundable fee is payable to Lakeview College of Nursing.

After the application has been processed, applicants will receive an email confirmation that contains additional information about the program and an evaluation of official transcripts, if applicable. This email will be sent to the email address provided on the application for admission.

All application documents submitted to Lakeview College of Nursing for admission or transfer purposes become the property of the College and will not be released to the student or third parties. Transcripts from other institutions will not be forwarded to other educational institutions or agencies unless specified by state or federal regulation.  A student who needs copies of documents from other institutions must contact those institutions directly.

Transferring from another Nursing Program

Transferring from another Nursing Program jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Applicants that have attended another nursing program need to provide this additional information at the time of application: 

  1. One (1) reference must be from the Dean/Director/Chair or faculty member of the program from which was attended.
  2. Course syllabi for any nursing course in which the student is seeking to transfer. Only nursing courses with a grade of “B” or better will be considered for transfer. 
  3. Copies of results from Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI), Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) testing, or Kaplan (KAP), if applicable.

Additional Requirements for Admission

Additional Requirements for Admission jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Applicants admitted under a provisional admit status must submit additional documents for consideration to full admit status:

  • Official transcripts showing completion of prerequisite requirements with a grade of "C" or better. Transcripts are due before the semester drop date.

  • Completed health record requirements

  • Completed background check

Student Orientation

Student Orientation jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Student orientation is mandatory for all new degree-seeking students. Orientation may occur the week prior to the start of a semester. Failure to attend will prevent a student from starting any clinical course.

Classification of Students

Classification of Students jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Classifying students is based on the number of credit hours earned in required general education courses and required nursing courses that are applied to the Lakeview College of Nursing curriculum. Students are considered to be enrolled after they have attended the first day of the first class for which they are registered.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-Degree Seeking Students jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

A non-degree seeking student is defined as a student not admitted to the nursing program and enrolled in Chemistry or Statistics course. 

Application Process
Students applying to take Chemistry or Statistics can fill out the non-degree application indicating exactly which class(es) they want to enroll as listed on the application. Students must submit transcripts verifying prerequisites have been met for the non-degree courses in which they are enrolling in. Once the non-degree application has been processed, the student has been registered; an email will be sent to the email 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.

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. 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.

Grading Scale for Non-Degree Seeking Students
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:

Grade Description Scale Grade Point Value
A Excellent 97-100 4
A-   93-96 3.7
B+ Good 90-92 3.3
B   87-89 3
B-   85-86 2.7
C+ Average 82-84 2.3
C   79-81 2
C-   77-78 1.7
D+ Poor/Failure 74-76 1.3
D   72-73 1
D-   70-71 0.7
F Failure 0-69 0

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 review the Policies and Standards of Behavior.

Health Record Requirements

Health Record Requirements jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Health records are mandatory for all degree-seeking students. All documents need to be uploaded into the CastleBranch system by the provided due date. Any questions or problems, please contact CastleBranch directly.

Requirements:

  • Physical Examination - completed within the past 12 months.
  • Tetanus Booster (Tdap) – Booster must be within the last 10 years of the administering date (Tetanus Toxoid (TT) not acceptable).
  • Hepatitis B -- Hep B titer regardless of previous immunization dates. If the titer is positive/immune, no other vaccines are required. If the titer is negative/no immunity, a repeat series of 2 vaccines must be done. Once the series of vaccines are complete, a re-titer must happen. Upload documentation for each shot as they are received.
  • Varicella – Varicella titer regardless of previous immunization dates. If the titer is positive/immune, no other vaccines are required. If the titer is negative/no immunity, a repeat series of 2 vaccines must be done. Once the series of vaccines are complete, a re-titer must happen. Upload documentation for each shot as they are received.
  • MMR – MMR titer regardless of previous immunization dates. If the titer is positive/immune, no other vaccines are required. If the titer is negative/no immunity, a repeat series of 2 vaccines must be done. Once the series of vaccines are complete, a re-titer must happen. Upload documentation for each shot as they are received.
  • Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) - (one of the following done annually)
    • The two-step TB test must be done when entering College. A single-step technique can be used for annual renewals if the current test has not expired. Otherwise, a two-step must be completed again.
    • A student may elect to have a TB Quantiferon blood draw in place of the skin test. 
    • Quantiferon Gold Blood Test - Required if a student has had BCG vaccine or a past positive.
    • A student with a history of a positive result a required negative chest x-ray to have a been done within 1 year of admissions. The student will be required to do yearly TB questionnaire during enrollment. 
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccination (required annually) during flu season
  • 10 Panel Urine Drug Screen - Must be completed through the CastleBranch system. (Please review the drug policy)
  • CPR Certification – Only two courses accepted: The American Heart Association-BLS Healthcare Provider –OR– The American Red Cross-CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
  • Meningococcal Vaccine - Proof of immunization.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine - must be fully vaccinated the show proof of one of the following:

~two-dose Pfiszer Vaccine
~two-dose Moderna Vaccine
~one-dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
(Medical or Religious Exemptions or Pregnancy Deferral are available.)


Highly recommended vaccination:

  • Hepatitis A
     

Additional information regarding the health requirements are provided in the enrollment packet.

Background Checks

Background Checks jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

All nursing students who are offered admission are required to have a criminal background check completed through CastleBranch. Students will receive the appropriate information to complete this requirement once admitted. Clinical agencies may deny a student's participation in the clinical rotation because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction. As participation in clinical experiences are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation, denial of participation by a clinical site may result in delay of graduation or the inability to graduate from the nursing program.

Students who question their qualification for licensure in the State of Illinois should go to www.idfpr.com and complete and submit the Non-Binding Advisory Opinion form (currently no fee required). This is a pre-application process to verify licensure qualifications. If you plan to seek licensure in another state, please refer to that state’s board of nursing to verify qualification for licensure.

Readmission Policy

Readmission Policy jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

A student who has been academically dismissed or who have withdrawn from the nursing program may apply for readmission. The readmission policy is as follows:

  1. A student who has been academically dismissed must sit out for one semester (summer included).
  2. A student is only eligible for readmission if the student is able to complete the program requirements within the required six years.
  3. A student’s application for readmission may be reviewed by the Admission Committee no more than two (2) times. If readmission is not granted after the second application, the student becomes ineligible for readmission.
  4. If health concerns were a factor for the student leaving the College, then documentation for the ability to meet the technical standards with or without accommodations to continue in the program must be provided with readmission paperwork.
  5. A student may only be readmitted once (1) into Lakeview College of Nursing.
  6. A student repeating a clinical nursing course must repeat both the theory and clinical components of the course.
  7. A student readmitted into Lakeview College of Nursing is required to meet the readmission course progression requirements. Any LCN courses that are being repeated due to a previous failure or withdrawal must be passed with a 77% or higher, except N311: Foundations of Professional Practice that must be passed with at least 85%  to remain in the program, a student cannot withdraw or fail any course in which he/she has been previously enrolled.
  8. A readmitted student is allowed to withdraw from one class that has not previously been taken. The remainder of the coursework must be passed with a 77% or higher with the except N311 Foundations of Professional Practice, which must be passed with at least an 85% and must follow the guidelines included within the Student Academic Progression (SAP) policy.
  9. Must meet graduation requirements at the time of graduation.

Note: Military students who have had to withdraw from a course(s) due to military obligations are exempt from the Readmission Policy.

Readmission Criteria

In order to be considered for readmission, a student must meet the following readmission criteria:

  1. Minimum cumulative LCN GPA of a 2.00 on a 4.0 scale (students that did not progress past the first semester are excluded from this criteria).
  2. Must be able to meet  the standards as outlined in the Student Academic Progression Policy in order to maintain enrollment and graduate and meet all graduation eligibility.
  3. Documentation of remediation strategies to ensure success upon return.
  4. Must apply for readmission within two calendar years of leaving the College.
     

Steps for Readmission

A student seeking readmission who has been academically dismissed or who has withdrawn from the Nursing Program must submit the required documents to the Director of Enrollment.

The following items will be required when applying for readmission:

  1. A completed readmission application form.

  2. A letter addressed to the Admissions Committee requesting readmission with the following points: Description of the reason(s) for being dismissed or withdrawn from the program;

    1. Identify the behaviors for the dismissal or withdrawal;

    2. Steps the student took during the period of absence to prepare her/himself to return to the program; 

    3. Plan for the implementation of changes that will promote success.

  3. Release of  "I understand that this form and the information contained within it, once submitted to Lakeview College of Nursing, is considered confidential, and I waive my right to review it" form.

  4. Payment of readmission fee

The student will be emailed the date to meet with the Admission Committee. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure LCN has the correct contact information.  

Readmission into the College will be dependent upon the availability of clinical space. If the number of applicants exceeds available space, applicants may be deferred to a subsequent semester. Readmission to the College is not guaranteed. The decision of the Readmission Committee cannot be appealed.

Approval of a readmitted student is considered an appeal approval for Federal/State student aid in regards to the student's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status.

Readmitted students will be required to update their criminal background check and drug screen by the due date for health records. If readmitted, requirements will be provided at the time of the committee's decision.

Transfer Credit from Lakeview College of Nursing

Transfer of credit from Lakeview College of Nursing to other institutions is dependent upon policies and procedures of the receiving institution. Lakeview College of Nursing cannot guarantee acceptance of transfer credit or equivalency of transferred credit in other institutions.

Curriculum Tracks

Curriculum Tracks jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

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 semesters.

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. A student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the spring semester and not on Academic Probation to accelerate.

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 Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

 

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 and not be on Academic Probation.

 

 

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 and not be on Academic Probation.

 

 

 

 

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.

Course Descriptions - Non-Degree Seeking

Course Descriptions - Non-Degree Seeking jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Course Offerings:

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

 

Course Descriptions - Nursing

Course Descriptions - Nursing jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

Course Offerings:

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. (An 85% 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 diseases
  • 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
The theory portion will include 3 credits of in-class
and 2 credits of online instruction.

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.

 

Air Force ROTC Courses

Air Force ROTC Courses jeff Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

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 Wed, 08/11/2021 - 17:06

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