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.
- Successfully complete the prescribed curriculum of 120 semester hours:
- 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.
- Complete all required nursing courses (60 semester credit hours) with a minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Earn a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of nursing coursework from Lakeview College of Nursing.
- Complete 20 hours of service learning throughout the curriculum. This service requirement will be implemented with students who start in the fall of 2018.
- 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.