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Credit Hours for Coursework

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