Section I: About the College

Section I: About the College jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Mission, Vision, Values

Mission, Vision, Values jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02


Our Mission

Lakeview College of Nursing has a central focus to be a dynamic center of educational excellence as a diverse and inclusive College community that works together, exemplifying adaptability, integrity, and caring. The College will be forefront to the trends in health care and committed to nursing as a profession by preparing safe, competent, patient-centered, caring professional nurses for leadership, service, and practice for the advancement of the nursing profession.

Our Vision

Lakeview College of Nursing aspires to be the College of choice for professional nursing in Illinois and recognized nationally for nursing excellence.

Our Values

Adaptability is the process of modifying behavior as indicated to changing circumstances as evidenced by flexibility and accommodation of changing, evolving, and unpredictable situations involving self, individuals, families, groups, and communities. Adaptability is the ability of the nurse to respond quickly to unexpected events, utilize problem-solving, contribute to innovative solutions, and to think creatively. Adaptability is building a sense of community within and outside the College through understanding and appreciating a diverse, multicultural society.

Caring as a central paradigm of nursing enables one to transcend the self and serve all people. Caring considers the holistic nature of people and the complexity of the human condition. In caring, the nurse demonstrates a commitment to the welfare of self, individuals, families, groups, and communities. Caring is viewed as attitudes, behaviors, and values that take on a spiritual dimension. Attitudes and values that send a message of support, empathy, genuineness, and commitment to another are integral to this concept.

Excellence is the quality of being superior or very good at what one does and applying that quality in all actions to generate optimal and recognizable outcomes. Excellence is represented through the implementation of quality improvement initiatives, purposeful management of resources, promotion of lifelong learning, and fostering care delivery models that raise the level of nursing practice.

Integrity is the commitment, even in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Integrity demonstrates trustworthiness by being honest, dependable, and reliable, along with the ability to apply ethical standards of the profession.

Service is the process of selfless giving to others that provides benefit to individuals, families, groups, community, and society. Central to this concept is a reflection on the experience which offers the opportunity to discover which practices can influence particular outcomes.


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

Lakeview history book

Lakeview 100 Years of Caring Book

This book covers the first 100 years of Lakeview history (1894 - 1994). Special thanks to the Alumni Centennial Committee for putting this together.


Danville Training School (DTS) for nurses was founded in November of 1894 as a hospital-based school and graduated the first class of four students in 1896.

1911 - 1937 Initial Charter

The State of Illinois initially approved the diploma program in 1911, the first year the State began recording approval actions. The program was formally certified by the State in 1937 when certificates were first awarded.

The 1940s

Lakeview Hospital School of Nursing established an affiliation in the 1940s with Illinois Teacher's College in Charleston, Illinois, now known as Eastern Illinois University. Instructors from Eastern came to Danville and presented courses on-site for the convenience of the students.

The 1950s

An affiliation between Lakeview Hospital School of Nursing and Danville Junior College, now Danville Area Community College, was initiated in the 1950s for the community college to provide the lower-division general education courses.

The 1960s

In the 1960s, Lakeview Memorial Hospital School of Nursing admitted the first female student who had been married but was widowed with two small children. It was approximately at the same time that the first male student was admitted. During the late 1960s, black female students were first admitted.

The 1970s

In 1971, the diploma program offered by Lakeview was fully accredited by the National League for Nursing.

The 1980s

The College was granted approval to establish a baccalaureate nursing program by the State of Illinois, Department of Registration and Education in September 1987.

The 1990s

A brick addition to Webster home was completed and is now the home of Lakeview College of Nursing.

The 2000s

At the start of the new millennium, Lakeview College of Nursing developed a contractual agreement with Eastern Illinois University to bring the Lakeview College of Nursing Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing program to Charleston. Students began to attend classes on the EIU campus in fall 2001.

The 2010s

The Charleston facility completed an expansion in 2014, creating more space for classrooms, a computer lab, and faculty offices. Lakeview acquired a health services building from a local dentist to expand room for the future growth of community immunizations clinics, health clinic, and extra lab space adjacent to the Danville campus. During the summer of 2015, the Danville location renovated the nursing skills lab in order to connect the basic lab equipment with the simulated lab equipment and provide for additional lab storage space.

Approvals and Accreditations

Approvals and Accreditations jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02


Lakeview College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredits U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.


CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Lakeview College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791



Lakeview College of Nursing is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377, 217.782.2551. To report unresolved complaints to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, visit their webpage at

Our Logo

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Lakeview College of Nursing's logo is an evolution of three symbolic components. The cross, flame and dove. Together they help translate our values: Adaptability, Caring, Excellence, Integrity, and Service.

Our Cross aligns with that of the Red Cross* which represents neutrality in caring for the sick and wounded and adaptability in rendering humanitarian services.

The Flame honors Florence Nightingale's passion for excellence in the healthcare field and that we may model ourselves after her efforts.

The Dove reminds us of the integrity in having hope and bringing peace to those that are in need of caring, comforting, and healing.

* In August 1864, the Treaty of Geneva was created to ensure the neutrality of all soldiers wounded in battle and guarantee them medical treatment. The red cross on a white background became the emblem of neutrality in war. Jean Henri Dunanat, Swiss founder of the Red Cross, credited Nightingale's work in the Crimean War as his inspiration.

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