Lakeview requires 60 credit hours in general education and prerequisite courses. At least 45 credit hours of the required prerequisite courses should be complete at the time of application and all 60 hrs. must be fulfilled prior to beginning the nursing program. All prerequisite coursework must be indicated on an official transcript before students will be able to begin the nursing program.
Please click the appropriate link below to view a checklist of required general education/prerequisite courses.
- Current LPN Licensure
- Current RN Licensure
- No Previous Bachelor's Degree or Nursing License
- Previous Bachelor's Degree but no RN License
- Transfer Guides
It is necessary to fulfill the majority of this coursework at another institution and then transfer credit hours to Lakeview. We hold RN-BSN Articulation Agreements and Pre-BSN Cooperative Agreements with some colleges and universities within the state of Illinois. However, you are welcome to complete the required preliminary coursework at the accredited college or university of choice.
Please be advised that additional coursework may be required as some institutions may require prerequisites prior to enrolling in required 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 of general education/prerequisite requirements.
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or above. Completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours of general education and prerequisite courses and 60 credit hours in nursing, totaling 120 semester hours in accordance with the curriculum plan, is required in order to earn Lakeview's BSN Degree.
or go directly to for transfer equivalencies of general education requirements. Students should also verify information with the individual college or university for which they are planning to pursue coursework.
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 admissions representative.
for more information regarding CLEP Test Centers and available CLEP Examinations.
一道本不卡免费高清Limitations of credits earned through the CLEP Examinations are as follows: (1) duplicate credit in the same subject in not awarded in any case; (2) the total number of credits that may be awarded is limited to 30 credits. Credit awarded in this manner does not affect a student’s grade-point average. A grade of “CR” will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
Once the preliminary coursework (outlined above) is complete (either through another college or university or appropriate score on CLEP exam) and students gain admission into the Lakeview College of Nursing program they can begin coursework at LCN through one of these tracks.