Section VII: Student Services

Section VII: Student Services jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Lakeview College of Nursing reserves the right to make appropriate revisions, amendments or corrections to policies and procedures at any time.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Policy

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Policy jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Lakeview College of Nursing is committed to the goal of achieving equal employment, educational opportunities, and full participation for persons with disabilities. Therefore, no qualified individual shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against in employment, admission, or any activity, or program on this campus.


The definition of a "person with a disability" under the ADA guidelines is "An individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modification to rules, policies or practices meets the essential eligibility requirements for receipt of services or the participating in programs or activities provided by a public entity who:

  1. has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities;
  2. has a record of such impairment; or
  3. is regarded as having such an impairment.

Once a student is attending college, they are expected to self-advocate; therefore, it is up to the individual to disclose a disability and request academic accommodations.  This process is done on a case to case basis and is collaborative.  A student may start the process by contacting Vicky Welge at 217-709-0939.

Disability Services Process for New Students

  1. Complete an interview with Vicky Welge to determine if, your medical or psychiatric condition rises to the legal level of disability. You can make an appointment by contacting, Vicky Welge at 217-709-0939.
  2. Documentation may be required, following the interview, to determine if a requested accommodation is needed and is reasonable.
  3. Notice of approval or denial of academic accommodations will be provided at the interview.
  4. Submit a request in writing to Vicky Welge at 217-709-0939 for approved academic accommodations.  The request must contain the specific accommodations that are to be received in the specific courses.  Requests may be emailed to  
  5. It is recommended that students meet with instructors during scheduled office hours or before/after class time; to introduce yourself as a student who will be receiving academic accommodations.
  6. Contact Vicky Welge at 217-709-0939, during the first week of class if for any reason your academic accommodation has not been implemented.

Short term/temporary accommodations
There may be the occasion when a student sustains a serious, but time-limited, injury or illness (e.g., a broken bone, mononucleosis, etc.) that requires the student to miss several days of class, clinical or limits the student’s ability to perform in the clinical area. For the safety of the student, patients, classmates, and staff, the student will engage the office of student disability services to develop a short-term accommodation plan for all educational settings, including the classroom, lab, and clinical environment, where academic performance may be affected. These time-limited accommodations are created through an interactive process that includes the student, office of student disability services, the appropriate faculty and the student’s health care provider in order to facilitate the student meeting course objectives.
Pregnancy Accommodations --The College adheres to all policies related to pregnancy in the Illinois Human Rights Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act. (See, Student Pregnancy Policy)

Students seeking short-term/temporary accommodations will:

  • Meet with Vicky Welge to complete the Request for Accommodation Form
  • Provide documentation from their treating clinician stating the diagnosis (please adhere to the information stated above for documentation requirements) to Vicky Welge.
  • Specify any restrictions (such as lifting)
  • Expected date of when the student would be eligible to return to duty without any restrictions.

Accommodations Process for Continuing Students

Every semester students will need to:

  1. Once you received your semester schedule, send an email request to Vicky Welge at 217-709-0939, containing the specific academic accommodations and the course or courses that you want them implemented.  Include the title, author/editor, and ISBN number for requests for textbooks in an alternative format.
  2. Continue to engage in self-advocacy by meeting with instructors during their scheduled office hours or after class time.
  3. Contact Vicky Welge at 217-709-0939 in the first week of class if for any reason your academic accommodation has not been implemented.

Animal Policy

Animal Policy jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Overview - Lakeview College of Nursing is sensitive to the impact of animals in the lives of students with disabilities.  This policy governs the presence of animals on Lakeview College of Nursing campuses and clinical sites.

Pets - Definition.  A “pet" is an animal kept for ordinary use and companionship. Assistance animals, including both service animals and support animals, as defined below, are not considered pets.

Use of Pets.  The presence of pet animals is prohibited on all Lakeview College Nursing campuses and clinical sites, at all times.

Assistance Animals. Definition. The term "assistance animal" is the overarching term that refers to both service animals and support animals as defined below. Accordingly, an assistance animal is an animal that either (1) works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability; or (2) provides emotional or other types of support that alleviate one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability.

Use of Assistance Animals.  Assistance animals may be used by individuals with disabilities at Lakeview College of Nursing, pursuant to the following guidelines:

  1. Guidelines for Service Animals.
    1. Definition of Service Animal.
      1. “Service animal” means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.
      2. To qualify as a “service animal” under this policy, the work or tasks performed by the animal must be directly related to the person's disability.
      3. An animal kept for the provision of emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship does not qualify as a “service animal” under this policy.
      4. Species other than dogs or, in some cases, miniature horses, are not considered “service animals” under this policy.
    2. Use of Service Animals.
      1. Service animals will be permitted to accompany persons with disabilities in all areas of the Lakeview College of Nursing facilities, including clinical site agencies, which are normally accessible to those persons.
      2. Students with disabilities shall not be required to submit any proof or documentation to Lakeview College of Nursing prior to use of service animals, such as proof that the animal has been certified, trained, or licensed as a service animal.
      3. Individuals accompanied by a service animal on campus, but who do not require any additional disability-related accommodations, are not required to register their disability with Lakeview College of Nursing, nor is such individual required to submit a request for a reasonable accommodation to receive access to his or her service animal.
      4. Lakeview College of Nursing personnel shall not inquire about the nature or extent of a person's disability to determine whether a person's animal qualifies as a service animal.
      5. When it is not readily apparent that a dog is a service animal, Lakeview College of Nursing personnel may make two inquiries to determine whether the dog qualifies as a service animal, which is:
        1. Is the dog required because of a disability?
        2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform?
      6. Each service animal must be trained so that it controls its waste elimination, absent illness, or accident.  Each service animal must be kept under control by a harness, leash, or another tether unless the disabled person is unable to hold those, or use of a harness, leash, or tether would interfere with the service animal’s performance of its work or tasks. In such instances, the service animal must be kept under control by voice, signals, or other effective means.  All service animals must be accompanied and closely monitored by their owners at all times.
      7. Any person with a service animal on any Lakeview College of Nursing property or clinical site shall be responsible and liable for any injury or damage caused by the said animal and shall hold harmless and indemnify Lakeview College of Nursing against any claim or injury involving a said animal.
      8. Any person with a service animal on any Lakeview College of Nursing property or clinical site shall be strictly responsible for cleaning up after the said animal.
      9. Lakeview College of Nursing will assess requests for the use of miniature horses as service animals by persons with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Requests should be submitted to Vicky Welge at 217-709-0939 and, consistent with applicable laws and regulations, Lakeview College of Nursing may permit their use if they meet certain criteria and have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of people with disabilities.
  2. Guidelines for Support Animals.
    1. Definition of Support Animal. A "support animal" is an animal that provides emotional or other support that ameliorates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person's disability. Unlike service animals, support animals need not be trained to perform work or tasks and may include species other than dogs and miniature horses.
    2. Use of Support Animals.  Support animals shall not be allowed to accompany students on Lakeview College of Nursing campus or clinical sites.  Any student required to stay overnight out-of-town to attend a clinical may bring a support animal to accompany them, but will be required to make arrangements for separate, off-campus hotel accommodations, and provide appropriate lodging for the animal during clinical hours, all at the student’s sole expense.


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

In accordance with Public Law 93-380, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, strict confidentiality will be observed regarding student information. The nature of an educational institution requires that records must be kept and may be shared by school administration, faculty and advisors within the College when applicable.

The Act provides that the College may retain the right to release Directory Information which is defined as student’s name, telephone number, all addresses, e-mail addresses, date and place of birth, major, honors, awards, photo, classification, dates of enrollment, enrollment status, degrees conferred, graduation distinctions and the institution attended immediately prior to admission. In the absence of written notice by a student to withhold any or all information included in the definition of “Directory Information”, the College reserves the right to release any of the aforementioned information. Students may refuse to disclose any or all information to anyone except College administration and faculty.  Information such as social security numbers, race and grades will not be released to a third party without the written permission of the student.  Information about students may be given without written consent in an emergency or to protect the health and safety of the student or others.

Specifically, the FERPA Act states the following:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31):

  • School officials with legitimate educational interest;

  • Other schools to which a student is transferring;

  • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;

  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;

  • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;

  • Accrediting organizations;

  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;

  • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and

  • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law.

Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information such as a student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA.

The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a PTA bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school.

For additional information or technical assistance, you may call (202) 260-3887 (voice). Individuals who use TDD may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Or you may contact us at the following address:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605

Notification of Rights under FERPA for Postsecondary Institutions

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access.

    A student should submit to the registrar  a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.  The College official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.  If the records are not maintained by the College official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

    A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants to be changed and specify why it should be changed.

    The student will be notified in writing if the College decides not to amend the record as requested. The student will be informed of the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment.  Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student.

  3. The right to provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

    The College discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.  A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using College employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of  Directors; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

    A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educa­tion record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the College.

  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

    Family Policy Compliance Office
    Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  20202-5901

Access to Academic Records

Students may request to have access to their academic record by filling out the Student Request to Review/Copy Education Records form from the Registrar's office. Health records can be accessed through CastleBranch. Students may request copies of academic record contained in the file for a fee.

Student Records

Student Records jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

The following student educational records are kept in the Registrar's Office: application, college transcript(s), admission scores, Academic Improvement Plans (AIPs), and health records.


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

Lakeview College of Nursing is pleased to offer students and alumni the ability to request transcripts electronically. By going to our website (, you can access the website. You may request a transcript to be delivered electronically via e-mail (PDF) or to a participating school in the National Student Clearinghouse Electronic Transcript Exchange. You may also request delivery by traditional mail. Processing time for transcript requests can vary based on the delivery methods, amount of time since you were last enrolled, and the date of your request.

  • If you have a hold on your student account, your request will not be processed until the hold has been resolved.
  • Processing time will take 3-4 business days of receiving the requests. Processing time may be longer during peak periods, including beginning and end of term, graduation and holidays.
  • Overnight request must be placed before 12:00pm for the next day services.
  • Lakeview will also accept document uploads. You can upload a maximum of 3 documents per order.

Academic Advising

Academic Advising jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Faculty are assigned students for academic advisement. Upon admission to the College all students receive a program plan which identifies courses that will be needed to be taken each semester to complete the program. Faculty use the program plan to help them in registering students during Summer/Fall and Spring registration periods. Faculty also can make changes in the program plan based on the student’s academic success and needs (i.e., meeting the criteria for accelerating the program or when a course needs to be repeated).

Faculty Office Hours and Advisors

Faculty Office Hours and Advisors jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Each faculty member post office hours near their door. Students are encouraged to make appointments. Students on both campuses are assigned faculty advisors upon admission to the College. These advisors help mentor and advise the students through their program of studies.


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

Danville Campus

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Charleston Campus

LCN students have remote access to LCN’s Danville Campus library.  Additionally, these students have full access to the Booth Library,, on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.

Students From Either Campus

Students may also use other local libraries, including hospitals or public libraries.

Use of Technology

Use of Technology jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

The purpose of this policy is to establish the appropriate use of Lakeview College of Nursing's computing networks, computing equipment and computing resources. Technological resources are owned by the College and are provided primarily to support the academic and administrative functions of the College. Federal and state law as well as College policies and procedures govern the use of this equipment and technologies.  Any adopted policy must be in compliance with applicable federal and state laws and the policies of the College. 

Lakeview College of Nursing’s technology policy is located at It is the responsibility of the entire college community to be aware of this policy and follow it as written.


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

Every research project involving human subjects requires review by the Human Subjects Committee. This review begins by securing a Research Approval Request Form (form is available from the Office of the Registrar or from the College website). This form is to be submitted to the Human Subjects Committee at least one month prior to the anticipated beginning date of the research. A copy of the signed form will be returned to the researcher following a meeting of the Human Subjects Committee. In some cases, the researcher may also need to seek approval from other participants and their institutional review boards. No data can be collected until approval is obtained from the Human Subjects Committee. Research studies conducted on the College community are voluntary.

Name, Address, or SS# Change

Name, Address, or SS# Change jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

It shall be student's responsibility to update their address information through SONIS. In the event of a name changes, the student should contact the Director of Enrollment/Registrar.  A name change must be substantiated by two forms of legal documentation such as a marriage certificate and driver's license.

The student whose social security number changed must provide verification (new social security card and photo identification) to the Director of Enrollment/Registrar. 

Name Change - Transgender, gender non-conforming, gender variant, and non-cisgender students who wish to change their birth name and/or legal name to a preferred name must meet with the Director of Enrollment/Registrar to discuss the scope and limitations of the preferred name request:

Limitations - Although the College is committed to supporting students in the transgender community, it is important to understand that designating a preferred name for use at Lakeview College of Nursing does not constitute a legal name change. A student's birth name and/or legal name will continue to be used on certain College documents. Preferred first and/or middle names may be designated. The College is unable to designate a preferred surname without documents showing that the surname has been changed legally by a court or government entity.

Students interested in changing their name legally can find resources through local government or The Organization Transequality

Student Assistance Program

Student Assistance Program jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Recognizing that students may have personal problems such as marital or financial difficulties or role conflicts that may affect their performance in the nursing program, the College offers a referral service for students. Please see your academic advisor.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government Association (SGA) jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Students participate in shared governance through the Student Government Association (SGA). SGA officers are elected on both the Danville and Charleston Campuses.  All students are members of the SGA.  SGA provides several College-wide mechanisms for students to give input or to raise issues.  Students review and coordinate student government business, serve as ex-officio members on organizational committees. 

SGA also provides a mechanism for students to raise issues that may need to be aired in the form of the “Open Forum.”  SGA officers facilitate Open Forums to hear the students concerns.  The Director of Assessment attends the forum to gather data for program improvement.  Information from the forum is compiled and communicated to the faculty, staff, and other administrators. Feedback or action is reported to students at SGA meetings.

Students are further involved in improving the quality of the program through completion of the course and faculty evaluations, surveys (Noel-Levitz SSI and EBI Exit Survey), and through suggestion boxes on each campus.  Faculty and administration use student input toward curriculum development and course refinement, and institutional improvement.

All enrolled students are members of the Lakeview College of Nursing SGA and can participate as a member or an elected officer in the Student Government Association.  Please refer to Student Government By-Laws.

SGA officers must be full-time students in good standing.

Student Nurses Association of Illinois/National Student Nurses Association

All students are encouraged and have the opportunity to be active participants in SNAI/NSNA their nursing student association on a local, state, and national level. The College supports membership in the National Student Nurse Association, which is the professional organization for student nurses. LCN will pay the membership fee (one year) for each student enrolled in the N210 Foundations of Professional Practice.  In addition to meetings and local activities on each campus, students are encouraged to attend the State and National conventions and to serve as officers at all levels.  Please visit to learn more about membership benefits (leadership opportunities, awards and recognition, and scholarships).

Social Media Pages

Social Media Pages mshake Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:41

Students are encouraged to like/follow Lakeview’s pages and to share the links with family and friends who may have an interest in Lakeview happenings. Lakeview has a presence on the following social media sites:

Facebook –
Twitter –
LinkedIn –
Instagram –

These social media sites provide a platform for sharing information. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to use LCN’s Social Media Contribution Form if they have any events or announcements that they would like the College to share.


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

Lakeview uses Merit to celebrate student accomplishments and turn those achievements into a verified online profile – a Merit page – for every one of our students. These Merit pages are automatically updated by Lakeview when students make the dean’s list, earn academic awards, and more. Hundreds of colleges in the US use Merit to recognize and promote success via personalized Merit pages for their students.

Updates to Merit pages are also shared with a network of stakeholders that care deeply about each student’s success: their high school, their hometown media outlets, their parents, and friends via social networks. Updating these important audiences with personalized stories of helps Lakeview College of Nursing demonstrate the opportunities that are available.

Why is Merit important for students?

  • Merit helps people who make decisions about internships, grad school, and jobs find the “good stuff” about students and recognizes their accomplishments with badges that show that they’re authentic.
  • A Merit profile creates a positive online identity for post-graduation success.

What should students know?

Your Merit page is created and updated automatically – you don’t have to maintain it; the college does it for you!

You can, however, enhance and add to your page, if desired.  Merit allows students to customize their Merit page URL, add a profile photo, bio, and other activities and work experience. You can even include photos and videos to the activities you add to further demonstrate your involvement.

When you connect your Merit page to your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, you’ll ensure that your friends and family can also see and learn about the great opportunities you’re taking advantage of and being recognized for at Lakview. It’s an important way for you to be a part of our story and help us tell it.

What types of accomplishments will be included?

  • Enrollment
  • Graduation
  • Dean's List
  • Lakeview Scholarships
  • Lakeview Honor Society
  • Pinnacle Honor Society

Can other types of accomplishments be included?

  • Yes!  Please use the Contribution Form, http://lakeviewcol.meritpas./cntrribution/new, to submit your ideas for Merit recognition verified through Lakeview College of Nursing.
  • While we can only include certain official accomplishments through this process, students will have the ability to add other accomplishments to their profile. They will appear in a different part of the profile, under the heading "Added by student" to differentiate them from the LCN-approved achievements.
  • Involvement in on- or off-campus employment, and other achievements can be added by students.

What Else Can I Do With Merit?

In addition to enhancing their Merit pages and connecting them to social networks, students can and should include their Merit page URL on their resumes and share it with potential employers or graduate admissions counselors. Merit is a verified showcase of your accomplishments and a powerful way to show employers the success, skills, and expertise you have gained at Lakeview College of Nursing.

Can I opt-out of Merit?

Yes, you may opt-out one of two ways:

  1. Click the link at the bottom of the email notification you will receive once an achievement is granted.
  2. E-mail the Coordinator of Recruitment/Marketing,, with your request. 

Mailboxes on the Danville and Charleston Campuses

Mailboxes on the Danville and Charleston Campuses jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Students are assigned mailboxes by the Registrar's Office and are responsible for checking them for individual information and notices. The mailboxes are located in the student lounge of the Danville and Charleston Campuses.  Additional pamphlets and information may be found in a display rack. Any notices/information posted on bulletin boards must be approved by the Secretary.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

The College assumes no responsibility for personal property of students.  For information concerning misplaced property students may contact the Receptionist on the Danville Campus and/or Charleston Campus.

Smoking/Tobacco Policy

Smoking/Tobacco Policy jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Smoking and tobacco are prohibited in Lakeview College of Nursing buildings or on-premises.

Parking on the Danville and Charleston Campuses

Parking on the Danville and Charleston Campuses jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Danville and Charleston students enjoy free parking within the designated student parking lots.

Danville students are required to park in the parking lot northeast of the College. Additional free parking is available along Logan Avenue or Lincoln Park Avenue.  Students are not permitted to park in the lots directly adjacent to the east or south of the College. Cars parked in these areas may be ticketed and towed away at the student’s expense.

Charleston students are required to park in the parking lot directly east of the College.  Students are not permitted to park in the mall parking lot directly north of the College.  Cars parked in this area may be ticketed and towed at the student’s expense. 


Clinical Resources and Transportation

Clinical Resources and Transportation jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

It is the goal of the College to offer students the opportunity to work in a variety of hospitals, clinics, health care agencies, and communities as a part of their educational process. Some clinical placements may be arranged outside of the student's local community.  

Adequate coverage for car accident insurance must be maintained, and it is the personal responsibility of the student. Students are not permitted to transport patients, as faculty/staff are not permitted to transport students unless all passengers sign a waiver of College liability.

Cultural and Recreational Opportunities

Cultural and Recreational Opportunities jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Opportunities are available for students to attend activities related to the performing and fine arts in Danville, EIU, and the surrounding areas. Students are encouraged to participate in recreational activities of their choosing. Nearby community colleges and universities also offer various cultural and recreational activities. Student discounts may be available at various area facilities.

Food Service

Food Service jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Vending machines are easily accessible to students at both campuses. Students on the Danville Campus may use the hospital cafeteria located across the street. Students on the Charleston Campus have access to several food vendors in the area.

Student Acceptance of Gifts

Student Acceptance of Gifts jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

College policy prohibits the acceptance of gifts by faculty members and employees from enrolled students. College administration, faculty, and staff appreciate the thoughtfulness of students and the feelings of gratitude, which inspire the desire to give gifts to College personnel. The verbal or written expression of gratitude from students is appropriate instead of giving gifts. Additionally, acceptance of gifts by students from patients and/or their families is prohibited.



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

For a reference of off-campus housing options available to Lakeview College of Nursing students, please visit


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

All students admitted to Lakeview College of Nursing will be issued, at no charge, a photo identification badge. This identification badge must be worn at all times (class and clinical/lab). Students are required to protect their ID badge from any unauthorized use. Students must notify the Administrative Assistant to the Registrar immediately if their ID Badge is lost or stolen. Students will be charged for a replacement.  For further identification in clinical sites, students will also be required to sign SN-LCN after their name on the patient's charts.


Lakeview College of Nursing Honor Society

Lakeview College of Nursing Honor Society jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Membership in the LCN Honor Society is by invitation to baccalaureate students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship. Students who are in the last semester of the program, the upper third of their class and have a GPA of at least 3.25 may be inducted in the Honor Society.  Lakeview’s honor society is patterned from Sigma Theta Tau International.

Student Employment

Student Employment jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Students may seek off-campus employment opportunities. Many hospitals in the East Central Illinois Region employ Lakeview College of Nursing students in a variety of positions such as student interns, CNAs, or nurse techs. It is the responsibility of the hiring agency to provide a written job description and training for the position for which they have been hired. Students employed in an agency have the responsibility to engage in only those activities which fall within their job descriptions as nonprofessional workers (e.g., interns, aides, or techs). They have a responsibility to refuse to participate in activities they have not been legally licensed to perform (e.g., giving medications, assuming total responsibility for a group of patients).

Employed students should be aware that:

  1. the College of Nursing assumes no responsibility for their activities as employees of an agency;
  2. they are personally responsible and liable for any activity they participate in while employed;
  3. professional liability insurance purchased will be valid only in their student role, not in their employment role;
  4. individuals not licensed in the State of Illinois to practice professional nursing who engage in such practices are doing so illegally and may be prosecuted accordingly. Supervision by a licensed professional nurse does not provide protection or make such actions legal;
  5. individuals who practice illegally may jeopardize their future careers since persons who are convicted of violations of the Nurse Practice Act may not be eligible to write State Board examinations and subsequently to receive licensure.

Students may need to limit employment hours depending upon course load and level of achievement of educational objectives.

Career Planning & Placement

Career Planning & Placement jeff Mon, 09/30/2019 - 17:02

Students have multiple resources for career planning.  Career information is incorporated into the curriculum, and students have a variety of clinical experiences. A career fair is scheduled twice a year with research day.

Additionally, students may search for open positions through our website at


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

See our Covid-19 updates here:

Commencement ceremonies for both locations are held bi-annually at the end of the spring and fall semester in Danville, Illinois. A student registered to complete graduation requirements in the summer may participate in the commencement ceremony.  Students are welcome to invite as many guests as they like and tickets are not required. 

Announcements and other items for purchase

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A listing of graduation candidates and/or individual photos may be posted on the website and/or forwarded to the media each semester.  If a student does NOT wish for this graduation information to be published, they must opt-out of Merit.

Commencement Attire

The cost of the commencement attire is included in the graduation fee. This includes a custom LCN graduation gown, cap, and tassel. 

  • Honor Society Cord – Students who have been inducted into the academic honor society may wear honor society cords over graduation regalia.
  • Graduation Honor Stoles – Provided by Lakeview to select students who have met the graduation honor criteria.
  • Additional approved attire ordered from Herff Jones website.

Official graduation honors are calculated after grades are finalized and are included on students’ diplomas. Since commencement programs are printed prior to the end of the current term, honors listed in the program and recognized during the ceremony are based on the grade point average of one semester prior to graduation.  Students who meet the criteria following graduation will receive an honor stole when diplomas are released.  The diploma will also indicate the honors earned.

Please note:  Any other apparel must be approved by administration prior to graduation.

College Pins

Students will receive a Lakeview College of Nursing Pin.  The cost of the pin is included in the graduation fee.


Diploma covers will be distributed at commencement. Diplomas will be mailed approximately one month after commencement when an audit of the student's record is complete (all transfer credits are received and all Lakeview grades are posted). Students who received financial aid will be required to complete exit counseling before anything can be released.

Graduation Survey

A survey will be distributed to all potential graduates and must be completed and returned to the Director of Enrollment/Registrar at least 3 weeks prior to Commencement.   This survey information is used for publication as well as to provide information on each graduate to be read as they walk across the stage at the commencement ceremony.


All graduates are encouraged to participate in a pre-graduation individual photo.  This is included in the standard graduation fee.  Additional individual portraits will be available for purchase.

Other Photos will be taken the day of graduation.  A photographer will be on-site to take group photos.  Participation in this group photo serves as permission from the individual for LCN to post the photo to its website and/or forward it to the media. The College will provide a pinning photo and other graduation photos within approximately four to six weeks following the event.


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The Alumni Association offers membership to all graduates of Lakeview College of Nursing. The Association aims to foster unity and fellowship among students and graduates of the College and to facilitate its development. Members of the Association also provide assistance with various College activities. All students are encouraged to become active members of the Alumni Association upon graduating.