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Tuition and Fees

Nursing education is a future investment, resulting in higher earning potential and greater career choices. Lakeview College of Nursing actively works to keep costs down while maintaining high standards.


$480 Per Credit Hour (part-time or full-time) Regardless of Residence or enrollment status [Cost Range for 1-17 hrs. = $480 - $8,160 per semester]

Course Fees1

$75 Per Credit Hour* [Cost Range for 1-17 hrs. = $75 - $1,275 per semester]

Testing Fee2 $160 per course
Lab Equipment Fee for N311, N312 and N321 $50 for each course
Clinical Fee3 $10 per clinical course
Graduation Fee $185

Proficiency Examination Fee

$100 for Each Test

Portfolio Fee

$100 per Credit Hour

Audit Fee $50 per Credit Hour
Late Registration Fee $50
Late Payment Fee $50
Returned Check Fee $30
Lost of Misplaced Clinical ID Badge $25
Lost or Misplaced Key Fob $25
Parking Free

1Course Fees: Orientation, Technology, Simulation, Library, Student Activity Fee, Assessment, Health Record Maintenance, Student Malpractice Insurance, Facilities

2Testing Fee: ATI Nursing Education [Standardized Testing, Comprehensive Predictor, NCLEX-RN Live Review, Skills Modules, Video Case Studies, Drug Guide]

3Clinical Fee: Clinical Placement

Student Insurance: Lakeview strongly encourages all students to carry health insurance that meets Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement. Resources - For more information on some possible health care plans view below:




Other Expenses

Semester I (Courses 311, 312, 313, 314)


Includes: Books ($963)

Scrub Uniforms, White Coat, Shoes, Penlight, Watch with a second hand, Bandage scissors, Stethoscope, Blood Pressure Cuff with Sphygmomanometer ($350)

Electronic device ($700) [Laptop - see required specs]

Semester 2 (Courses 321, 322, 323, 324)


Includes: Books

Semester 3 (Courses 431, 432, 433, 434)


Includes: Books

Semester 4 (Courses 441, 442, 443, 444)


Includes: Books ($203)

Nursing License Costs: (approximate costs)
NCLEX-RN Exam Registration ($200), Illinois Nursing License ($107), Fingerprinting ($65)

Travel to Clinical Sites (clinical sites are generally within a 70-mile one-way radius from the College)

Optional Expenses (approximate costs)

Oto-Opthalmascope                                                                                                                                                                                $275
ACLS Certification  (cost set by private vendor; offered during semester 4)                                                                                              $150
PALS Certification (cost set by private vendor; offered during semester 4)                                                                                                $150


Please Note:

Books, equipment, etc. may be purchased at:

  • Follett Bookstore at Danville Area Community College - 217-443-8759 
  • Eastern Illinois University Union Bookstore - 217-581-5821
  • Other vendors, such as Amazon or Lippincott.

Uniforms: Students will need to purchase uniforms through Star Uniform https://www.star-uniform.com
Patches: Students will need to purchase a minimum of two patches, $5.00/each. One patch for the scrub-top - sewn on the upper left chest and one patch for the lab coat- sewn on the upper left sleeve. See pictures for proper placements. Patches are available at the College.

Uniform /Uniform

Charleston Location Students

Charleston Students under former LCN/EIU agreement
Students enrolled at the Charleston location can take advantage of Eastern Illinois University Student Services. Students must sign-up for the services by the fifth day of the semester. Please complete the form and return it as designated. EIU will create a PAWS account for the student.

Students also have the opportunity to waive or enroll in EIU Student Health Insurance.

Access the EIU PAWS account at http://www.eiu.edu/paws or contact 217-581-6605 to make payment.

EIU Student Fees & Health Insurance

· Student Fees - Charleston students who elect to enroll for EIU services will be charged a flat fee of $450.00 each semester for EIU services (recreation center, computer labs, library, health services, union center, campus improvement, etc.) You must notify EIU of your election to receive services within five (5) calendar days of the start of each semester and make full payment of the account balance at that time.
· Health Insurance Fee – all inquiries related to EIU Student Insurance should be directed to the EIU Student Insurance Officer by calling 217-581-5290. The deadline to waive or enroll in the EIU Health Insurance Fee is:
Fall Term 2022 - August 26, 2022
Spring Term 2023 - January 23, 2023
Summer Term 2023 - May 23, 2023