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Graduation Requirements

For graduates to be eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN), a student must satisfactorily:

  1. Complete the prescribed curriculum of 120 semester hours:
    1. Complete all the related general education College course requirements. (60 semester credit hours) with a minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    2. Complete all required nursing courses (60 semester credit hours) with a minimum GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of nursing coursework from Lakeview College of Nursing.
  3. Complete 20 hours of service throughout the curriculum. This service requirement will be implemented with students who start in the fall of 2018.
  4. Attend the NCLEX-RN review class offered by LCN in the last semester of coursework.

The responsibility for knowing and achieving the graduation requirements rest with the students.

Service Learning

Service Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a habit of critical reflection as they integrate professional values and leadership principles throughout their career. (Program Outcome 5)
  2. Incorporate an ethic of social and civic responsibility into their professional values and practice. (Program Outcome 4 & 5)
  3. Develop an understanding of the complex underlying issues impacting family, population, and community health needs. (Program Outcome 4)
  4. Develop their ability to work collaboratively in a variety of settings. (Program Outcome 1 & 7)
  5. Learn about diverse cultural perspectives and develop a respect for cultural differences (Program Outcome 6)
  6. Observe organizational and community decision-making styles and reflect on how these are utilized to promote health and wellness in communities. (Program Outcome 1)

Completion of 20 hours of service learning is a graduation requirement of Lakeview College of Nursing. The 20 hours of service learning will be completed throughout the student's time at Lakeview and must be fulfilled before graduating.

Five (5) hours are recommended to be completed each semester, totaling TWENTY (20) hours by graduation. There is a multitude of organizations that seek out volunteers to serve the community. A list is provided to students at new student orientation of organizations within the area that would serve as potential sites to complete these hours. All organizations require prior authorization to complete hours. Please contact the site before completing the hours to fulfill the site’s needs.

At the time of registration each semester, students will bring completed hours to their advisor. Proof of completed hours should be documented on the Service Learning Form located on the LCN website with the signature and contact information of the site. If a student wishes to complete service hours at a different location than the pre-approved list, the student will have to contact their advisor for approval first. 


Standardized Nursing Assessment Testing for Graduation
A passing score on the standardized nursing assessment test, ATI Comprehensive Predictor, is required. The minimum required score on ATI Comprehensive Predictor will indicate that the graduate is 95% likely to pass the NCLEX-RN and is based on national norms. The assessment test is given before commencement.  If a student does not meet the minimum required score on the ATI Comprehensive Predictor on the first attempt, the student will be required to complete the Virtual ATI (VATI). When the VATI nurse educator determines that the student has achieved the benchmark score or a "green light" from VATI indicating a high likelihood of success on the NCLEX, the student's name will be released to the state, and the student will be allowed to take the NCLEX-RN.

If the passing score is not attained, then the student must complete a virtual remediation program before the student's name will be released to allow the student to register for the NCLEX-RN.