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Lakeview College of Nursing

  • Danville, IL
  • Private
  • Small
  • 86%14%
    student ratio
  • 316
    total students
  • $13,120 | $13,120
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
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    fall application deadline
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    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Excellence in Nursing Education at Lakeview College of Nursing

Lakeview College of Nursing has been providing excellence in nursing education since 1894. The college, which is devoted solely to nursing education, offers flexible nursing curriculum tracks that prepare students for professional nursing practice.

In addition to rigorous coursework, the college offers curricula that include open lab sessions and peer-to-peer mentoring. It also provides a nurturing environment that enables students from diverse backgrounds to earn their nursing degrees and become excellent nurses. In fact, this transfer friendly nursing school has maintained a high graduation rate over the past several years.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program is a 4-year program that provides a liberal arts and sciences background. It prepares students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam, entry-level nursing jobs, and further study in master's and doctoral programs.

Its curriculum consists of 124 credits of preliminary coursework and nursing courses. Preliminary coursework, which includes 60 credit hours of general education and prerequisite courses, is completed at other institutions.

The nursing curriculum consists of several 64-credit tracks that allow students to earn their degrees at a pace that meets their needs. Students, complete preliminary coursework and receive admission into the program before choosing curriculum tracks.

Accelerated B.S.N. Track

The B.S.N. degree accelerated track can be completed in 16 months, including a summer session. Students do not need baccalaureate degrees to accelerate through the program.

Traditional B.S.N. Track

The traditional B.S.N. degree program consists of 21 months of study. It is possible for students to participate in a summer internship/externship with this option.

Paced Nursing Track

The paced B.S.N. track, which can be completed in 23 to 28 months, has fewer credit hours per semester than other tracks. This allows students who need a slower pace to be successful in the program.

L.P.N. to B.S.N. Nursing Track

The L.P.N. to B.S.N. track allows licensed practicing nurses of varying experience levels to earn B.S.N. degrees via the traditional, accelerated, or paced track. Exemptions, proficiencies, and portfolio options allow students to receive credit for previous education and skills.

R.N. to B.S.N. Nursing Track

Registered nurses (R.N.) who do not hold B.S.N. degrees may enroll in the R.N. to B.S.N. track. They also receive credit for previous education and skills.

Hands-on Education is a Key Component of Nursing Education

Lakeview College of Nursing offers students thorough clinical and hands-on education. For example, its nursing simulators provide life like lab experiences. The college also provides a wide-range of clinical experiences. Lakeview has partnerships with more than 175 clinical sites, including clinics, health agencies, and hospitals. Students complete over 700 clock hours of direct patient care.

As a result, students graduate fully prepared to deliver excellent patient care to adults, children, and families in diverse settings.

Expert Faculty Members

Faculty members at Lakeview College of Nursing are expert clinicians, outstanding teachers, and devoted mentors. All faculty members hold a Master¿s Degree in Nursing and several are working toward a doctorate degree in nursing. Additionally, many fculty members hold a certification in nursing education.

Personalized Attention at Lakeview College of Nursing

Lakeview College of Nursing has a population of approximately 300 students between its two locations. About 50 students are admitted to each location each fall and spring semester.

This small student population allows the college to strive for an 8 to 1 student to faculty member ratio in the clinical setting. In addition, the college's faculty and student success coordinator assists students throughout their programs.

This level of personalized attention ensures that students' academic needs, career goals, and circumstances are addressed. This increases the likelihood that they will successfully complete the nursing program.

Financial Aid at Lakeview College of Nursing

Students at Lakeview College of Nursing may qualify for financial aid in the form of federal grants, federal loans, and scholarships from private donors.

The college's Financial Aid Office provides information and counseling that helps students explore their financial options and receive comprehensive financial aid packages.

Robust Employment Opportunities for Nurses

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for registered nurses is projected to grow 26% (faster than average) through 2020. Furthermore, nurses are needed in a variety of settings including home healthcare, hospitals, nursing care facilities, out patient facilities, and physician offices. They also work in correctional facilities, military settings, schools, and summer camps.

This increased demand for highly-skilled nurses helps to position graduates of Lakeview College of Nursing to secure select jobs in the field.

Lakeview College of Nursing Locations

Lakeview College of Nursing has locations in Danville and Charleston, Illinois, in the Midwestern region of the United States.

Its Danville location provides all resources under 1 roof including technologically-advanced classrooms, a nursing arts laboratory, and a modern chemistry laboratory. Danville also has a learning resource center, state-of-the art computer lab, student lounge, and conference room, as well as faculty member and staff member offices and quiet study areas.

Lakeview's Charleston location offers new classrooms and nursing skills lab as well as a student lounge, conference room and faculty offices. The College¿s partnership with Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charleston, Illinois allows it to use additional resources at EIU such as the Booth Library, Student Recreation Center, and Student Union. Campus housing is also available through EIU.

Location & Contact

903 North Logan Avenue
Danville, IL 61832

Admissions Office

Phone: 217-709-0920
Fax: 217-709-0953

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled316
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      pre-admission exam
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$13,120
    • Out-of-state tuition *$13,120
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,920.00
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students316
    • Male Student Percentage14%
    • Female Student Percentage86%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.85%
    • Black or African American8.23%
    • White or Caucasian79.75%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian5.7%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.95%
    • Two or more races1.27%
    • Unknown1.27%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state StudentsNot Reported

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available No
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling No
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty45
    • Full-time Percentage44%
    • Part-time Percentage56%
    • Female Percentage89%
    • Male Percentage11%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 274 students to 28 faculty


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