Our “student-centric” philosophy offers you several advantages:
- Multiple starts throughout the year—without wait lists or secondary applications.3
- Where you earn your degree matters—WCU’s BSN program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. WCU is regionally accredited by WASC and the University’s nursing program is accredited by CCNE.
- Over 100 years of education experience in California. Now with our first campus in Miami, WCU continues to make the education and advancement of nurses our priority.
- Gain real-life experience in our dynamic Simulation Center—from routine events to crisis situations—learn the “nursing process” and enhance your critical thinking skills.
- Graduate in as little as 39 months. Our concentrated curriculum will help you stay on track with your career goals.
- Ongoing career support with Contemporary Forums. Our graduates enjoy generous discounts and other benefits for continuing education—it’s just another way we help you build your career.
- Ask about available scholarships—accepting applications for both merit-based and needs-based scholarships—see what you might qualify for.
Want to help your community? At WCU, you can make an impact right away.
West Coast University offers a variety of ways for BSN students to make a difference in the community, while they learn. From participating in community health events, to providing aid to patients at home and abroad—you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference from day one.
Learn more about WCU community support at our philanthropic website, weststand4health.com.
Support Beyond Graduation
West Coast University supports its students beyond the last day of class. We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers.
Through our Career Service Department, we provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our students and graduates. We partner with industry professionals and enhance the prospects for securing employment and obtaining professional success.
Since healthcare professionals are life-long learners, WCU assists its graduates by providing them ongoing discounted CEs through a complimentary membership to our partner company, Contemporary Forums.
Challenge/Advanced Placement for Military Personnel
Individuals who have held Military Health Care Training may be eligible to receive credit for previous education training.
Learn more about Challenge Credit
Nursing Challenge Exam Additional Requirements
1Florida Center for Nursing: Demand for Nurses in Florida, January 2016. https://www.flcenterfornursing.org/FL-ActionCoalition/FocusAreas/EducationActionTeam.asp
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm (visited December 09, 2016).
3 Students that have been conditionally accepted will be required to meet all admission requirements in order to advance into Nursing core courses. All students must progress normally and successfully pass their courses in order to advance into Nursing core courses. Students should review their program specific requirements located in the University Catalog for more information.