Applicants for the LVN to BSN program must:
- Submit a completed WCU application for admissions;
- Participate in an admissions interview arranged by a University Admissions Advisor;
- Submit WCU approved documentation of high school graduation or equivalent; (Please Note: Foreign high school diplomas/credentials or their equivalent must have an official evaluation performed by an approved organization)
- Complete an enrollment agreement (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age);
- Meet program specific entrance requirements;
- Submit all postsecondary transcripts:
- Applicants with 18 or more postsecondary credits, from institution recognized by an accreditation body approved by the U.S. Department of Education, will be evaluated on their cumulative grade point average.
- Applicants with fewer than 18 postsecondary credits, from institution recognized by an accreditation body approved by the U.S. Department of Education will be
evaluated based on their high school cumulative grade point average.
- Applicants to the LVN-BSN program must provide proof of current unobstructed licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).
- Must achieve an acceptable composite score based on entrance examination and cumulative GPA requirements defined as follows:
- Applicants with a composite score of 8 or above will be admitted to the university
- Applicants with a composite score of between 2 to 7 will be conditionally admitted to the university.
- Students who are conditionally admitted must achieve a composite score of 58.7% on the TEAS V examination to be allowed entrance into Nursing (NURS) core courses. Students who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to register for NURS courses and will be dismissed from the university.
- Applicants with a composite score of 1 or below will be denied admissions to the university.
- Any applicant with an entrance examination score or Cumulative GPA requirement below the requirement noted in the tables below will be denied admissions.
- Submit all postsecondary transcripts:
|2 to 7||Admitted with Conditios|
|A student scoring less than a 76 on the HESI or with a GPA of less than a 2.0 will be denied admission to the University.|
|Entrance Exam-Point Value:|
|ACT||SAT Old||SAT New||TEAS V||HESI||Point Value|
|Admissions Denied Below Point|
Applicants will have a maximum of two attempts to successfully pass the HESI admissions exam. If an applicant does not pass the admissions exam after two attempts, he or she must wait a period of six (6) months to retest and must provide proof of remediation. WCU only collects Verbal and Quantitative scores for SAT and ACT. HESI exam scores must be within 3 years of enrollment date. TEAS exam scores must be within 1 year of enrollment date.
|Cuulative GPA - Point Value|
|Admissions Denied Below 2.0|
Effective for all students applying for admission to the LVN-BSN and BSN programs with a potential start date of the Spring II Term (April 5, 2015) and thereafter, the following requirements apply:
All applicants are required to submit all official postsecondary transcripts by the first day of the term in order to be admitted to the university.
Applicants who submit their unofficial transcripts prior to the first day of the term may be conditionally admitted and must submit all official transcripts by the end of the first term of instruction.
If official transcripts are not received by this stated deadline or if the official transcripts are submitted and it is found that the student did not meet the academic performance requirements as was demonstrated on the unofficial transcripts, the individual would be dismissed, all state and federal Title IV funds will be returned and the student would be financially responsible for all tuition charges incurred.
An applicant whose transcripts are unavailable (including foreign applicants without a grade point average, or individuals with a high school equivalency) will receive a 3-point value toward program admission, similar to an individual with a 2.25 cumulative grade point average.
Transfer credit will not be awarded based on unofficial transcripts and all students will be scheduled for their first semester of courses based on unofficial transfer credit review. Financial packaging will be estimated without transfer credit unless/until official transcripts are received and evaluated during the payment period or period of enrollment.
Must be 18 years of age prior to clinical rotations.
LVN to RN 30 Unit Option
In addition to the 120 Unit LVN to BSN program, West Coast University offers a 30 unit option for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). Students considering taking the 30 unit option will take Physiology, Microbiology, and selected pre-licensure nursing courses. Students who choose the 30 unit option will not receive a certificate or degree from West Coast University and are not considered a graduate of the University. Students interested in the 30 unit option must declare this option prior to enrolling in the WCU LVN to BSN program. Once students have enrolled and have started the WCU LVN to BSN program, the 30 unit option is not available. Financial aid is not available for students choosing the 30 unit option since this is not an option leading to a degree.
Students who successfully complete the LVN to RN 30 Unit Option will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination.