2016 Community Stories

WCU PharmD Students Help Los Angeles 'Vote and Vax'
12/18/2016

Thanks to the efforts of West Coast University's School of Pharmacy, Hollywood residents could elect to get a flu shot while casting their ballot on Election Day... Read more

MSOT Faculty Lead Volunteer Team for Gardening Project at Women’s Shelter
12/05/2016

West Coast University Master’s in Occupational Therapy assistant faculty members Krikor Sarafian and Lauren Diaz led a group of students volunteering at a... Read more

WCU Students Volunteer at Special Olympics Fall Games 2016
12/05/2016

More than 60 West Coast University students from a variety of programs recently volunteered at the Special Olympics Southern California Fall Games 2016. WCU students... Read more

West Coast University Hits Its Stride at CHOC Walk 2016
11/17/2016

More than 100 West Coast University associates and faculty participated in the 26th annual “CHOC Walk in the Park” at the Disneyland Resort this... Read more

WCU Veterans Spotlight 2016: What Being a Veteran Means to Me
11/11/2016

Many of our West Coast University faculty, associates, students and graduates have served in our United States Military. This Veteran's Day 2016, we wanted to thank... Read more

WCU-Miami Students Step Up to Help Miami's Homeless Veteran Population at October ‘Stand Down’ Event
11/11/2016

West Coast University-Miami public health students were recently invited to assist the community and homeless veteran population of Miami-Dade County at a local... Read more

WCU School of Pharmacy Preceptor Appreciation Event
11/01/2016

Contemporary Forums partnered with West Coast University’s School of Pharmacy to support the second WCU Preceptor Appreciation and Professional Development... Read more

West Coast University Pledges $1.5 Million To Miami Children's Health Foundation To Support Nursing Education At Nicklaus Children's Hospital
10/21/2016

MIAMI, Oct. 21, 2016 -- Miami Children's Health Foundation is proud to receive a $1.5 million pledge from West Coast University in support of nursing... Read more

'Ryan's Case for Smiles' Had WCU-Ontario In Stitches
08/08/2016

An extended hospital stay can be a terrifying and traumatic experience for a child and their family. That’s why volunteers at West Coast University-Ontario... Read more

WCU Faculty Spotlight: Dania Puentes, MSN, RN
07/11/2016

Dania Puentes' love of pediatrics will never get old. Puentes first started nursing in 2006, working in the emergency room at Nicklaus Children's... Read more

Mohammed A. Islam Named Assistant Dean for WCU’s School of Pharmacy
07/05/2016

Mohammed A. Islam, RPh, PhD, recently was named West Coast University School of Pharmacy’s assistant dean for Academic Affairs. In this new role, he reports... Read more

Girl Scouts Get Nursing Lessons from WCU-Ontario Students
06/20/2016

On May 20, West Coast University-Ontario’s California Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) organization and nursing students helped local Girl Scouts earn... Read more

Scott Tjaden Named WCU-Dallas Executive Director
06/01/2016

West Coast University welcomes Dr. Scott Tjaden as the new executive director for its Dallas campus. Dr. Tjaden — the “t” is silent —... Read more

WCU Faculty Named Regional Finalist for Nurse.com Excellence Award
05/21/2016

It’s Margaret Santandrea’s time to shine. West Coast University’s NCLEX success manager in Orange County recently was named a 2016 West Region... Read more

Celebrate Nurses Week 2016
05/09/2016

National Nurses Week is May 6-12 and we at West Coast University wanted to take a moment to thank our nursing students, nursing faculty and associates and our community... Read more

Reza Taheri Named Dean of WCU's PharmD Program
05/02/2016

Dr. Reza Taheri recently was named dean of West Coast University’s Doctorate of Pharmacy program. Dr. Taheri is one of the founding faculty members of the... Read more

Clinical Partner Spotlight: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
04/25/2016

Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Jackie Gonzalez won't say nurses at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, FL are the best in the nation, but that doesn't mean she is... Read more

Nam Dinh University Students Tour WCU-Dallas Campus
04/12/2016

Sometimes you don't need to travel to have an international experience. This April, eight graduate nursing students from Nam Dinh University in Vietnam visited... Read more

WCU-Miami Students Pass Disaster Drill With Flying Colors
03/09/2016

While West Coast University students have access to some very sophisticated equipment, most sim labs don’t have helicopters. “Some of our disaster... Read more

WCU-OC Opens Doors Wide for Smile Camp 2016
03/04/2016

For the fifth year in a row, West Coast University-Orange County's Dental Hygiene clinic celebrated Children's Dental Health Awareness month in February with... Read more

WCU Dallas Simulation Expert Discusses Importance of Simulation Learning
02/22/2016

Vivian Gamblian, RN, MSN, CHSE, is the Simulation Center manager at West Coast University-Dallas. She joined WCU in 2015 and has a wealth of experience and... Read more

WCU-Miami Honors Local Nurses With DAISY Awards 
02/09/2016

Westchester General Hospital kicked off the new year with a new way to recognize their outstanding nurses. In partnership with West Coast University, the hospital... Read more

WCU-Ontario's Dean Lerner Picked for 'Price is Right'
02/09/2016

"Bart Lerner, come on down!" And with those words, West Coast University-Ontario Academic Dean Bart Lerner became the next contestant on "The Price is Right." "I’ve... Read more

WCU Faculty Spotlight: Stephanie Ayers
01/26/2016

When disasters occur in the Southwest United States, Stephanie Ayers and one of her service dogs are often among the first responders.“We have to be invited... Read more

West Coast University-Ontario Faculty Named Item Writer for NCLEX
01/26/2016

West Coast University has a second faculty member who was named a writer for the NCLEX exam.Melodee M. McConnell, MSN-Ed, RN, has been with WCU-Ontario since 2011... Read more

Third WCU Faculty Member Designated Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator
01/19/2016

Congratulations to West Coast University-Orange County instructor Eva Artates, who in December passed her Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) exam,... Read more

West Coast University-Dallas Faculty Conducts Research to Help Student Outcomes During Simulation
01/11/2016

A team of West Coast University-Dallas faculty recently conducted research to help decrease student medication administration errors during Simulation... Read more