West Coast University's largest campus celebrated one of the largest graduating cohorts this February as more than 100 WCU-Orange County bachelor of science in nursing graduates received their pins.
WCU-OC graduate John Torres said he chose to attend WCU because of the accelerated programs, there was no wait-list and because of the school's accreditation.
Fellow WCU-OC graduate Kimberly Tan said after the ceremony that her most influential teacher was Jill Ridens.
"She taught me that you can go any route in nursing you want," Tan said. "There isn't one way that's right, and another is wrong. You can always find yourself in another way."