Welcome to West Coast University

Online or on-campus, we have a single purpose: the advancement of healthcare in the communities we serve, and around the world.

Our range of healthcare programs—from a bachelor's to a master's to doctorate level degrees—combined with our technologically advanced facilities are all designed to help you gain the knowledge, experience, and confidence you'll need to take on critical roles in today's healthcare environments. Plus, our online healthcare program environment is designed to support you and keep you connected.

As medical techniques and technology take impressive strides forward, West Coast University is committed to help prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals and leadership through academic excellence, fostering of a student-centric culture and investment in advanced campus facilities.

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What’s New at West Coast University?
WCU Graduate Spotlight: Keith Brar, RNSEPTEMBER 18, 2017

One of best ways to be a better nurse doesn’t involve skill but does take practice, according to West Coast University graduate Keith Brar. “Listen and try to understand your patients as best...

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Team WCU Takes to the Streets for CHOC Walk 2017SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

A hardy group of West Coast University staff, students, faculty and alumni took to the streets at the Happiest Place on Earth this August to raise money for Children's Hospital-Orange County. Team WCU...

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WCU-Dallas Ramping Up Hurricane Harvey Relief EffortsAUGUST 28, 2017

As Houston evacuees begin to flood into shelters around Texas, health care professionals like Stephanie Ayers will be there to greet them. Ayers, an assistant professor at West Coast University-Dallas...

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Recent Videos
WCU Graduate Spotlight: Alicia BanksAUGUST 8, 2017

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WCU PharmD - Sarian BanguraJULY 26, 2017

See what inspired Dr. Sarian Bangura, Assistant Professor for WCU's PharmD program to enter the field of Pharmacy.

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WCU PharmD - Anna KaribyanJULY 25, 2017

WCU Doctor of Pharmacy student, Anna Karibyan, explains why she chose WCU!

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A Simple Philosophy of Staying Ahead of the Curve.

Across our four Southern California university campuses, we offer undergraduate healthcare degrees in nursing and graduate degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy and health administration. Our Orange County university campus offers one of only six Bachelor of Science Degrees in Dental Hygiene in all of California. Our university campus in Dallas, Texas, as well as our newest campus in Miami, Florida offers undergraduate healthcare degrees in nursing.

We've structured our online healthcare degree programs to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals with coursework done online via our interactive virtual classroom. Each day, medical techniques and technology take impressive strides forward. And West Coast University is there—at the leading edge of the healthcare industry, helping prepare college graduates for a career they love that meets the needs of the community and demands of the market. We are able to stay ahead of the curve through our commitment to academic excellence, fostering of a student-centric culture and investment in advanced campus facilities.

Our goal is to help each college student grow professionally and personally, becoming highly skilled professionals and healthcare leaders. Along the way, we help provide a dynamic educational experience that we hope will be memorable and truly enjoyable. We look forward to meeting you!

Bringing Learning to Life
The Evolution of Quality Education

West Coast University is a place where technologically advanced simulation technology and hands-on experience bring real-world perspective to each part of our focused curriculum. So each new skill a college student masters is designed to help prepare him or her for a variety of challenges in the field.

Our faculty come from a wide range of medical backgrounds including nurse practitioners, dental hygienists, dentists, and healthcare professionals, all with strong connections to clinical sites, and dedication to student success.


Online Programs — Career-Focused Core Curriculum

WCU offers RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN, MHA and MPH programs online. We've structured our healthcare programs to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals with all coursework done online via our interactive virtual classroom.

In addition, as a college student you can make contacts with fellow professionals and WCU's Career Services Department is there to support you after graduation. This online format provides you the freedom to complete your coursework online with the benefits of going to an on ground campus.


Los Angeles Center for Graduate Studies

West Coast University's Center for Graduate Studies is in the heart of Los Angeles with views of Downtown LA and the historical Hollywood sign.

This modern building has been completely renovated with our graduate students in mind and is home to our Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Pharmacy programs. We’re dedicated to preparing our graduate students to work in realistic healthcare settings, which often means different healthcare professionals working together for comprehensive, patient-centered healthcare.


Jeb B. Egbert, EdD President and CEO, Academics and Chief Learning Officer

"From the moment you walk in the door, our goal is that you will feel at home. At home in a place where you're genuinely welcome. At home in a place that has everything you need to succeed- from labs to computers to simulation centers to libraries to support services. To achieve our goals, we are committed to recruiting the best faculty and the most dedicated support team members, and to providing the most beautiful and well-equipped campuses that exist anywhere."