Serious about Nursing
Serious about Nursing?
Campus Programs Available Online – Schedule a Virtual Information Session!
Online Health Care Programs
Online Healthcare Programs!
Earn your degree in as little as 12 months

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Serious about Nursing
Serious about Nursing?
Campus Programs Available Online – Schedule a Virtual Information Session!

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We make healthcare the priority
School of Pharmacy
Receives Full Accreditation!

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Confidence to earn your BS in Dental Hygiene
What's behind that smile?
Confidence to earn your BS in Dental Hygiene

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West Coast University has developed a COVID-19 resource page.

The health and safety of our students and associates at WCU is our top priority. Our safety and security team are in daily contact with local health agencies and are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely. Click here for the latest news and information.

Click here to learn more about the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students

Welcome to West Coast Universitywith On Campus and Online
Healthcare Degrees

In our online or on-campus healthcare degree programs, we have a single purpose: the advancement of healthcare in the communities we serve, and around the world.

Our range of health care 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 degree 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 helping prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals and leaders 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?
Coronavirus Pandemic No Match for WCU Alum’s Goal of Becoming a NurseJUNE 30, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic No Match for WCU Alum’s Goal of Becoming a Nurse

Just as Diana Garcia was about to become a nurse, the world started shutting down due to the coronavirus. First, her preceptorship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was canceled. Next, the exit...

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Early Nursing Lessons Still Play Part in Healthcare’s Role During COVID-19 PandemicJUNE 24, 2020
Early Nursing Lessons Still Play Part in Healthcare’s Role During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the incredible medical and technological innovations of the past 100 years, some of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are decidedly low-tech, according to West Coast University public...

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WCU Professor Uses Past Pandemics To Teach About COVID-19JUNE 23, 2020
WCU Professor Uses Past Pandemics To Teach About COVID-19

Created by a “novel” or new virus, the COVID-19 pandemic is both a unique situation for today’s healthcare workers but also one that echoes previous global events. Past lessons For more...

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Recent Videos
A Walk Through the Left Side of the HeartJUNE 3, 2020
A Walk Through the Left Side of the Heart

This video will visualize blood flow through the left side of the heart, beginning at the lungs! We will take a closer look at the Bicuspid Valve, Chordae Tendinae, ...

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The Lower Respiratory TractJUNE 3, 2020
The Lower Respiratory Tract

This video will continue the journey through the lower respiratory tract, following air as it travels deeper and deeper into lung tissue. Starting at the Larynx, you ...

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Blood Flow Through the Heart – A WalkthroughJUNE 3, 2020
Blood Flow Through the Heart – A Walkthrough

This video will combine everything together that we learned about in “A Walk Through the Right Side of the Heart” and “A Walk Through the Left Side of the ...

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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, and 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 and nursing degrees.

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 healthcare 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!

West Coast University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

 WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Our Philosophy
Bringing Learning to Life
The Evolution of Quality Education

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

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Online Programs — Career-Focused Core Curriculum

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 health care 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 a physical campus.

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Los Angeles Center for Graduate Studies

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.

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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.”

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