Palmdale Regional & WCU Partnership

Education Benefits for Palmdale Regional Medical Center Employees

With more than 100 years in education, 6 campus locations across the nation, and online programs1 built for working students, West Coast University is dedicated to helping prepare the next generation of nursing, healthcare, and business professionals.

  • Potential cost savings
  • No application fee
  • Complimentary transcript request and evaluation
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Distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.

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The Partnership: What You Get

Educational and Self-Development Opportunities
WCU will partner with you to find the degree or certificate program that meets your needs, helping you sharpen your skills as a working healthcare professional.

Tuition Reductions and Grants
As a Palmdale Regional employee, you can take advantage of the Health Services Partner Grant, which covers up to 10% of your tuition when you enroll in an online program.2

Cohort Savings
There’s power in numbers! When three or more students from Palmdale Regional enroll for the same start date, the Health Services Partner Grant may cover up to 15% of tuition.3

Experienced Faculty Practitioners
As a WCU student, you will learn from knowledgeable faculty who bring their own experiences to the classroom, allowing you to learn about real-world challenges and opportunities.

Why Choose West Coast University?

Online and on-campus programs

Accelerated and Working Professional paces available for most programs

One-on-one support through Career Services, Financial Aid, and more4 5

Multiple starts per year

Accredited by WASC and CCNE6

WCU Programs Offered

West Coast University offers degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of nursing, healthcare, and business.

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1 WCU distance education programs are delivered out of the California and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.

2 Grant amounts vary but will not exceed 10% of tuition charges each term. To learn more about this grant, please click here.

3 Grant amounts vary and will not exceed 15% if three or more students from the same Health Services Partner enroll together for the same start term. For additional information and eligibility requirements, please click here.

4 WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

5 Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

6 West Coast University is accredited by WASC Senior College of University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402 Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001 / West Coast University is institutionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001,

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at West Coast University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.  655 K Street, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 877-6791 (