Career-Focused Core Curriculum


The online programs at WCU cater to both the working professional and the full-time student. Our accredited online nursing and healthcare programs offer a complete online degree or certificate that includes interactive digital classrooms as well as scholarships and internships for eligible students.

The classes are taught by highly-qualified instructors with professional healthcare experience and extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry at various levels, including nursing, administration, leadership, and information technology. As you learn from them, you also receive dedicated support from our student support services which include a wide variety of resources, including networking and volunteer opportunities, career planning, one-on-one support from a designated Student Success Advisor, and a no-cost tutoring and writing center.

WCU is also institutionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)1 and all of our nursing degree programs are programmatically accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).2

Together, they support the comprehensive education that WCU has offered current and prospective healthcare professionals for over 100 years.

The West Coast University Advantage

WCU is 100% focused on healthcare education. We offer working professionals the convenience to earn an advanced degree online with support services available. WCU, a private university founded in 1909, has 4,000 students and campuses in Texas, California and Florida.

1WSCUC - 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001,
2CCNE - 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791,

The WCU online programs are offered through the Orange County, CA campus and may not be available to residents in all states. For Texas residents, the online nursing programs are offered through the WCU Dallas campus.

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