West Coast University - Texas

Explore our modern, Dallas-area campus. From our study areas to our simulation labs, everything is designed for the needs of today’s students.

Innovative Teaching Techniques Lead to Innovative Care

If you’re looking for a healthcare program or nursing school in the Dallas area, look no further than our West Coast University-Texas campus.

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#1 Best Colleges for Nursing in America

#1 Best Colleges for Nursing in Texas

#1 Best Value Colleges in Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Voted as a best Nursing School by The College Application

Voted as a best Nursing School by The College Application

Best in DFW People's Choice

WCU is a gold award recipient in the Education category in the Dallas Morning News!

Best College or University in the Best of Dallas 2023 Readers’ Poll hosted by the Dallas Observer

WCU - Texas Nursing and Healthcare Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Next Start Date: April 1st

Program Length: 39 Months

Credits: 120

LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Next Start Date: April 1st

Program Length: 34 Months

Credits: 120

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Next Start Date: April 1st

Program Length: 29 Months

Credits: 60

Master of Physician Assistant

Next Start Date: April 22nd

Program Length: 24 Months

Credits: 117

WCU’s Healthcare and Nursing Courses

From foundational knowledge to specialized areas of study, our healthcare and nursing courses
are designed to provide students with a holistic education. WCU emphasizes hands-on learning to help students gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in their healthcare careers.

Browse our course catalog to learn more about the healthcare and nursing courses we offer at WCU – Texas.

A Campus Built For You

Our WCU-Texas campus is built for today’s student interested in degrees in nursing, physician assistant studies, or clinical mental health counseling. With 136,000 square feet of innovative learning space, you can study in modern classrooms, practice in simulation labs equipped with industry-current technology and high-fidelity manikins, and even grab a quick bite at our on-site café.

West Coast University Career Services will help students work towards their career goals while they are still completing their program.

Students in our physician assistant, clinical mental health counseling, and nursing programs have access to a range of tools for hands-on learning as they pursue their healthcare or nursing degree. If you want a place to quietly study or hold a group study session, the campus has a variety of study spaces–both indoor and outdoor! The location also offers easy access Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) rail and bus services.

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Why Choose West Coast University - Texas?

Our Dallas-area campus was designed to keep up with the needs of the next generation of nurses and healthcare professionals.

Texas Campus

  • 136,000 square feet with spacious study areas
  • On-site café with multiple food options
  • Indoor atrium space designed to provide quick access to different departments and nursing school / healthcare program resources
  • Classrooms and science labs designed for active learning
  • Simulation center and skills lab with advanced technology, including high-fidelity manikins
  • Interactive learning tools, including virtual reality dissection tables

Texas Campus

Texas Campus

Designed for Student Success

Every detail of the campus is designed to create a rich experience that stimulates the college student’s healthcare education and supports academic excellence.

Campus Culture

Join a diverse community of passionate, dedicated individuals pursuing healthcare degrees in the Dallas area.


With a culture that feels like a family, you will have all the support you need to be the best you can be. Join a study group to learn from your classmates or get some guidance through peer tutoring sessions. WCU’s class sizes grant you the opportunity to get to know your professors and get insight into the healthcare industry. Find a Texas nursing school or healthcare program with a tight-knit community that helps you build on your strengths and reach your academic goals.

WCU students hail from Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Plano, Arlington, Fort Worth, and many other amazing cities in Texas and across the U.S.

Our Location

West Coast University
2323 N. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 453-4533