Online Nursing, Healthcare, & Business Degrees

Your Education on Your Terms

  • Choose your pace – Most programs have Accelerated and Working Professional options available.
  • Build around your schedule – Enjoy the increased flexibility that comes with having no set class times.
  • Get support – We offer virtual learning tools and assistance to help you succeed in your online studies so you can achieve your goals!

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Our Online Programs: Find the Right Fit for You!

Start Dates Throughout the Year3

Is an Online Education for Me?

Online Programs Designed for Working Adults Who Want to Advance Their Education

At West Coast University, we know you have more going on in life than school – you may be a working professional, a parent, and/or a caregiver, which means you need a degree program that fits with your schedule. At WCU, we offer both Accelerated and Working Professional options, allowing you to earn your degree at your own pace.

With our interactive, online classes, you can learn anytime, anywhere. They’re enriched with mobile-friendly video content, audio books, simulations, adaptive quizzing, and on-the-go resources for remote learning.

WCU offers a wide range of degrees, from bachelor’s to doctorate degrees in various disciplines within nursing, health administration, public health, and business. We evaluate transfer credits for acceptance, and we also consider how your past professional experience could potentially be used toward your degree. Whether you’re looking to enter a new field or elevate your existing career, you can complete your degree online and start making a positive impact in your community.

Why Choose WCU?

With 24/7 online access, YOU decide when to complete your coursework. Build your school schedule around your life schedule.

WCU has competitive tuition with financial aid, grants, and scholarships for those who qualify.1 We also offer military discounts!

You’re not alone at WCU. We support you each step of the way with an admissions advisor, Student Success advisor, no-cost tutoring, lifelong career services,2 and more!

Our instructors and deans are credentialed professionals with real industry experience, and they know their students by name! Our faculty is here to help you succeed.

How Can I Afford My Online Degree?

It May Be Easier Than You Think

Cost shouldn’t stand in the way between you and your educational goals! In addition to our competitive tuition rates, there are also many opportunities for financial support, such as the following:4

  • Financial aid
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Employer tuition reimbursement
  • Cost savings from transferred credits
  • Reduced rates for military personnel

Our financial aid counselors and admissions advisors can help you determine what type of aid or assistance you may be able to use. We’re here to provide you with the guidance you need!

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I loved West Coast University and still do. I like the camaraderie and atmosphere of West Coast. The teachers were always available to give any outside help. They offered tutoring too. It was just helpful all the way around.5

Brittney Ayers, BSN, 2016 and current WCU FNP student

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WCU Is Accredited!

West Coast University is institutionally accredited by WSCUC, and our nursing programs are programmatically accredited by CCNE.††

Have Questions?

Pursuing your degree is a big choice. Fill out our form and one of our admissions advisors will contact you to answer any question you may have!

1 Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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

3 Online courses are eight weeks with six start dates throughout the year, except for the Master of Speech-Language Pathology (MSLP) program, which is 15 weeks with two start dates in the year; and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, which is eight weeks with three start dates in the year.

4 Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

5The opinion is the individual’s sole opinion and not necessarily representative of that of the school, any instructor or any other student.

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/

††The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate at West Coast University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (