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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

WCU's BSN programs give you the hands-on experience and support you need to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree. Our student-centric learning approach sets you up for success.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs

At West Coast University, every part of our BSN program is designed with our students’ needs in mind. This includes creating a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program for those who are seeking to become a registered nurse (RN). WCU’s student-centric approach means you get one-on-one support every step of the way, from no-cost tutoring to Student Success advisors. We are continuously pursuing more effective and innovative ways to make a BSN degree accessible to students who have the passion to make a difference in their communities.

<p><strong>Simulation Labs</strong></p>
<p>Work through real-life scenarios in our technologically advanced simulation labs, equipped with high-fidelity manikins that cry, sweat, and react like real patients.</p>

Simulation Labs

Work through real-life scenarios in our technologically advanced simulation labs, equipped with high-fidelity manikins that cry, sweat, and react like real patients.

<p><strong>Clinical Support</strong></p>
<p>With a diverse range of clinical partners, our clinical advisors can help you find a local placement that aligns with your interests.</p>

Clinical Support

With a diverse range of clinical partners, our clinical advisors can help you find a local placement that aligns with your interests.

<p><strong>NCLEX Preparation</strong></p>
<p>Get individualized support as you prepare for your licensure examination to become a registered nurse (RN).</p>

NCLEX Preparation

Get individualized support as you prepare for your licensure examination to become a registered nurse (RN).

<p><strong>One-on-One Support</strong></p>
<p>Receive personalized attention and support from the moment you step onto campus, to beyond graduation.</p>

One-on-One Support

Receive personalized attention and support from the moment you step onto campus, to beyond graduation.

Student Life at WCU

Join a diverse community of passionate, dedicated individuals at WCU.  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 community that helps you build on your strengths and reach your academic goals.

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Our BSN degree is offered at these campuses

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Los Angeles
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Miami

At West Coast University-Miami, every part of our program is designed with our students’ needs in mind.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Ontario
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Orange County
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Texas

At West Coast University-Texas, every part of our program is designed with our students’ needs in mind.

Additional Information about the BSN Program

West Coast University works diligently to stay at the forefront of the health care industry. By embracing a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success, we deliver healthcare education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability. This dedication helps graduates from our nursing program to gain the competencies they need to be successful in the nursing profession.

WEST COAST UNIVERSITY BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Choose when to begin with multiple starts per year
  • Gain real-life, hands-on experience in the dynamic Simulation Center
  • Lifetime career planning advice, resume writing guidance and interview preparation
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify

West Coast University supports its BSN students beyond the last day of class. We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their nursing careers. Through our Career Services Department, we provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our students and graduates.

At WCU, our goal is to build both the skills and confidence required in the nursing field. Practice using high-fidelity manikins that cry, sweat, and react like real patients. Coupled with hands-on clinical experiences, our simulations give students the opportunity to master foundational skills and graduate with confidence.

Our BSN students experience a range of patient care situations from routine to emergency. During simulation sessions, each student practices the functions of a Registered Nurse, independently. The Simulation labs at West Coast University use a full range of scenarios at all levels of the core nursing program:

  • Medical and Surgical Units
  • Pediatrics
  • Maternity/OB
  • Mental Health

WCU is dedicated to building long-term clinical relationships and hospital affiliations that offer students a world of options and meaningful clinical experiences.

Clinical faculty provide support by facilitating preference selection, helping with compliance tracking, and assist with clinical site placement.

Students who qualify may gain public health experience in a global setting with our international education program.

Passing the licensure exam is an essential milestone for all nurses. That’s why WCU helps prepare you every step of the way.

  • One-on-one support from NCLEX advisors
  • NCLEX bootcamps
  • No-cost tutoring
  • Access to a virtual library of educational books and videos
  • Green Light program

The BSN program focuses on the preparation of nurses who are life-long learners and critical thinkers, and upon completion of the program, will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination to become a Registered Nurse.

A total of 120 semester credits are required to earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN), including the completion of general education courses, lower and upper division didactic theory courses, and clinical experience.

Program Requirements and Curriculum

How Much Does the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Cost?

We know school is a substantial commitment. At WCU, we want to equip you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your future. For a breakdown of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing costs, visit the program page for the campus you wish to attend.

We offer several Bachelor of Science in Nursing financial aid options — including scholarships, grants, and loan access — to help support you through your studies. For more information about your financial support options, visit our financial aid page.

If you are considering getting your Bachelor of Science in Nursing – we invite you to attend an Information Session.

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WCU Simulation Lab

FAQs
How long does it take to complete the BSN program?

WCU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree can be earned in 8 semesters. A total of 120 semester credits are required to complete the BSN program.

Can you get a BSN if you already have a Bachelor's?

WCU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed for those seeking to become a registered nurse (RN) regardless of the undergraduate degree they currently hold.

What masters degree can you get with a BSN?

WCU offers a variety of masters degree programs for those with a BSN degree. You have the option to pursue an MSN degree (Master of Science in Nursing) through any of our specialized MSN programs. You could also earn a Business or Healthcare masters degree such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) online degree or Master of Health Administration (MHA) online degree.

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WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the University has moved some of the on-ground courses into a distance education modality. However, as soon as the COVID-19 circumstances change, students will be expected to return on campus to complete their program onsite in the regular learning modality as approved by WSCUC and outlined in the university catalog.