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LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Orange County

Earning your BSN degree in Orange County can help open the door to new nursing opportunities.

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LVN to BSN Program in Orange County Highlights

<p>Advance your degree from an LVN to a BSN in as few as 34 months at the accelerated program pace.</p>

Advance your degree from an LVN to a BSN in as few as 34 months at the accelerated program pace.

<p>Practice in technologically advanced skills and simulations labs to help master your skills and build confidence before you start your career</p>

Practice in technologically advanced skills and simulations labs to help master your skills and build confidence before you start your career

<p>Make an immediate impact once you become a nurse with clinical experiences </p>

Make an immediate impact once you become a nurse with clinical experiences 

<p>Get help preparing for your licensure exam with tutoring and one-on-one counseling</p>

Get help preparing for your licensure exam with tutoring and one-on-one counseling

<p>All prerequisites are included in the program</p>

All prerequisites are included in the program

<p>West Coast University is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and its nursing programs are programmatically accredited by CCNE</p>

West Coast University is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and its nursing programs are programmatically accredited by CCNE

Student Life at WCU - Orange County

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. With small classroom sizes, you’ll have 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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Additional Information About our LVN to BSN in Orange County

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 LVN to BSN Orange County 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 LVN to BSN Orange County 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. Click here for more information on 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 LVN to BSN in Orange County 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.

The LVN to BSN in Orange County program is a specialized program of study designed specifically for LVN Nurses. 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 Orange County LVN to 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.

Our goal is to give you a clear understanding of Orange County LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing tuition costs so you can be well-informed as you navigate the application and enrollment process. To assist you in your decision, we provide a breakdown below of the LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program costs in Orange County at West Coast University.

We offer several 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.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Total Program Credits 120
Program Length (Full-Time)
 8 semesters
Full-Time Status (12 to 18 credits) $17,371
3/4-Time Status (9 to 11 credits) $14,480
1/2-Time Status (6 to 8 credits) $11,241
Less than 1/2-Time Status (under 6 credits) (per credit) $1,928
Total Tuition Costs (Full-Time) $138,968 
Registration Fee (refundable) $75
STRF Fee(non-refundable) $370
Estimated Total Book Costs2 $4,718
Estimated Total Book Shipping Cost2 $472
Estimate for Uniforms Fees2 $130
Estimate for Supplies & Licensure Preparation Fees2 $1,945
Technology Fee3 ($100 per semester) $800 
General Education Resource Fee4 $775
Estimated Total Program Costs $148,253

1 Effective April 1, 2022, the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) assessment rate will be two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges.

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95834, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120-day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120-day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

2 The Estimate for Book, Uniform, and Supply fees reflect the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price totals compiled in January 2022 and are subject to change. Supplies become student purchases once issued to student. Students who drop or have been dismissed after supplies have been issued will assume ownership for these items and will not be eligible for refunds. For details on all of the supplies, contact the Bursar Office.

BSN | Supplies issued in NURS 101L Fundamentals of Nursing Skills Lab.

3 Technology Fee includes student technical support, Office 365, blended and online course delivery/learning management system, mobile app, student portal technology and access, and required electronic course materials/software.

4 The General Education Resource Fee includes costs associated with FYS 001, First Year Seminar and ATI Smart Prep materials.The General Education Resource Fee will be waived for Active Duty, Active Duty Spouse, Reserve, Reserve Spouse, Veterans, Veteran Spouse, Department of Defense employees, dependents utilizing parent's veteran's education benefits, and Veteran Affairs employees.

Note 1: Students who wish to take Challenge Exams will be subject to a fee of $100 for each Challenge exam. Please see the campus Bursar Office for a full price listing.

Note 2: Course Audits - If a course(s) is being audited.  credits for these courses will be included for the student's schedule status for billing, based on the schedule statuses and amounts shown above.  Pre-licensure Nursing students should refer to the program's Dismissal Policy for information surrounding course auditing.

Note 3: The Total Tuition Cost can be converted to Cost per Credit Hour by using the following calculation:

Total Tuition Cost ($138,968) divided by the Total Program Credits (120) = Cost per Credit Hour ($1,158.07).

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