2019 Health Stories

PharmD Career Opportunities: What can I do with a PharmD degree?

The Doctor of Pharmacy, or PharmD, program at West Coast University (WCU) is a rigorous one. The program takes four years to complete and combines coursework... Read more

WCU-Miami Faculty Spotlight: Maria Perez

West Coast University-Miami nursing instructor Maria Perez has had an exceptional year. She has shown her students what it truly means to make a difference in... Read more

Key Steps to Advance Your Nursing Career

Nursing is a fulfilling, challenging and rewarding career. It is full of ups and downs and requires strength of character. But one thing is certain, you will probably... Read more

7 Reasons to Become a Family Nurse Practitioner

A Family Nurse Practitioner is someone who offers more in-depth and comprehensive care compared to registered nurses. Being an FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) means... Read more

WCU’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program Now Accredited By ACOTE

Following a three-day onsite visit in July, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education granted West Coast University's occupation therapy doctorate... Read more

WCU-Dallas Faculty Spotlight: Anesa Hearst

Anesa Hearst likes to keep the energy up while teaching at West Coast University-Dallas. To achieve that, she recommends asking questions to keep the class engaged,... Read more

Advantages of Earning a Master's Degree in Nursing

If you have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and healthcare is your passion, then an advanced nursing degree is something worth considering. The demand for... Read more

Maximizing Learning Outcomes by Implementing Augmented Reality Technology

by Segar Annamalai At West Coast University, we are committed to staying ahead of the curve by incorporating innovation and creativity into everything we do from... Read more

WCU-LA Anatomy Students See Full Letter Grade Improvement Using HoloLens

In 2018, West Coast University began exploring new technology by partnering with Microsoft to immerse students into the exciting world of augmented reality. WCU... Read more

SIM Lab Overview with Lisa Otto

At WCU, our goal is to build both the skills and the confidence graduates rely on in the field. That’s why our technologically advanced nursing simulation... Read more

MPH vs. MHA: Key Differences

If you are looking to start a career in the world of medical care, it is normal to feel overwhelmed with the vast amount of opportunities that lie ahead. This field... Read more

4 Ways to Display Leadership in Nursing

Over the next decade or so, the demand for advanced-practice registered nurses, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses will continue to be high.1 The Bureau... Read more

Online Nursing Education - Everything You Need to Know

The projected growth rate for registered nursing jobs is as high as 15 percent for 2016-2026, according to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This increased... Read more

Non-Clinical Career Options - Alternatives to Clinical Practice

There is a perception that medical industry jobs are only those that make you part of the medical staff – such as doctors and nurses. However, there is a whole... Read more

Nursing School Clinicals - What to Expect in Clinical Rotations

As you pursue your education in the nursing profession, you will encounter clinical rotations where mental and physical preparation is required in order to deal... Read more

Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education

It’s no question that being in the nursing profession requires skill, a passion to help, and the ability to be quick on your feet. Nurses are part of the physician... Read more

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