2020 Health Stories

Top 5 Gifts for an Undergraduate Student

The holiday season is just around the corner! If you’re wondering what to get for your undergraduate college student, check out this helpful gift guide with... Read more

Top 5 Gifts for a Graduate Student

Going back to school to earn a graduate degree is a big undertaking that shows drive and ambition. If you want to get your graduate student a gift that supports... Read more

‘Magic’ Johnson to Speak at West Coast University’s 2020 Virtual Graduation

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is best known as an NBA legend, playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and becoming a two-time Hall of Famer during his career.... Read more

5 Quick Tips to Help Your Kids Prepare for Online Classes

This year, back-to-school season looks a little different. Instead of picking out brand new backpacks, we’re investing in more Internet bandwidth. Online... Read more

7 Basic Tips to Get the Most Out of Online Learning

There are numerous advantages to online classes. They provide more flexibility and let you study from virtually anywhere. However, they also come with their own... Read more

Master Fundamental Nursing Skills with WCU’s Quick Video Reviews

From blood transfusions to nasogastric tube placement, it’s never a bad time to review proper procedures for fundamental nursing tasks. As a nurse, these skills... Read more

WCU’s Anatomage Mini-Lecture Series Lets You Study Anatomy from Any Screen

West Coast University is bringing healthcare learning to your screen with the Anatomage Mini-Lecture Series, now available on YouTube. Regardless of where you are... Read more

Studio-in-a-Box: Master Your Classes through Educational Videos Designed for University Students

West Coast University’s Studio-in-a-Box YouTube series brings you educational videos geared towards university students that you can watch anytime, anywhere. In... Read more

Top 5 Medical Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

As lifelong learners and as healthcare professionals, it is imperative that we continue to find new ways to challenge our thinking and expand our knowledge base.... Read more

Healthcare Industry Dominates Indeed’s Top 25 “Most In-Demand High-Paying Jobs” List

One of the keys to finding a job is knowing where to look. This August, Indeed.com ranked the leading U.S. job titles posted by employers on its website and seven... Read more

WCU's Student-Centric Learning Gets Digital Transformation Thanks To Pandemic

Once the coronavirus pandemic hit South Florida, West Coast University nursing instructor Yanet Velazquez Marichal had her in-person classes come to an abrupt halt. “My... Read more

Early Nursing Lessons Still Play Part in Healthcare’s Role During COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the incredible medical and technological innovations of the past 100 years, some of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are decidedly low-tech,... Read more

WCU Professor Uses Past Pandemics To Teach About COVID-19

Created by a “novel” or new virus, the COVID-19 pandemic is both a unique situation for today’s healthcare workers but also one that echoes previous... Read more

FAFSA: An Important First Step In Applying For Financial Aid

If you’re looking to apply for financial aid for any of the programs at West Coast University, the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is... Read more

5-Minute Recipes for Hungry Healthcare Workers

As a health care professional, it seems as though time is not always on our side. From working 12-hours shifts to finding balance in our everyday lives, it... Read more

WCU Nurses Share Ways To Unwind After Long Day of Work

While every nurse is different, the one thing they do have in common is the need to unwind after a hard day at work. We asked a handful of West Coast University... Read more

WCU Nursing Grads Share 7 Ways to Avoid Burnout

Even when not faced with a global pandemic, burnout can impact healthcare professionals. Front-line healthcare workers often face 12-hour shifts, at all times of... Read more

Tips to Maximize Your Learning Space at Home

While many of us are confined to our homes, working at a computer all day can take a toll on our bodies, contributing to stiffness, aches, pains and potential injuries.... Read more

WCU-Ontario Nursing Faculty Spotlight: Leigh Holley, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN

For Dr. Leigh Holley, what started out as a “wonderful happy accident” has turned into a proud, passionate career full of “unbelievable opportunities.” Now,... Read more

3 Tips On How to Stay Positive During A Pandemic

While sheltering in place and social distancing can help slow the spread of the coronavirus, they also present a number of other challenges — besides... Read more

WCU Named As ‘Military Friendly School’ in 2020

West Coast University is proud to announce it was named to the 2020-21 Military Friendly Schools list after a nationwide survey. "I’m humbled and honored to... Read more

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