2020 Health Stories

‘Magic’ Johnson to Speak at West Coast University’s 2020 Virtual Graduation
09/16/2020

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
09/16/2020

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
09/15/2020

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
09/14/2020

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
09/14/2020

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
09/14/2020

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
09/04/2020

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
09/01/2020

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
08/28/2020

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
06/24/2020

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
06/23/2020

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
06/01/2020

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 Recipies for Hungry Healthcare Workers
05/27/2020

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
05/20/2020

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
05/06/2020

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
04/30/2020

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
04/13/2020

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
04/10/2020

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
02/11/2020

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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