2015 Students Stories

WCU Student Spotlight: Philip Nowlin

As a medic in the U.S. Army, it was Philip Nowlin's job to walk alongside his fellow soldiers and make sure they were cared for, not just in the event of a firefight,... Read more

West Coast University Dental Hygiene Graduates Celebrate at November Pinning

Congratulations to our most recent West Coast University Dental Hygiene graduates! Twenty students in the C-15 cohort celebrated their pinning and awards ceremony... Read more

West Coast University-Dallas Celebrates Commencement

On Nov. 15, more than 55 new nurses celebrated their graduation at the West Coast University-Dallas commencement. WCU Provost Dr. Jeb Egbert began the ceremony by... Read more

MSN, MHA Programs Celebrate First Hooding Ceremony At West Coast University's Center for Graduate Studies

For the first time in West Coast University history, the Master of Health Administration and Masters of Science in Nursing programs held hooding ceremonies for... Read more

Global Public Health Cohort Returns From Argentina With Added Work Experience from New Life Experiences

While in Argentina, West Coast University global public health scholars worked alongside local nursing students in one of Buenos Aires' most impoverished communities,... Read more

WCU Dental Hygiene Hosts Inaugural Tooth Fairy Ball

In honor of National Dental Hygiene Month, the West Coast University dental hygiene department hosted its inaugural tooth fairy ball for students and faculty.“We’re... Read more

Inaugural Interprofessional Education Day Increases Collaboration Across Disciplines

West Coast University hosted the inaugural Interprofessional Education Day on Friday, October 2, where students across healthcare education disciplines and campuses... Read more

Congratulations to our WCU Dental Hygiene Graduates

West Coast University’s dental hygiene cohort recently celebrated another milestone on their path to success with their school pinning ceremony. Twenty students... Read more

West Coast University-Los Angeles Nursing Student Driven by Compassion and Passion

West Coast University-Los Angeles nursing student Shawn Palmer rarely has free time, and when he does he’s literally giving the shirt off his back to others.... Read more

WCU-Ontario Cohort Celebrates Completion of BSN Program

Lucile Lane was one of 44 West Coast University-Ontario students who celebrated the next step in their careers at their cohort Nursing Pinning Ceremony in August.... Read more

Volunteering is at the Core for West Coast University Nursing Student

Some people know exactly where they are headed in life. Vrinkley Pruna, a West Coast University-Los Angeles nursing student, is one of those people.“I have always... Read more

WCU-Los Angeles BSN Cohort Takes Next Step

For nearly 100 years, nurses have received pins to symbolize their transition from student to professional.And for the 52 people in West Coast University- Los Angeles's... Read more

Celebrate Interprofessional Education Week

Patient-centered care through interprofessional practice is one of the key characteristics of a West Coast University graduate. In an effort to increase awareness... Read more

WCU Global Public Health Program in Costa Rica Makes a Lasting Impact

In July, 12 students participated in West Coast University’s Global Public Health program, which visited Costa Rica for two weeks of the course.During the trip,... Read more

Global Public Health Program Begins Exciting Program Year

West Coast University’s Global Public Health Program held their Faculty Coordinator Orientation in late August to kick off planning for the 2015-16 academic... Read more

PharmD Students Recognized at WCU’s Second White Coat Ceremony

Fifty-four West Coast University Doctor of Pharmacy students recently took part in their White Coat Ceremony, an important event that marked their formal entry... Read more

Oxford Honors Program Gives West Coast University Students a Great Perspective

The West Coast University Honors Program in Oxford, England recently completed their sixth program with 32 BSN students from several WCU campuses. The Oxford Honors... Read more

WCU Nursing Students Join International Honor Society

More than 200 West Coast University nursing students in California and Dallas became part of an international organization of distinguished nurse leaders after... Read more

100% First-Time Pass Rate for West Coast University 2015 Dental Hygiene Graduates

Our dental hygiene students are cleaning up! Both 2015 West Coast University dental hygiene cohorts have achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the written... Read more

WCU's First MSOT Cohort Receives Graduation Hoods

West Coast University's groundbreaking masters of science in occupational therapy cohort continued to blaze new trails Thursday evening when they became the first... Read more

WCU Students Volunteer with Healthy Athletes Program for Special Olympics World Games 2015

West Coast University students, staff and faculty supported more than 1,700 athletes during the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.Nearly 100 students... Read more

WCU Global Public Health Program Travels to Panama

"This experience has really made me love public health and the way that communities are affected by it." Christina Lindsay"Public health nursing allows for so much... Read more

WCU Dental Hygiene Research Teams Excel Nationally

Two research teams of West Coast University's Dental Hygiene students and faculty placed second and third at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)... Read more

WCU Graduates More Than 600 Healthcare Professionals

With the turning of tassels and conferring of degrees, more than 600 West Coast University graduates and their proud families shared in the triumph of a job well... Read more

Nepal Earthquake Hits Home for WCU Dallas Student

Kalpana Tripathee was born in Kathmandu, Nepal but now attends West Coast University in Dallas as a nursing student. When a strong earthquake shook the region, killing... Read more

Inaugural MSOT Class Recognizes Important Milestone

In February, the inaugural class of the Masters in Occupational Therapy program held a pinning ceremony at West Coast University’s South Los Angeles Campus... Read more

Pharm D Students Receive Their White Coats

West Coast University Doctor of Pharmacy students recently took part in their White Coat Ceremony, an important milestone that marked their formal entry into the... Read more

WCU Holds Smile Camp in Anaheim

In conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month, West Coast University Dental Hygiene students held a free Smile Camp to “Defeat Monster Mouth”... Read more

WCU Offers RNs Online Bachelor's or Master's Degrees

West Coast University is moving into the fast-growing world of distance learning this year by offering online RN to BSN and RN to MSN degree options that have benefits... Read more

Accreditation Awarded to WCU’s Occupational Therapy Program

Nearly 100 students in West Coast University’s inaugural master’s degree in Occupational Therapy class received an early holiday gift when they learned... Read more

Veteran Marlly Cadavid is WCU Miami's Manager of Clinical Education

Marlly Cadavid, Manager of Clinical Education at West Coast University Miami, started her career in health care by enlisting in the U.S. Army as a private. Marlly... Read more

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