2019 Students Stories

Nursing Graduates Celebrate Beginning of New Journey at WCU-Dallas Commencement 2019

West Coast University-Dallas welcomed nearly 90 graduates to the Plano Event Center this November to celebrate the completion of their bachelor and master programs.... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Chimdi Maduka

Chimdi Maduka witnessed first-hand what impact a nurse has on patients. After following his mom to her job as a nurse and watching her interact with patients, Maduka said... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Stephanie Taylor

After earning her vocational nursing degree and acquiring two masters, it took speaking to high school students for Stephanie Taylor to finally pursue... Read more

WCU PharmD Students and Faculty Learn How to ‘Stop the Bleed’ With CHLA Trauma Center 

Just because pharmacists aren't expected to administer first aid doesn't mean they shouldn't know how. Thanks to a team of healthcare workers from the Children's... Read more

WCU-Ontario Class Speaker Urges Cohort at BSN Pinning To Never Forget The Reason They Became a Nurse

On a day where many people were only wondering "what next?," class speaker Job Andrew Sy encouraged his West Coast University cohort to always remember why they... Read more

WCU-Los Angeles Celebrates as Over 70 Receive BSN Pin

More than 70 West Coast University-Los Angeles Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, along with friends and family, filled Pickwick Gardens in Burbank to... Read more

WCU-Orange County Celebrates 128 BSN Graduates

West Coast University-Orange County celebrated its newest class of bachelor of science in nursing graduates on August 26 at Cerritos Park East. In the... Read more

WCU-Dallas Honors Over 30 BSN Grads at August Pinning

West Coast University-Dallas celebrated as more than 30 new bachelors of science in nursing graduates received their degree this August. Friends and family watched... Read more

WCU-Orange County Celebrates 25 New Grads at Dental Hygiene Pinning Ceremony

It was a full house at Orangewood Academy as friends and family gathered to celebrate the newest cohort to finish the dental hygiene program with West Coast University.... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Jabari Hoyte

For Jabari Hoyte, to be successful in the West Coast University doctor of occupational therapy program you have to have three key things. "I think they... Read more

WCU-Miami Awards 20 BSN Pins at August Ceremony

West Coast University-Miami celebrated 20 bachelor of science in nursing graduates on August 17 at the Graham Center at Florida International University. Friends... Read more

Graduate Student Spotlight: Elisabeth Arroyo Lopez

As an undergraduate, Elisabeth Arroyo Lopez was unsure of what she wanted to major in but knew that it had to be a field where she could help people. "I wanted to... Read more

WCU DPT Graduates Celebrate Earning Doctorate With Friends, Family in Pasadena

West Coast University introduced its newest graduating class of physical therapy doctors to their friends and family this August at the Brookside Golf Club in Pasadena. While... Read more

WCU-Miami Celebrates As Over 100 Graduates Attend Third Commencement Ceremony

Family and friends of over 100 graduates filled the theater at the Miramar Cultural Center on July 13 to celebrate West Coast University-Miami's commencement.... Read more

WCU-Ontario BSN Pinning June 2019

West Coast University-Ontario celebrated the pinning of 83 BSN students at the Lewis Family playhouse on June 27. Friends and family packed the theater to watch... Read more

WCU-Orange County Celebrates Pinning of June Cohort

West Coast University-Orange County celebrated 115 BSN graduates in the California Room at Cerritos Park East on June 28. Friends and family filled the room... Read more

WCU-Dallas BSN Pinning June 2019

West Coast University-Dallas celebrated as another cohort of nurses received their pins this June in a ceremony at the Irving Arts Center. As the event... Read more

WCU-Los Angeles BSN Pinning June 2019

Nearly 130 bachelors of science in nursing graduates along with their friends and family filled the Royal Ballroom at Pickwick Gardens on June 20 to celebrate... Read more

WCU-Miami Presents DAISY-in-Training Award to Dayna Monasterio

The DAISY Award for Student Nurses was presented to West Coast University-Miami student Dayna Monasterio for her above and beyond caring attitude for patients this... Read more

WCU-Miami Welcomes New Grads at June BSN Pinning

West Coast University-Miami held a pinning ceremony for its May 2019 cohort in the Graham Ballroom at Florida International University this June. Nearly 30... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: John Watson

West Coast University-Orange County student John Watson recently shared his experiences with the Transition Into Practice Program as his last clinical rotation... Read more

WCU-OC Hosts Spring Career Fair for Dental Hygiene Students

West Coast University-Orange County hosted its annual spring dental hygiene career fair at the Manchester campus this May. Students were able to network with several... Read more

West Coast University Graduates Celebrate Next Steps at Honda Center With Friends and Family

Friends and families of nearly 1,000 West Coast University graduates filled the Honda Center in Anaheim this May for the 2019 Commencement ceremony. Grads from all... Read more

WCU Dental Hygiene Students Embark on Inaugural International Oral Health Program to Australia

West Coast University-Orange County Dental Hygiene students embarked on the trip of a lifetime as the first group to attend the International Oral Health trip... Read more

WCU's Center for Graduate Studies Celebrates Pinning 30 New Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Graduates

Thirty Master of Science in Occupational Therapy students received their pins on May 17 at the Delancey Street Foundation. The pinning signifies the students'... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Omar Rodriguez

Omar Rodriguez is always ready to tackle the day with his laptop, planner and, of course, a coffee. These are the three things Rodriguez recommends students bring... Read more

West Coast University’s School of Pharmacy Celebrates Second Graduating Class

The West Coast University's School of Pharmacy hosted its second hooding ceremony on May 13. Forty-four students celebrated their completion of the 45-month Doctorate... Read more

18 Graduate from WCU-OC’s Dental Hygiene Program

Bright smiles lit up the stage at the West Coast University-Orange County dental hygiene pinning ceremony. The April ceremony featured speeches from the students... Read more

WCU OTD Student Spotlight: Vicki Sagoo

For Vicki Sagoo, occupational therapy is one of the most meaningful things she has ever done.  "I really can't wait to teach more people about OT," she said.... Read more

WCU-OC Celebrates 80 BSN Graduates at April Pinning

Over 80 West Coast University-Orange County students celebrated the completion of their bachelor of science in nursing program at Cerritos Park East on April... Read more

WCU-LA Pins 140 BSN Graduates at April Ceremony

The royal ballroom at Pickwick Gardens was packed as nearly 140 West Coast University-Los Angeles bachelor of science in nursing graduates walked the stage to receive... Read more

Friends and Family of Cohort 27 Show Up For WCU-Dallas BSN Pinning Ceremony in Plano

West Coast University-Dallas celebrated the graduation of its 27th bachelor of science in nursing cohort this April. Twenty-six BSN graduates walked across the stage... Read more

WCU OTD Student Spotlight: Alex Ortiz

In seventh grade, Alex Ortiz learned about occupational therapy and he never looked back. "We had a class presentation from an occupational therapist and she... Read more

WCU-Ontario Celebrates April 2019 BSN Cohort with Pinning

West Coast University-Ontario celebrated the pinning of 66 bachelor of science in nursing students on April 4 at the Lewis Family Playhouse. The graduates proudly... Read more

WCU-Miami Graduates Take Center Stage at BSN Pinning

The friends and family of 23 West Coast University-Miami bachelor of science in nursing graduates filled the Graham Center ballroom at Florida International University... Read more

150 Students Attend WCU-Miami ‘Men in Nursing’ Event

More than 150 students from West Coast University-Miami attended the campus' Men in Nursing event this March, and got a chance to listen to alumni and other working... Read more

WCU-Dallas Blood Drive Outdraws Previous Year’s Total

This March, West Coast University-Dallas held its second blood drive and collected more than 30 units. WCU-Dallas Student Success Coordinator Myron Johnson said... Read more

WCU-OC Students Put Schoolwork Into Practice as EMTs

While thousands of people this March spent part of their Saturday at the 2019 Orange County Heart and Stroke Walk in Anaheim, three blue-clad emergency medical technicians... Read more

WCU-CGS Celebrates As Third DPT Cohort Starts Clinicals

West Coast University celebrated as 40 physical therapy doctoral students received their white coat at the Friendship Auditorium this March. The white coat presented... Read more

WCU-OC Celebrates the Pinning of 70 BSN Students

It was a wonderful end to a long journey for 70 students at West Coast University-Orange County as they attended their pinning ceremony this February. The ceremony,... Read more

WCU-Los Angeles Celebrates Over 100 Graduates at January Pinning

West Coast University-Los Angeles hosted its first pinning of 2019 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel on Jan. 31. More than 100 bachelor of science in nursing graduates gathered... Read more

WCU-Ontario Celebrates First BSN Class of 2019

The Lewis Family Playhouse was buzzing with excitement in anticipation of 78 West Coast University-Ontario graduates receiving their nursing pins on Jan. 31. Friends... Read more

WCU Student Spotlight: Celia Parra

Celia Parra thought she was going to become a physical therapist until she accompanied her grandmother to an occupational therapy session. "I walked into the session... Read more

WCU-Dallas Celebrates Pinning 21 BSN Grads this January

West Coast University-Dallas celebrated its first class of 2019 in January. Twenty-one bachelor of science in nursing graduates walked across the stage in front... Read more

WCU-Miami Welcomes New Year With 20 New BSN Grads

The friends and family of 20 West Coast University-Miami bachelor of science in nursing graduates filled the Graham Center ballroom at Florida International University... Read more

WCU-Orange County Student Receives First-Ever DAISY in Training Award For Campus in January

West Coast University-Orange County kicked off the new year by having one of its students recognized by an international program that honors and celebrates skillful... Read more

CGS Starts New Year With OTD Program's First Pinning

West Coast University's Occupational Therapy Program began the new year by honoring 27 doctoral candidates at a pinning ceremony this January. “We’re... Read more

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