Your Path to Nursing Starts at West Coast University - Miami

Get a hands-on education. Practice in our simulation labs. Get one-on-one support every step of the way. 

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West Coast University - Miami Nursing Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Next Start Date: August 21st

Program Length: 39 Months

Credits: 120

LPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Next Start Date: August 21st

Program Length: 34 Months

Credits: 120

How Can I Afford My Degree?

Female student studying at the library.

We know there are some students who may need assistance with their tuition costs. That’s why we have various opportunities available to help you make your degree more affordable, including:

  • Student loans
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Employer tuition reimbursement
  • Cost savings from transferred credits

Our admissions and financial aid counselors are happy to help you assess what type of aid or assistance you may be eligible for and how to apply. We want to help you make your educational goals a reality!

Why Choose WCU?

Classes are available when you need them. Get started on your education sooner!

Sign up for our Evening and Weekend option if you need to fit classes around your work schedule.

Practice your skills in our 5,000-square-foot simulation center where it’s okay to make mistakes.

Get access to library webinars, no-cost tutoring, career services, a Student Success advisor, and more.

Campus Culture at WCU

Caring Is in Our DNA

With over 110 years creating a community of care, we are committed to your success. Join a diverse community of passionate, dedicated individuals. With a culture that feels like a family, you will have all the support you need to be the best you can be. Join a study group to learn from your classmates or get some guidance through peer tutoring sessions.

With small classroom sizes, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your professors and gain insight into the healthcare industry. Find a community that helps you build on your strengths and reach your academic goals.

West Coast University is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC),1 and our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).2

For me what sets apart WCU from any other school is how personal it feels. All the staff from the administration to faculty to career advisors and alumni network genuinely care for each and every student and go above and beyond to make sure everyone succeeds.

Maria C. – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Alumni – WCU Miami


Which programs are offered at West Coast University-Miami?

At our Miami campus, we offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program as well as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program, which both require on-campus attendance.

What can you expect from WCU simulation labs?

Our simulation labs help you practice your skills and build confidence in a safe environment. They are equipped with high-fidelity manikins that cry, sweat, and react like real patients. They can even give birth! You’ll be able to work through real-world scenarios while getting feedback from your peers and professors.

Does WCU-Miami offer part-time options for working students?

If you’re a working student, you may want to take advantage of the Working Professional pace in our BSN or LPN program. This pace allows you to spread out your coursework and take fewer classes at a time, which extends your time to graduation. Our BSN and LPN programs also have an Evening and Weekend option, as well as an Accelerated option.

Does WCU-Miami accept transfer credit?

Yes. We can evaluate your transcripts for transfer credits. Talk to an admissions advisor to learn more.

Does WCU offer financial aid?

Yes. Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. An advisor can review your options with you. Learn more about the various types of financial aid that are available at WCU.

Can I use public transportation to get to the WCU-Miami campus?

Our Miami campus is situated near several Metrobus stops for convenient travel around the city. Our location also provides easy highway access.

WCU Is Accredited!

West Coast University is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC),1 and our nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).2

About WCU

Where Quality Education Meets Passion for Care

Program Dean, Post-Licensure Nursing Programs

The goal of our programs is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin or further your healthcare career. We have dedicated faculty, concentrated curriculum, and extensive resources and support for each student. Established in 1909, WCU has been delivering positive learning experiences for over a century.

Miami Campus
9150 NW 36th Street
Doral, FL 33178

Have Questions?

Pursuing your degree is a big choice. Fill out our form and one of our admissions advisors will contact you to answer any questions you may have!

**The opinion is the individual’s sole opinion and not necessarily representative of that of the school, any instructor, or any other student.

1West Coast University is accredited by WASC Senior College of University Commission (WSCUC), a regional accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402 Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748- 9001/

2The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-master’s APRN certificate program at West Coast University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (

3Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

West Coast University is a private institution licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License #5014. West Coast University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 244-6684. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the University has moved some of the on-ground courses into a distance education modality. However, as soon as the COVID-19 circumstances change, students will be expected to return on campus to complete their program onsite in the regular learning modality as approved by WSCUC and outlined in the university catalog.