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If you are passionate about helping people, earn the degree that makes a difference.

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Flexible courses

With campus and online course options - there is a program designed to fit your lifestyle.

Your Success

Create lasting success

Each of our programs help to prepare you with enhanced knowledge and skills to address the evolving needs of the healthcare system.


Accredited by WASC and CCNE

West Coast University is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)1 and its nursing programs are programmatically accredited by CCNE.2

Support and Guidance

Support and Guidance

From the moment you start your program at WCU, to beyond graduation, you receive personalized attention and support.

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“I loved West Coast University and still do. I like the camaraderie and atmosphere of West Coast. The teachers were always available to give any outside help. They offered tutoring too. It was just helpful all the way around.”*

Brittney A.,
BSN, MSN-FNP, & DNP Graduate
West Coast University

In our online or on-campus healthcare degree programs, we have a single purpose: the advancement of healthcare in the communities we serve, and around the world.

Our range of health care programs-from a bachelor’s to a master’s to doctorate level degrees-combined with our technologically advanced facilities are all designed to help you gain the knowledge, experience, and confidence you’ll need to take on critical roles in today’s healthcare environments. Plus, our online healthcare degree environment is designed to support you and keep you connected.

As healthcare techniques and technology take impressive strides forward, West Coast University is committed to helping prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals and leaders through academic excellence, fostering of a student-centric culture and investment in advanced campus facilities.

Courses delivered either on campus or online

Over 100 years as an education provider

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify

About Us


The goal of our programs is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin or further your healthcare career from WCU. For over 110 years, WCU has been focused on creating a positive learning experience for every student. We have dedicated faculty, concentrated curriculum and a wide variety of support and resources for each student. Request more information today!

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

WCU Distance education programs are delivered out of the California and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.

*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/ https://www.wscuc.org/

2The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate at West Coast University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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.

Applicants for the Online RN to MSN, MSN or RN to BSN programs must have an ADN or diploma in nursing and hold a current, unobstructed RN license in the U.S. Practice Experience is required in order to graduate from the RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN, DNP degree and Post-Master’s certificate programs.

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.

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