West Coast University - Online School

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West Coast University - Online School

About West Coast University - Online School

We've structured our online graduate programs in nursing, health administration, and public health and our undergraduate programs in nursing to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals with coursework via our interactive online classroom.

Students have the opportunity to utilize the West Coast University's campuses, our technologically advanced simulation centers and to interact face-to-face with the faculty and student support staff. In addition, online nursing, health administration & public health students can make contacts with fellow professionals and WCU's Career Services Department is there to support you after graduation. This format provides you the freedom to complete your coursework online with the benefits of going to an on ground campus.

  • Access to student support services including Career Services in Texas and California, and access to WCU's technologically advanced Simulation Centers.
  • Stretch your tuition dollars. Graduates of the WCU nursing programs receive discounted CEs through Contemporary Forums. As a premier provider of nursing continuing education - live and online, Contemporary Forums is West Coast University's partner in supporting your career beyond graduation. Our graduates enjoy complimentary membership including discounts and other exclusive benefits.

Financial aid available for those who qualify.

WCU cannot guarantee employment.

Programs and facilities vary by campus.

West Coast University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA, 94501, 510-748-9001.

The Baccalaureate and Masters Degree Programs in Nursing are programmatically accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036

West Coast University's nursing programs are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Texas Board of Nursing.

Nursing distance education is offered through the Orange County, CA campus and may not be available to residents in all states.

Program requirements include 6 onsite intensives, located at the Center for Graduate Studies in Los Angeles, and precepted hours in order to graduate. Travel costs are not included in tuition and fees. To practice in California, graduates must obtain national certification and seek BRN approval through “Method Two”. For more information about Certification application requirements, please visit the California Board of Registered Nursing at: http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/applicants/np-app.pdf.


Nursing, distance education programs for Texas residents is offered through the Dallas, TX campus. For other states, nursing distance education is offered through the Orange County, CA campus and may not be available to residents in all states.


Practice Experience is required in order to graduate from the RN to BSN, RN to MSN and MSN degree programs.


For graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing these programs and other important information, visit westcoastuniversity.edu/disclosures

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