Starting West Coast university Jan 2014 in dallas - page 2

Hi everyone! i will be starting West Coast University January 2014, in Dallas texas. I will be moving from California to Texas. Nervous and excited :) any tips about that school? classes, teachers,... Read More

  1. Visit  Lenett profile page
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    I will be starting the January 2014 term at WCU Dallas also!! So excited!!!
  2. Visit  Ambitious83 profile page
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    Hello everyone, just curious. For the students who are already enrolled, please do tell. How is the program going for you so far? Did you get accepted and how long before you graduate. I wish everyone luck with the program.
  3. Visit  dedrid profile page
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    Ambitious83,

    Where are you in the process of applying? Are you starting soon, or just thinking about it? Sorry, I am just getting around to responding to you last week was Finals so now on term break. The program is very, very, accelerated at WCU. If you have any other life event crisis or family matters I suggest you to take care of them before starting. When you start the pace is fast and your focus should just be on school or you will fall behind. If you have kids make sure you have extra help with them so you can focus, if you work make sure you work under 20 hrs a week. I was accepted as well as others and I don't graduate until Sp/15. When your accepted you are in the nursing program unless you have to take other courses that didn't transfer. Have you taken pathophysiology? The staff, and faculty are willing to work with you here however, yo must put in the effort. You go to school about 3 days a week. The program is going well and some others that started are doing well. I hope I answered your questions, feel free to pm if you like.
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  4. Visit  Ambitious83 profile page
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    Yes I was thinking of applying but was a little afraid of the hefty school loan that I'll be stuck with after completing the program. I am supposed to be going in to speak with someone about the program pretty soon and was just wondering about others experience at WCU. I can understand completely about having support before starting the program, makes plenty of sense.
  5. Visit  dedrid profile page
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    I do agree with you the fees and the hefty price is a bank breaker! On the other hand it depends how long you want to wait and spend time not going forward with your degree and play the waiting game. I suggest you look at other programs and see if you may have a chance, I will tell you this WCU is a very good Nursing School and they have a very supportive group and will help you to meet your goals if you put forth a big effort. I decided to go here due not only cost but the schedule it works well with my job. I had fears to my kids because this past term I had afternoon classes and I had to arrange for my kids to be picked up and change up my work schedule. I suggest you to go visit the school and you will get more of an idea of how the program works. I will try to pm you more details if possible.
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  6. Visit  WatsonCutie profile page
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    I am scheduled to go to an info session on April 18. I am a little hesitant due to costs but am tired of waiting for a point system to work for me. And it is a BSN so that makes it better. I have all my support and pre-req's finished. Can anyone tell me what kind of schedule I will be looking at each term? Thanks for your help!
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  7. Visit  dedrid profile page
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    The cost is very expensive, however if you have been doing the waiting game and want to finish to a BSN then WCU is the place for you. I was worried about the loan as well but everything worked out and I pay monthly installments and most students do. I didn't want to pay that much but I can't wait for my hair to get grayer plus I have a daughter that is going to go to college in a year! Have you finished patho? What did they say would be your 1st classes that depends on your schedule! Plan on to be there for classes 3 days a week 1/2 day and if you have clinicals that and extra day! You will have 2 classes and a lab plus clinicals! Some people work but they do discourage it!!! If you do work try to work less than 20 because you are going to need the rest of your days to study!!! or you will fall behind.
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  8. Visit  Ambitious83 profile page
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    So do you have to pay monthly installments? I will not be working during school at all.
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  9. Visit  dedrid profile page
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    I do not recommend that you work, you will find that the accelerated program you will have to do a lot of reading and projects so you will stay busy!!! In order to come up with the remaining amount due you have to either do a private loan or a monthly installments. I choose that to not have to take out another loan and I work along with hubby support to pay everything. When you meet with the Financial Aid officer she will go over everything with you.
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  10. Visit  txnurstud profile page
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    Quote from dedrid
    I do not recommend that you work, you will find that the accelerated program you will have to do a lot of reading and projects so you will stay busy!!! In order to come up with the remaining amount due you have to either do a private loan or a monthly installments. I choose that to not have to take out another loan and I work along with hubby support to pay everything. When you meet with the Financial Aid officer she will go over everything with you.
    So how many ppl enrolled with you and how many are still in the program? Basically, are there any ppl who drop once they start the program? Did you have all of your pre-req courses when you joined or are you taking them now?
  11. Visit  dedrid profile page
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    txnurstud,
    In my class almost everyone is still attending, we only lost one and that was due to attendance, they have a very strict attendance policy since you only meet one day a week. However for the next term there are over 40 students that are taking Patho. There were a couple student that did drop due to they transferred somewhere else. There are over 40 student this Fall that will be starting the Nursing Classes, there are some students that had to retake some science due to 5 yr expired. I am finishing up Med Terminology and we have a huge class most of the students start Nursing next term no on has dropped this class! The other poster orin is still in the program as well. If you are dedicated and can prioritize your schedule keep up with an intensive load of papers and nightly reading you will do fine. Compared to other schools I think WCU good! The last graduation and the ones that will graduate in June the NCLEX is 100%! I had 2 pre-req to take I just finished Microbiology however if you have some left I suggest you to go ahead and start here because taking them here will only prepare you for the Nursing classes and you can learn the ropes, also you have to take 2 course before your able to start Nursing plus Patho! Any questions feel free to ask!
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    Dedrid Thanks! Were the 2 pre-req courses difficult (Micro had papers due?)? Are the textbooks expensive? I'm trying to save as much as possible if at all possible. How often did you go to class per week for Micro & Med Term? Have you start the Patho & Pluralism courses? If so, were these courses difficult at all? If needed, does WCU provide tutors or a really good support system if needed? Also, I thunk you mentioned that the Instructors are awesome but the Administrators are difficult to work with. How do the Administrators impact the student experience? Thanks so much for answering all of my questions in advance!
  13. Visit  dedrid profile page
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    txnurstud,
    What pre-req do you have left to take, besides the required ones by WCU? I start patho the next term along with 40 something other people. Some books are expensive but you get a voucher to help you also you can borrow some from other students. I have two books loaned out when are you starting I might be able to loan some to you also there are several book places you can rent books! I have not had any problem with Instructors or the Dean of Nursing. If you need tutoring once your enrolled you will talk to Student Services. When you start you will get with students in your class and the Instructors will work with you. If I know what classes you need to take I can give you info on those classes! I currently go to class 2 days for Micro you have a 5 hr lab,and 1 for the other class. Do you have kids or work? One reason I decided to come to WCU was their schedule it matched my work and kids schedule. I am going to Pm you some more info. Hope that helps!
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