5 Reviews on West Coast University (WCU) College of Nursing

West Coast University College of Nursing contributes to the advancement of healthcare in the communities served locally and around the world by staying ahead of the curve with the latest technologically advanced facilities and Nursing programs.

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  1. Visit mynameisjeff profile page
    Jun 7, 4:47 pm by
    Overall: 3.3 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 3 stars
    Experience: 3 stars
    Staff: 3 stars
    Academics: 3 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 3 stars

    Status: Student
    Program: LPN-to-BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2017

    My Experience

    I just finished my last nursing core at the school. I still have my proprietorship and exit exam left. Overall, my experience at WCU was not so bad. I worked full and part times throughout my 3 years at the school. I struggled in some classes but most of the classes were not so difficult.

    About The Staff

    They are ok. They perform what they have to perform.

    Things To Know

    If you need some advice message me.

  2. Anonymous
    Jun 6, 9:41 am by
    Overall: 1.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 1 stars
    Experience: 1 stars
    Staff: 1 stars
    Academics: 1 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 1 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus

    My Experience

    WCU has an accelerated BSN program & the term can be completed In only 9 weeks! They claim that they're "AHEAD" of the curve with their fancy mannequins that can do human actions and interactions. However, this is a tactic they use to get students to apply! This is not a place of education, it's a BUSINESS! Don't ignore all those horrible reviews they have online, just look on Yelp & Google! This institution has let a lot of nursing students down and have crashed their hopes and dreams!...all for some Cash, it ain't cheap! Trust me, the people leaving the positive comments about WCU, probably work for the school! The nice and expensive mannequins...the students hardly get to use them! Professors there…..what professors? You will be on your own! Five hours lectures that they don't even bother to teach! They rely completely on a computed ATI system to do everything....& expect students to teach themselves. Honestly, many of us wouldn't be surprised if what recently happened to Devry institute also happens to WCU the way they're heading and treating pupils! It's a business. NURSING SCHOOL should never be treated as a business! We will have people’s lives in our hands! It’s crucial we get proper education! You are never told what mistakes you made, so how do these nurses really know what's right or wrong? Honestly, I would never trust a WCU nurse after attending this school! Go to a school where you will find professors that truly enjoy nursing and care about their students! Also a spacious school….WCU institution is very small. Most of the money goes to the mannequins ( I think prof. Said one eye was $17,000) parking is compacted & far away! Library super small, no cafe. Not enough study room! Please please please! Spend your money somewhere else trust me! You won't regret it! I guarantee it! Love you all my future nurses! We are one voice! Speak up!

    About The Staff

    They do not care about students. Only a business once enrolled

    Things To Know

    Avoid this institution! It will the best decision you ever made!

  3. Anonymous
    Jun 5, 10:58 pm by
    Overall: 1.3 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 1 stars
    Experience: 1 stars
    Staff: 1 stars
    Academics: 3 stars
    Costs: 1 stars
    Support: 1 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2019
    Focus: Neonatal Intensive Care

    My Experience

    This school is very unprofessional and unorganized. The first term of nursing core was a horrible experience. I had never failed a class until nursing core. My cohort took Fundamentals with the HORRIBLE (MODERATOR EDIT OF NAME - PLEASE DO NOT POST NAMES PER TOS). She never emailed back, she wasted time in class talking about the dress code for 3 hrs rather than teaching, her quizzes had many errors, etc. When it came to one of our last quizzes on wound care everyone full on failed it and nothing was done about that. Then when the final came they changed our testing from blackboard to ati due to students cheating. Well this meant COMPLETELY different question styles all the sudden on our last exam that could cause us to fail or pass the course. Many students failed the ATI final exam because a lot of it was on stuff we were not taught. So they allowed us to retake the final with the original exam. Many students still were not passing due to many issues throughout the 10 weeks. We had asked for a case study like the previous students had been offered because they were failing (NAME EDIT) class too. Three cohorts before mine were struggling exactly like we were. They denied the case study so there was about 48 of us in the class and 20 of us had to retake it. We had to retake it with the same professor, they were setting us up for failure. So now this is a different set of students that I am now in due to failing along with others that failed. Quiz one, many students failed. What did WCU do? They offered these students a case study right away! When they denied us last term a case study in general. Quiz 6 was not even given, it was an easy case study. The other quizzes had the answers within them. The midterm and final were repeats of the quizzes and still had the answers in them. Week 5 they finally (EDIT NAME) gave us another professor who was so much better. But again why did they not do this a long time ago?! Not one student failed this term. Thats how BS this school is. They are unfair, unorganized, unprofessional. I emailed (EDIT NAME) asking if she could reverse my fail due to all the interventions they offered this term and not last term and I had only failed by ONE PERCENT. She denied it. Do not go here.

    About The Staff

    They are unfair and horrible.

  4. Anonymous
    May 24, 2:02 am by
    Overall: 1.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 2 stars
    Experience: 2 stars
    Staff: 2 stars
    Academics: 2 stars
    Costs: 1 stars
    Support: 2 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus, Online
    Graduation: 2015

    My Experience

    The program is very expensive and accelerated, so you are overloaded and always cramming for exams. It is impossible to do all the assigned reading and you depend on your study guides. There is a lot of curving of scores. All the core classes have an ATI portion which can cause you to get a low grade. A lot of students flunk out before graduation. It is stressful but if you graduate, the NCLEX preparation is very good. Everyone that I know that graduated passed the NCLEX. The NCLEX part is very well organized.

    About The Staff

    There seem to be new administrators and managers every few terms. The instructors try their best but it is very accelerated. The Financial Aid staff seem to be very inexperienced.

    Things To Know

    In my program everyone got clinical assignments and preceptorships, which were really good. Now there is a lottery for actual clinical spots because they have so many more students. If I paid that much money, I would demand clinical positions. My preceptorship helped me get my first job.

  5. Anonymous
    May 23, 12:26 pm by
    Overall: 2.2 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 2 stars
    Experience: 3 stars
    Staff: 3 stars
    Academics: 2 stars
    Costs: 1 stars
    Support: 2 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus, Online
    Graduation: 2016

    My Experience

    I graduated with honors and breezed through the California NCLEX in 76 questions. The goal of the program is to graduate students who will pass the NCLEX, otherwise students get weeded out prior to graduation but not before they have paid the enormous tuition. The emphasis of the program is on passing the NCLEX, not on deep learning and comprehension. Do you really think you can learn Pediatric Nursing or Pathophysiology in a 7 week, once a week class? To succeed, you must be disciplined and self-motivated and able to commit 100% for the duration of the program.

    About The Staff

    There is constant turnover in all departments.

    Things To Know

    For all its faults, the program graduates BSN-RNs who can find jobs as nurses. I advise anyone considering WCU to look at all their available options before committing to this program.


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