West Coast University in Dallas,Texas - page 3

Hi everyone, I was just accepted into BSN program at West Coast University in Dallas TX for fall 2012. Has anyone graduated from this school? If so, was your experience positive or negative? Are the teachers great? What do you... Read More

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    I'll be starting in January! I'm so excited about this school. I've been waiting for this opportunity. I'm ready to become an RN.

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    Yes It Is Very Exciting! If I Don't Get Into UTA I Will Be Starting In June...I Still Need Speech And Nutrition. I Rather Take Them @ TCC & Pay Out Of Pocket..So Maybe Ill See You There. C:
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    Curious about the application process for WCU? What additional classes did you all need compared to UTA? How long did it take for you to hear something back once you applied? Did you have to have all course work complete at the time of your application? Trying to figure out other options in case my news from UTA is not great....
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    You need speech and nutrition. Once you are accepted into the school you're a nursing student. Each semester is 10 weeks.
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    Don't have to have all courses done to be accepted they offer prereqs courses as well.
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    Is West Coast University accredited? I looked on the NLNAC and couldn't find their name. So, I wasn't sure if the site hadn't updated or what. This is a hefty price tag to not have proper accreditation.
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    I am a current student at WCU, Dallas. I started June 2012. I started Fundamentals Nov 2012. You are required to have the following before you can start nursing classes:

    2 Semesters English
    2 Semesters Psychology
    1 Chemistry
    1 Microbiology (within 5 years)
    2 A&P (within 5 years)
    1 Algebra
    1 Nutrition
    1 Speech
    1 Humanities (can only be taken at WCU - aka as Cultural Plurism)
    1 Medical Terminology (can only be taken at WCU)
    1 Pathophysiology (can transfer ONLY if at a Junior level - DCCCD or Collin College do NOT transfer)

    Some of your nursing classes might transfer if you are coming from another nursing school.

    Although you can take ALL classes through this school, I recommend that you take as many as possible at Jr. College level to save major bucks! Entrance test has no A&P or Chem.

    This is an accelerated program. Terms are 9 weeks long with a 1 week break between. Year-round. 3 credit hour lecture classes are 5 hours long, once per week. VERY serious about attendance. If you miss more than 20% of class, you are dropped. Roll is taken. If you are late or leave early, your time is counted in 5-min increments.

    Dress code is enforced - no leggings, shorts, denim skirts, t-shirts with logos,etc. Nice jeans are allowed - only closed toe shoes. No crazy hair or jewelry - tattoos must be covered. Only bottled water in classrooms - no food.

    Labs are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art smart mannequins.

    All instructors are very professional and are very approachable. Most have doctorate degrees or are in the process.

    I am happy to answer any questions that you might have.
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    Thanks this was so helpful. I see they are accredited by the CCNE which is great. If I don't get in, this is my plan B. I will finish the last two classes this spring and be ready to enroll next fall.



    Quote from trenadamm
    I am a current student at WCU, Dallas. I started June 2012. I started Fundamentals Nov 2012. You are required to have the following before you can start nursing classes:

    2 Semesters English
    2 Semesters Psychology
    1 Chemistry
    1 Microbiology (within 5 years)
    2 A&P (within 5 years)
    1 Algebra
    1 Nutrition
    1 Speech
    1 Humanities (can only be taken at WCU - aka as Cultural Plurism)
    1 Medical Terminology (can only be taken at WCU)
    1 Pathophysiology (can transfer ONLY if at a Junior level - DCCCD or Collin College do NOT transfer)

    Some of your nursing classes might transfer if you are coming from another nursing school.

    Although you can take ALL classes through this school, I recommend that you take as many as possible at Jr. College level to save major bucks! Entrance test has no A&P or Chem.

    This is an accelerated program. Terms are 9 weeks long with a 1 week break between. Year-round. 3 credit hour lecture classes are 5 hours long, once per week. VERY serious about attendance. If you miss more than 20% of class, you are dropped. Roll is taken. If you are late or leave early, your time is counted in 5-min increments.

    Dress code is enforced - no leggings, shorts, denim skirts, t-shirts with logos,etc. Nice jeans are allowed - only closed toe shoes. No crazy hair or jewelry - tattoos must be covered. Only bottled water in classrooms - no food.

    Labs are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art smart mannequins.

    All instructors are very professional and are very approachable. Most have doctorate degrees or are in the process.

    I am happy to answer any questions that you might have.
    Teek29 likes this.
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    Have you started clinical rotation? Do you know where some of the clinical rotation spots are?
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    My sister and me will be starting in January with the 3 courses that are required to be taken there! So excited and anxious to learn my schedule!!


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