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... Read More

  1. Visit  trenadamm profile page
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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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  3. Visit  lth1123 profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  lth1123 profile page
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    Have you started clinical rotation? Do you know where some of the clinical rotation spots are?
  5. Visit  huntress89 profile page
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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!!
  6. Visit  Teek29 profile page
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    Hello I have a few questions about WCU in Dallas. Is the application process a long process, and about how long before you receive your acceptance letter. Secondly are all those pre-requisites listed above required before becoming a nursing student. I have English, Speech and Psychology 1&2 that Ive taken in the past at DCCCD. Can you take 2 pre-reqs at one time or is 1 every 9weeks. May I also ask what is the schedule for the BSN class starting in January 2013? My last question is the financial aid process. If you are eligible to receive aid, do the issue out disburstments like the community colleges do? Thsnk you all for taking the time to read this and answering my questions. I hope to be a WCU Student this term. Thanks
  7. Visit  Teek29 profile page
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    Hello Huntress may I ask how was you and your sisters enrollment process. Did they mention the pre-reqs or talk about financial aid. Thanks
  8. Visit  Teek29 profile page
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    hello mphillips have you found out any info about wcu anything will be helpful. thanks
  9. Visit  trenadamm profile page
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    At the time I applied (May 2012) there was not a waiting list - first come, first serve.

    They are filling up fast, so if you are thinking about it - at least attend an information session and/or tour. I see them giving tours almost everyday. I spoke as a student guest speaker at the last orientation and there was 40-50 people.

    I take my Fundamentals final on Monday.

    All clinicals are scheduled within 50 miles of the school, including VA. I know that they are working to try to get us in other hospitals, including Parkland.......I still haven't gotten my official assignment location, just day for clinicals starting the first week in Feb.

    Because of the accelerated pace of the term, they won't let you take more than 2 classes at a time.

    All students start at different levels, so the schedules are different for everyone.

    Yes, you can apply for financial aid - they are very good about helping you through that process. Payments go directly to the school.

    Hope it helps!

    You can email me directly at trenadamm@sbcglobal.net if you want more info.
  10. Visit  abowen01 profile page
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    Hi guys!! I am actually curious how all of you are doing at west coast?? I had applied a year ago but wanted to finish some pre Reqs. I then got into ITT nursing program and started that! Boy let me tell you WHAT A JOKE!!! Don't know what I was thinking!! I am scheduled to fill out paperwork at west coast on Monday for transfer! They seem to think even some of my nursing classify transfer. I highly doubt it due to ITT being a horrible school but we can only hope for the best! Anyways..... I was just curious how you all are liking the program over there?? How is the curriculum and the instructors?? Just curious and any of your advice and insight would be appreciated 😊😊
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  11. Visit  WatsonCutie profile page
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    Hey!! I have applied and am attending an info session on Friday. I do have all pre req's finished and was wondering if anyone is working part-time while taking only the nursing classes? How much free time do you have available to work and study? At least part-time.
    And how much was tuition for only the nursing courses? And how long was the program?
  12. Visit  matthewandrew profile page
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    How much is tuition?


    Matthew Andrew, BSN RN
  13. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from matthewandrew
    How much is tuition?
    I am fairly certain that the tuition is greater than $100k just like the campuses in southern California. However, prospective and current students will be claiming to be getting 'discounts' through prerequisite course transfers, 'free' supplies and other gimmicks.
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  14. Visit  matthewandrew profile page
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    100k give or take? Are they serious? I hope students aren't that desperate... I hope it's a BSN + MD program with that price!


    Matthew Andrew, BSN RN


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