West Coast University BSN help - page 2

Hey everyone, im new here and i am going to WCU tomorrow to figure out if i want to go there. I am having a difficult time deciding because i dont know ANYONE who has gone there.. and its a TON of... Read More

  1. by   hbripper
    REX , are you in the LVN - RN program or the bsn?
  2. by   REX3838
    Quote from hbripper
    REX , are you in the LVN - RN program or the bsn?
    Hi,

    LVN-RN Bridge!!!!
  3. by   *Princess*
    WCU is now CCNE accredited so i'm sure that will make a big difference for those that are looking to continue on to a MSN.
  4. by   mellowyellow2
    Hi *Princess*
    i heard WCU is now CCNE accredited from another thread but i was wondering how you found out?
    I'm planning on starting in feb 2010 and I am planning on getting a MSN Anesthesia so I am concerned about the accreditation.
    surprising they didn't post this on their website if it's true! they should be proud!
  5. by   calstudent1967
    It was on the website... and yes, it is true.
  6. by   REX3838
    Hi everyone who will be attending WCU in OC, basically CCNE accrediation means they finaly have seperated from the LA Campus. That why they are so proud!!! I attend the OC campus, also I have two more weeks before I graduate, we are currently taking our Exit HESI exams, passed 5 of them!!!
  7. by   strawburri04
    hi i see that you have gone to west coast i was just wondering how you rate your experience there i will be starting at the ontarion campus november 9th but reading alot of the negative comments im starting to have some reservations about it. How were your clinicals and things like that your input would be greatly appreciated thanks.....
    Last edit by strawburri04 on Oct 26, '09
  8. by   REX3838
    Quote from strawburri04
    hi i see that you have gone to west coast i was just wondering how you rate your experience there i will be starting at the ontarion campus november 9th but reading alot of the negative comments im starting to have some reservations about it. How were your clinicals and things like that your input would be greatly appreciated thanks.....
    Hi,

    Here' the real low-down, at first the program is ok General ed classes you can still work while attending. Once you get into nursing classes, things start to get really tuff. Perhaps that's when you want to consider not working, it just depends how smart you are. OC campus things are so bad, disorganized, teachers are from you know what. Ontario, I heard good things so far. You do have have HESI exit exams for each term, starting in your nursing classes, they give you 2 tries to pass, usually the 2nd test is harder. If you do not pass you have to reapeat the entire term for $10,000.00. As you see you can't afford to mess up. Also you will have many careplans, teaching projects, Evidence base papers in APA format, group projects, plus trying to study for your class test, and also clinicals with community service hrs that you have to complete/more papers/teachings as well. You have no life at all my advise is try to stay to yourself or join groups that people are smart/get things done. You encounter some individuals that want you to fail, stay away from negative people if you can. I do believe if you hang out with people that are negative you will end in failure. Stay really focus/positive/take your vitamins like B-Complex/become closer to God. Trust me on this one you are really going to need him!!! I am in my last week, so today I took my Neuro/Multisys test for advance-medsurg/ tomorrow I have two Exit HESI exams and thursday Advance exit HESI, this test we need to pass in order to graduate. It is very hard and beyond stressful, but if you really want it bad, you can make it.
  9. by   missbeemarie
    Well they are CCNE accredited now. and I am going to do it. i cant wait. it will be hard as hell, but its for my future and i am not going to be like my SIL and be 29 wen i grad from CC (not that there is anything wrong with that, but im 20 and ill be done at 23. she was there for about 8 years doing prereqs and gen ed and WAITING on the lists. yea, not for me) and for the one that said that they are losing their mind in nursing school, well what did you think it would be? a walk in the park? my SIL was the BIGGEST bitchh ever when she was in ADN school. Like it was REALLLLY bad. but you know what? she got out, she passed and she is working and making good money. and she is nice and happy once again which im sure happy about.

    so wish me luck people as i wish all of you luck!!! yay!
  10. by   REX3838
    Quote from missbeemarie
    Well they are CCNE accredited now. and I am going to do it. i cant wait. it will be hard as hell, but its for my future and i am not going to be like my SIL and be 29 wen i grad from CC (not that there is anything wrong with that, but im 20 and ill be done at 23. she was there for about 8 years doing prereqs and gen ed and WAITING on the lists. yea, not for me) and for the one that said that they are losing their mind in nursing school, well what did you think it would be? a walk in the park? my SIL was the BIGGEST bitchh ever when she was in ADN school. Like it was REALLLLY bad. but you know what? she got out, she passed and she is working and making good money. and she is nice and happy once again which im sure happy about.

    so wish me luck people as i wish all of you luck!!! yay!
    Good for you, I just fininshed Oct 30, just passed my boards Date 11-18-09, Yeah, it's beyond hard, I hated this school. However I made it, I attend LVN-RN Bridge. You are young and should pat yourself on the back for taking the courage!!! But let me warn you, It's very hard!!!! I don't know what campus you are going to attend. So the best too you!!!!!!
  11. by   CALINURSE85
    west coast university aka rip off school..walk the other way. not worth the 111k for this school(bsn)!! lvn to rn bridge is no longer in exisistance!!they stopped it this month..i would not recommend this school.ontario campus specifically!

    best wishes in finding a great school!!
  12. by   REX3838
    Quote from calinurse85
    west coast university aka rip off school..walk the other way. not worth the 111k for this school(bsn)!! lvn to rn bridge is no longer in exisistance!!they stopped it this month..i would not recommend this school.ontario campus specifically!

    best wishes in finding a great school!!

    yeah it is!!!!, however if you are lvn it's the shortest way possible to get your rn. i did, even if i hated wcu oc campus. but what can you do, sit around waiting for community college. i waited 5 years, no luck. so now obtain my rn. i guess all the campus for wcu, have problems. but they do have a high pass rate for the boards. !!!
  13. by   missbeemarie
    its not a very big rip off school if time means anything to you. 3 years vs like 8 waiting around for all those schools? yea, no thanks. im quite happy with my decision and they do have a high NCLEX pass rate so im going for it.

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