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Powell.E

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    Powell.E got a reaction from NurseRFlowers in West Coast University spring 2019   
    Hi!
    So what really cut down the cost was taking all my pre requisites at a community college before transferring. At WCU the cost goes by semester, and I believe its around 17,000 a semester to go there. a semester contains 2 quarters and the first 6 quarters are all pre requisite classes you can take outside of WCU so if you take them before hand you will save around $35,000. Another thing was my FASFA, I get full cal grant and pel grant which awarded me $9500 a year and since I have to go there for 2 years it gave me another $19,000 towards tuition. Last but not least was my HESI score and GPA. The university offers scholarships sometimes for selected amount of students depending on academic standing personally, mine was $20,000 scholarship per year as long as I keep my GPA good. My HESI score was a 85% and my GPA is a 3.88.
    Price tag on school: $136,000
    pre requisite courses: -$35,000
    FASFA & grants: - $19,000
    WCU scholarship: -$20,000 per year = 40,000 total scholarship
    total tuition= $42,000.
    I hope this helps :) talk to your advisor and try to find the most affordable way possible. From what I have heard this school is worth every penny.
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    Powell.E got a reaction from mosaicism105 in West Coast University spring 2019   
    I don't appreciate you verbally attacking me or the program. I have worked VERY hard to get where I am. I was valedictorian of my medical assisting program, a tutor, and mentor. I work full time and have managed to get almost straight A's in my nursing pre requisites, so don't think you're the only one that works hard :) You said in your post that you go to a school in the middle of nowhere? So how competitive was your program? Maybe you didn't have to put in the "hard work" and go the "actual acceptance" route you were talking about. In my experience, schools that are in the middle of no where and that are liberal arts are not as competitive for nursing or any major at that.
    I have actually chosen to go a different route through a lottery system and that's only because I have to stay local right now because of personal reasons and I have the stats to do so, 3.89 GPA and very high TEAS and HESI scores.
    You don't need to bash WCU or anyone who wants to/or is currently attending this school.
    However just so you know, WCU is FULLY accredited. It's acredidted by WASC and CCNE. I've had many family members and friends go through this school and they have said nothing but wonderful things about the program. They are all employed at either Kaiser, Sutter, UCDMC, UCLA, Hopkins or at private practice. My mom is also a charge nurse at Kaiser and they LOVE WCU graduates. They love how smart and knowledgeable they come out of the program, the pucuality, the experience from clinal sites, and how they were taught in SMALL personable environments.Next time you comment something negative, make sure you know your facts!!
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    Powell.E got a reaction from mosaicism105 in West Coast University spring 2019   
    I don't appreciate you verbally attacking me or the program. I have worked VERY hard to get where I am. I was valedictorian of my medical assisting program, a tutor, and mentor. I work full time and have managed to get almost straight A's in my nursing pre requisites, so don't think you're the only one that works hard :) You said in your post that you go to a school in the middle of nowhere? So how competitive was your program? Maybe you didn't have to put in the "hard work" and go the "actual acceptance" route you were talking about. In my experience, schools that are in the middle of no where and that are liberal arts are not as competitive for nursing or any major at that.
    I have actually chosen to go a different route through a lottery system and that's only because I have to stay local right now because of personal reasons and I have the stats to do so, 3.89 GPA and very high TEAS and HESI scores.
    You don't need to bash WCU or anyone who wants to/or is currently attending this school.
    However just so you know, WCU is FULLY accredited. It's acredidted by WASC and CCNE. I've had many family members and friends go through this school and they have said nothing but wonderful things about the program. They are all employed at either Kaiser, Sutter, UCDMC, UCLA, Hopkins or at private practice. My mom is also a charge nurse at Kaiser and they LOVE WCU graduates. They love how smart and knowledgeable they come out of the program, the pucuality, the experience from clinal sites, and how they were taught in SMALL personable environments.Next time you comment something negative, make sure you know your facts!!
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