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Hey, I'm considering applying to WCU (specifically their LA campus.) I'd love to hear any and all first hand experiences from graduates of their BSN program. I'm generally very skeptical of for-profit schools, but I've come across some good experiences with their program so I'm curious to hear more.

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Hey, I just got in and it’s soooo expensive. I’m still trying to find ways to pay for it 

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Paulag has 1 years experience.

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I’m looking into this school too, actually enrolled and suppose to start in a couple months, but trying to get more information from current students... thoughts from similar situations like mine. I would have to find student housing and make major adjustments but I think it may be worth it 

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On 2/28/2019 at 10:44 PM, Paulag said:

I’m looking into this school too, actually enrolled and suppose to start in a couple months, but trying to get more information from current students... thoughts from similar situations like mine. I would have to find student housing and make major adjustments but I think it may be worth it 

Hi I am a current student at west coast university. I am finishing my second term. I start nursing core in June so I can only speak for my general education experience so far. It is not a bad school but it is very expensive. Some professors are good some are bad like at any school.  The classes are blended in an online and in class format. And they generally meet once a week unless you have a science class with a lab then you meet twice a week. There are tutoring resources available to take advantage of to help you through your classes, as it is an accelerated program. Each term is 9 weeks of instruction and week 10 is finals. It all goes by very fast but as long as you stay on top of studying and your work you will adjust fine. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Good luck with your first term!

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abber has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Labor and Delivery.

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I graduated from the Ontario campus in 2015. Take as many pre-reqs as possible at a CC. The school is perfectly fine and your success is dependent on what you put into it. I was able to easily get a job in socal because i made myself known to professors as a hard worker. 

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On 3/5/2019 at 6:00 PM, slyvalleygrl said:

Hi I am a current student at west coast university. I am finishing my second term. I start nursing core in June so I can only speak for my general education experience so far. It is not a bad school but it is very expensive. Some professors are good some are bad like at any school.  The classes are blended in an online and in class format. And they generally meet once a week unless you have a science class with a lab then you meet twice a week. There are tutoring resources available to take advantage of to help you through your classes, as it is an accelerated program. Each term is 9 weeks of instruction and week 10 is finals. It all goes by very fast but as long as you stay on top of studying and your work you will adjust fine. If you have any other questions feel free to ask. Good luck with your first term!

Awesome! thank you! Did you have to relocate? I am looking for an apartment or student housing. Any recommendations? I will be taking a few general ed classes such as psychology, English and their mandatory classes that they offer. All of my classes transfer which is awesome, the only thing is I only took 1 of the English classes and 1 of the psychology so I will just take the other 2 at WCU. Thank you so much! I actually have a lot of questions! thank you so much !

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I live in the valley so I did not have to relocate. I don't know anything about student housing, I'm sorry I can't be any help with that. But as for regular apartments north hollywood can be pretty expensive. 1 bedrooms are anywhere from 1600-2000 plus. The surrounding areas like north hills, van nuys are more affordable. Just take your time looking there are options. So sounds like you will have 2 or 3 terms of general education before starting nursing core ?

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2 hours ago, slyvalleygrl said:

I live in the valley so I did not have to relocate. I don't know anything about student housing, I'm sorry I can't be any help with that. But as for regular apartments north hollywood can be pretty expensive. 1 bedrooms are anywhere from 1600-2000 plus. The surrounding areas like north hills, van nuys are more affordable. Just take your time looking there are options. So sounds like you will have 2 or 3 terms of general education before starting nursing core ?

Yea I been looking a lot, yea 2 terms before nursing core, I believe, capstone , fundamentals those Aren’t nursing core right? All of my prerequisites transfered I just didn’t take statistics or a second psychology and second English class so those are the only General ed classes and the ones they require that I need... I am taking the English class and psychology online. Any other ones I can take online ??

so those terms are they like part time ? Where I wouldn’t need to rent a place down there ? My house is 3 hours from campus. I have no idea what days of the week or times I will get so it’s making this real confusing and hard for me. Thanks for all your help !

 

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GE Capstone and Patho would be the last general ed classes. Then after is nursing core. Psych and english would be the only you classes you could take online. First year seminar only meets three times the whole term. And the rest is online. But as for statistics you couldn't take that online you would have to take it on campus. But classes only meet once a week for 3 and 1/2 hours so its not so bad. Each term is 10 weeks long and week 9 is review and week 10 is your final. So you will have eight weeks of instruction. It goes by so fast. They should give you your schedule about a month before once your finances are secured with the school. They pick classes for you so if your first term you are taking first year seminar and the rest of your classes online you would only attend class three times on campus the first ten weeks. You go to class weeks one and two and then again in week 9. So you could manage to stay where you are for the first term but thats alot of time spent driving.

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On 3/17/2019 at 10:34 AM, slyvalleygrl said:

GE Capstone and Patho would be the last general ed classes. Then after is nursing core. Psych and english would be the only you classes you could take online. First year seminar only meets three times the whole term. And the rest is online. But as for statistics you couldn't take that online you would have to take it on campus. But classes only meet once a week for 3 and 1/2 hours so its not so bad. Each term is 10 weeks long and week 9 is review and week 10 is your final. So you will have eight weeks of instruction. It goes by so fast. They should give you your schedule about a month before once your finances are secured with the school. They pick classes for you so if your first term you are taking first year seminar and the rest of your classes online you would only attend class three times on campus the first ten weeks. You go to class weeks one and two and then again in week 9. So you could manage to stay where you are for the first term but thats alot of time spent driving.

Thank you so much ! This helps a lot !!! Sounds like I could just get a motel for those times I need to during the first term! I will be just starting when you start your nursing core ! Good luck !! 

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12 hours ago, Paulag said:

Thank you so much ! This helps a lot !!! Sounds like I could just get a motel for those times I need to during the first term! I will be just starting when you start your nursing core ! Good luck !! 

Yea you could do that. Thank you ! I'm a little nervous about nursing core but excited to finally be done with GE classes. Good luck to you too ! And if you have anymore questions feel free to ask!

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