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West Coast University Miami (Doral), Florida


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Hello Everyone,

I am starting this post for anyone attending or applying to West Coast University in Miami (Doral) Florida. West Coast University has a brand spanking new campus in Florida and they are offering a 39 month BSN program. I am currently going through the admissions process. The staff is extremely professional and helpful. So far I am very impressed. Getting into nursing school in South Florida is very competitive and WCU is helping to make this a seamless process for me.

Please voice your thoughts, comments etc.


Specializes in ED,CVOR,OR. Has 2 years experience.

West Coast University is accredited by the CCNE. Since it is a California school with a campus in Florida the accreditation can be found under CA.

The purpose of accreditation is to validate that an institution or program is doing what it says it is doing and that the institution is operating within the scope and standards of the accrediting body. In many respects, accreditation is a quality assurance program wherein professionals from outside of the institution review the university based upon the standards of the accrediting body.

There are two types of academic accreditation, as recognized by the United States Department of Education: Institutional and Programmatic. Institutional accreditation reviews and approves entire colleges or universities. There are two types of institutional accreditation: regional and national. Regional accreditation, as the name implies, is geographically specific. California falls within the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) regional accrediting body. Historically, regional bodies accredited traditional public and private universities. National accreditation bodies accredit institutions, regardless of their geographic location. National accrediting bodies also tend to focus on institutions that are more career-focused.

Programmatic accreditation refers to specialized accreditation based on specific programs of study. Commonly known bodies include the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). These bodies have no oversight or authority over institutions- they simply have oversight for specific programs of study.

Not all institutions are accredited. Accreditation is voluntary. However, only institutions accredited by accrediting bodies recognized by the United States Department of Education (such as West Coast University) are allowed to participate in Title IV financial aid programs.

While an accredited institution may have multiple programmatic accreditations, they typically have only one institutional accreditation: regional or national. West Coast University is a university accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission to award Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Additionally, WCU's Bachelor in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Buuuut its like 15K a semester, are you serious? For nursing?


Specializes in ED,CVOR,OR. Has 2 years experience.

Hello VegasVet. Here in Florida the tuition is $12,250 which is comparable to the tuition charged in the private nursing schools here in the south Florida area. The state schools usually have thousands of applicants, waiting lists and lotteries and the private school options are convenient for non traditional students and those that do not have a perfect academic record. See below:


West Coast University


Barry $14,080 per semester


University of Miami

NSU Undergraduate Student Tuition and Fees

Nova Southeastern University

Tuition & Fees | Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Hello everyone! I am new to this thread. I just started WCU last month.


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Hello NoelleBSN welcome. How do you like it so far? Did you receive an scholarships?

Hello Ready4Nurse. I am liking it so far this is my first semester. I received one and I'm going to apply for one when this semester is over.


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Hello NoelleBSN. If you are at the Doral campus I have probably met you before. Congrats on your scholarship.

Thank you Ready4Nurse! How do you like it so far? How many terms have you been there?

Good morning. I just took the TEAS V test last week in West Coast University, and i DID NOT pass the test. I love that school, and i would like to start this semester. Which book or website did you use for the TEAS V, i need to pass that test. Thank you


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Hi NoelleBSN I made the decision to attend a 12 month program instead. It is less time and more cost effective for me.

Hi Ready4Nurse. That's good to hear! What school did u find?