west coast university for second BS ?

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Anybody thinking of or currently attending West coast university for the 3 year BSN program that already has a BS in another field. I might be crazy, but I'm burned out of trying to apply and competing for the ASBN programs here in CA, and am considering this route.

Any advice or feedback would be helpful.

Music in My Heart

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Last time I checked they were not accredited. For that reason I would be reluctant to go there. On the other hand, they are approved by the CA BON so if that's where you can get in, you can afford it, and you're chomping at the bit, that is a valid way to become a nurse.


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yes, your right... this is taken from there website "

"West Coast University (WCU) has started a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and admitted its first group of students in November 2008. The university then became eligible to apply for national nursing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accreditation commission of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The site visit portion of the application occurs April 27-29, 2009."

Soooo.. looks like there in the process of applying for accreditation.... Good things to know. Without this accreditation... are students able to get fininacal aid?


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I am applying there as a second BS.

I'm not sure if you've heard, but WCU is now officially CCNE accredited! :D


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Yes, it looks like West Coast University is CCNE accredited now! On October 7th, 2009, I got this e-mail from them:

"Greetings! I have great news that I want to share with you.

I received an email this weekend that confirmed that WCU was granted the full five year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). We are very proud of this accomplishment. We spent over 18 months preparing for the review committee and for site visits – it looks like all the hard work paid off!"

They look like a good choice for me, but they still look really expensive.


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I'm taking the HESI in November, so hopefully i can learn more about the school when i'm there...including finance :/


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Specializes in Observation, Telemetry, Stroke.

After you're done taking the HESI, you'll get your score report, and they'll take you to financial aid shortly after. That's what they did with me. But since I wasn't so sure about enrolling that day, I never got to the financial aid part.

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