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Please do not waste your time with this school. It is not worth it, I got into this school expecting the best experience. But along the way I learned that the professors do not really care about your success at the school. Im still enrolled in the school but Im thinking of leaving because every term so many intelligent students are getting kicked out for the smallest reasons, even some that has gotten so close to the finish line. I dont know about the other campuses but in the Miami campus the courses are made harder than they should be. The professors are not very understanding they act really intense ( as if they were not students once themselves). You will literally be sitting at the edge with this school. I dont think this school is worth it. I rushed into this school do not make the same mistake I made, do proper research, and ask friends and family about any school first. Trust me there are other schools out there with a lower tuition that will get you the same degree. West coast simply makes it seem impossible to become a nurse. They only have such a high NCLEXX passing rate because they literally dont have that many people taking it; every body keeps getting kicked out stuck with a loan. The terms are really short, youll be testing every class, the lectures are short (not learning youll be in the books ). Try to get into a school that will be fair with you, your time, and money.
So I realized Ive always wanted to be a nurse practitioner even before I graduated the registered nursing program but didnt have my year experience yet. I was conviced to complete with the MSN while I wait to complete my first year so I pretty much had no break since nursing school. The whole point of me going to this school was so I can attend the nurse practitioner program and I was convinced it would be a smooth transition for me as long as I keep my gpa up and I was informed they give exceptions to students who have received degrees there. So although I am a single mother with no child support with two kids going to school and working full time with my clinicals an hour and a half away from me I managed to get a 3.96 just to make sure I kept my chances high along with great recommendation letter. They had me do an interview where I was told to sign in 10-15 minutes ahead the initial interview schedule which I did but whoever set up the interview lost track of time so by the time I was connected I was told they had waited 20 minutes for me which clearly wasnt my fault as I was already signed in and whoever set up the interview emailed and apologized for the delay due to losing track of time. So that started out great I guess. The whole interview was a waste of time considering I couldnt hear them and pretty much all that hard work I did to prepare myself for the fnp program was also a waste of time as they told me I needed more experience and I wasnt articulate enough. Here is where I have an issue. I completed the msn program at your school with a 3.96 and in the end I was told I wasnt articulate enough so really you just admitted your own education system sucks. You guys educated me I have a 3.96 from YOUR school yet I wasnt articulate enough? I pretty much went months with out sleep for nothing. They told me I can attend in May but the whole point of me going to a post masters program was to be able to complete the fnp faster even though in the end I found it was pretty much the same time. Their post masters fnp program is already way too long as it is for a post masters and me waiting four months when I have mouths to feed isnt an option when Ive already put my family and life on hold for so long. Go to National University, post masters only 9 months, cheaper, and they admit you based on your completion of your requirements.
The program itself does prepare you for some parts of Nursing such as the pharmacology and critical care aspects but there are other classes such as ethics, nutrition, and disaster which are a waste of time. The classes are too easy which lowers the integrity of the classes. They need to change the tests because everyone has test banks and just pass them on to each other.
I feel like the school delivered what they promised. I got to graduate with my BSN extremely fast. The program was not perfect. My main complains were towards school administration not necessarily the program or teachers. With the exception of two teachers (in 3 years), all my other teachers were amazing and really cared for the students' success. I still keep in contact with some of my teachers, many of them wrote me letters of recommendations and some of them are actively helping me find a job.
The school does exactly what they say they'll do. If you are accepted into the program, and study hard, you will graduate in the time frame they provide for you. I attended the North Hollywood campus, where you will find only a handful of teachers who are there to shape you into a great nurse. You will notice that the Deans are there only to make money, and have no real care in helping you succeed, but if you reach out to the right teaching staff, you will have no problems in navigating and being successful in the program.
DO NOT attend this school. All they are is money hungry, they will raise tuition without warning and they LOVE to fail students and dismiss them out of the program. Although that has not happened to me yet, I believe the curriculum is set up poorly. You really need to teach yourself
WCU really opened up the idea of thinking outside the box through alternative ways to treat a patient, especially with the interactive Interprofessionals Day. By learning about other healthcare members, I could work towards helping my patient in their overall health. Because of the cost, however, I do wish there were other opportunities with financial aid. I also wished there was less peer-teaching, but had more professor-led lectures. Professors were experienced and used creative ways to help instill concepts for study.
West Coast University is an accelerated school in which you finish in 36 months. It is very fast paced. The instructors are very helpful and there are many resources available to you. The Ontario campus is clean and organized which makes for a better learning experience.
Dear future student, West Coast helps with accelerated learning and advancement. You will deal with a lot during your tenure at West Coast, but you will reap the benefits of actual hands on training that will prepare you for the medical world. The teachers and instructors will test you on real-life situations and teach you how to act on instant. Good luck!