West Coast University Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

2.35 out of 5 stars
(13 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $26,635 - $34,835
83% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
23% of 13 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.1 out of 5 stars
Curtis Clark - 11/5/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
"Stay as far as you can from this place, it is a total rip-off. The school does not prepare you for a career in nursing. There have been several graduates express this to me while I have been going here, in fact, they do not teach you the necessary skills that help you develop as a nurse. Also, the skills are just passed along and never performed. Therefore, this hurts you when you have to perform these necessary skills in a hospital scenario. The professors are not interested in the student's success for the money you are going to pay the school is not worth your time."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Ashlee - 10/23/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"So far this program has had ups & downs. Some hate it and some love it. I feel that I am learning and will be prepared as nurse. The right professors are challenging and prepare students for skills and future courses. It is not true that you will not be hired as a nurse if you go to this school, I know plenty that have! Overall- would recommend if you were in my spot at fighting every ADN program in Socal for a spot even with almost perfect grades."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Wiljon Guarin - 4/16/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"(Disclaimer: I did not graduate from this school. It was added for requirement purposes) I left and went to another school. If this school doesn't care about you as a student then how can it teach you how to care about patients as people. This impersonal school will train you to be an impersonal nurse. Now you can say, "I'd rather be an impersonal nurse with good nursing skills than a personal nurse with bad nursing skills." Let me tell you, their classes are so easy that the reason I left to another school was because I was getting a 3.96 GPA from this school from all their open book quizzes and pointless discussions on topics that forced you to simply regurgitate material. Not to say that this school was useless. I learned alot from the research class and I'm thankful I took research there because it was so challenging!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Susan - 7/24/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"Please save yourself and do not attend this school. This school is a waste of time and money. Students have no voices. There is no open door policy. Everything is copy paste. Everyone knows the test bank. 10 weeks and blended. If you want to learn how to save life this is not the school for you but if you want to be a maid and no hospital gives you a job, this is your school. This school is a business and for profit. Students attend clinical with fake lashes and nail polish. My instructors told me so many wrong informations. Instructors are not ready for class meeting and material. Go to a school that are fair with your time and money"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Jess Taylors - 10/18/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Alex - 7/13/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
New grad 2018 - 5/17/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Kyle Henry - 4/4/2018
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
NursingStudent - 9/29/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Shaina Abenojar - 12/13/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."