West Coast University Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,033 - $35,178
83% of 21 students said this degree improved their career prospects
14% of 21 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

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  • Reviewed: 10/5/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"West Coast university Ontario was not a good choice . I was looking to get into nursing school because I was tired of waiting. Wcu got me with the every 10 weeks is a different class . They don’t tell you quiz plus unnecessary busy online unreal senarios are required as well . I got dismissed with and overall Gpa 3.0 with 7 months left until graduation. They refused to let me back in because I failed with a C because my proctor exam took my critical score to a 74. The following term they eliminated the critical score and the proctor exam no longer weighed enough to drop your grade . Needless to say I was upset to find out the criteria that led to my dismissal was no longer in effect I was upset . I called the school they said because it’s a catalog change I’m still dismissed. Thousands down the drain and now I have start over from scratch . I do know ppl who are nurses and graduates from the school . They got jobs but was still completely clueless. Reason being no clinical sites even after clinical sites were open. Wcu had a bad reputation and many facilities were not welcome to WCu students . Now I’m in debt with no nursing degree where as on the other hand WESt coast is sitting pretty good with my student loans . I don’t recommend anyone attend this school. I know about 2 others who also got dismissed and around the same time as myself . I pray GOD has mercy on them for their greed . I do believe one day I will have my money and those responsible for being greedy will pay for their wrong doing ."
kimberly martinez
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school being a for-profit university is really out to get your money! Super expensive and offer no grants or scholarship.. you dependent on financial aid and they try to get you to sign and get on parent plus loans. The classes are a joke. I’ve seen so many promote it but no worth it. They have you take unnecessary classes.. I already have a bachelors and thought I’d get a second and major in nursing. Big mistake coming here."
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Please read these reviews because they are not coming from a bad place. This school really is bad. Often times the professors don't show up for clinicals and you are there not knowing what to do. This happened to me twice during different terms. The school and staff don't communicate or return texts, emails, calls. The staff and dean are not helpful, even when it's something as simple where do I do if a teacher doesn't show. The worst part of the situations that come up is that as a student you are responsible even though it's out of your hands. Each teacher uses their own rules as what is required even though someone in the same term/class don't have the same rules. They make excuses of finding that you are not compliant; for example flu shots are required prior to 8/31 even thought they don't come out till 9/1. complio requires one date but the school requires another and you have to pay for another term 7k. Please don't go to this school the issues are endless and the staff is very unprofessional."
  • Reviewed: 10/25/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Instructors in GE will help you succeed but when you get into CORE, it's the complete opposite. It really is a waste of time and money where financial aid will get back faster to you than academic advisors. The schools focus is on passing NCLEX so none of the other work matters. Deans will give instructors too much discretion in class. Instructors come from other jobs where there's no consistency. They don't reply to e-mails or calls and barely use the Remind app. They expect active learning to be more engaging and for you to be able to cover all the material without completely discussing concepts. Some of the instructors put simple power points up and it lacks content. So when you take ATI tests, students end up doing poorly because the content is completely different than what is being taught back."
  • Reviewed: 10/12/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school is a waste of time and money. If you are going to this school, you will regret it later. This school is a waste of time and money. For one class, they charged you $800.The passing grade is C+. They give you a lot of assignments in ati and many projects, but all of this does not provide you grade. It is a waste of time rather than preparing for tests. Please save yourself and do not attend this school."
Scammed student
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This school traps you with false promises. The staff turnover is ridiculous. The staff talks to adults like children. This is my 3rd degree I know how school works no need to talk down on your students/customers. They highly recommend you quit your job. They require you to have health insurance however they don’t provide you with any resources to find affordable care. When asked about help they said to refer to student hand book."
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The school is completely disorganized, students have no say on who their teachers are let alone when you have class. There is a reason they aren’t allowed to do clinicals at some hospitals. Pure laziness with administration and staff. Do not waste your money or time with such a horrendous “academic” institution."
Stephany V
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"WCU is all about money. They charge $599 PER credit for GenEd & then $799 PER credit for the Core Nursing classes. Mind you most of the classes are 2-3 credit classes so you are paying around $1200+ for just ONE class. I had a lot of aid given to me by FAFSA both loans & grants & I still wasn't able to pay my tuition. They only give you grants if you apply for private loans you literally HAVE to apply & if you get it you have to use it or its not considered exhausting all your options (which is the only way you grants from them). This school is all about money as you can see from how they charge you for your classes. If you have to wait to go somewhere then wait. Don't drown in debt for this school, I surely am not."
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This university is all about the money and not about the success of their students. They picture rainbows and sunshine during your walking tour and trying to convince you to attend there. In reality though all they see all the dollar signs and how much they can suck out of you. I’m a mother of two and even quit my job to focus strictly on school. Yet as most parents know certain life challenges happen that are out of your control. I passed all my pre reqs and made it into the nursing core program. Failed 2 courses by 2 points and was dismissed. I researched and knew that majority of nursing programs will kick you out after 2 failed courses. That’s when I found out there was an appeal option. Well that’s what I did .. I appealed and even submitted proof of kids hospital visits, surgery records imaging reports, etc (practically my life in a letter) was poured I to this appeal and still got denied. After contacting the staff I was told that not only my hard situations played in the decision but my GPA, and attendance. She told me that since my GPA dropped 2 points from when I started, that this also had to do with their response. So much happened since starting school like father passing away , becoming pregnant , and raising kids while husband worked out of state and still kept going the best I could. Nope .. that wasn’t enough and still received a bill to pay same day I received my denial letter. Long story short this school doesn’t care about their students and they definitely don’t try to work with the students who have some life struggles yet still trying to better their education. Now you’re just left with a high school loan debt. On top of all this I referred about 3 friends here ( big mistake). Bad experience here .. DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!"
Sajeetha Mahinda
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"West coast university sounds fantastic when you go in for your tour. They offer everything that you could possible need to pass their courses. The truth is, the nicest department is the financial aid department. You do not get the customer service or quality education you deserve for the money you pay. Staff is passive aggressive, they do not work with you. The program gives you a RIDICULOUS amount of busy unnecessary work that you do not have actual time to study the material for the tests that matter. They send out letters of concern to students when they aren't passing. The teachers dont always go over missed concepts and there is no way for you to see what you got wrong on your exams. How are you to learn from your mistakes? The teachers that are provided for certain subjects are ridiculous. For the money youre paying you would think youd be getting the best of the best. We are sooooo consumed trying to complete assignments that dont count to our actual passing grade that there is hardly any time to study and do well on the exams that matter and will help us pass NCLEX. If i could do it again i'd choose another school."
Curtis Clark
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/23/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Wiljon Guarin
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"(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!"
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"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"
Jess Taylors
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
New grad 2018
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
Kyle Henry
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"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"
Shaina Abenojar
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"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."