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West Coast University was founded in 1909 as an ophthalmology school. It continued to expand and, in the 1950s, became one of the first schools to offer bachelor’s degrees for working adults. Today, the university focuses on delivering accelerated health care programs on three campuses in California. Students can choose from a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an RN-BSN bridge program.

Key Features

  • Students get hands-on learning in laboratories equipped with the latest medical training equipment.
  • The BSN program can be completed in just over three years.
  • The university has a year-round semester schedule, so students can start the BSN program every 10 weeks.
  • The RN-BSN program can be completed in 18 months.


West Coast University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Financial aid available to those who qualify. WCU cannot guarantee employment. West Coast University accredited by the Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For more information about West Coast University’s accreditations, please visit
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