88% of students
West Coast University is an accelerated program that aids you in achieving your goals in a timely manner. Their resources are extensive, the campus resources are widely available, and the professors and staff administrators work to accommodate you as much as possible.
At times, it can be difficult to communicate with administrative staff and they do not always email you back. Communication can be lacking as well. For example, you will receive an email one term notifying you of where you are being placed for clinical, and yet for another term, you receive no notification and have to go through the hassle of finding it yourself. Lastly, the high cost of education is the greatest downside.
It's very expensive, but if you want a quicker route, I would recommend it.
The administration can be slow to respond.
Everything else, especially the administration-very little support for students and didn’t want to hear us. Literally just there for their paycheck.
One of the most valuable pieces of information about West Coast University is that they are available online. I was able to move from Colorado to Alaska and continue my education. This was of great assistance to me. When I missed an assignment I would receive messages from my professors to remind me that my assignment was late. This happened during my moving process and they were very understanding. I can't wait to receive my degree and jump-start my future.
It was a little difficult to maneuver the Canvas platform, but once you get the hang of it the process is fine. Sometimes it can be hard to reach a professor due to the different time zones and professors being in other parts of the country.
Most professors are great at what they do and are more than willing to help students reach success. They are included in the many resources the school provides to help students pass their classes. There are also great volunteer opportunities and services to jumpstart students’ careers, including interview training, job offers, and networking.
The material is taught mostly online until in-hospital clinicals, which made me feel underprepared for actually caring for patients. It would be nice to spend more time actively doing skills than to watch videos or read about it.
Staff and professors are adamant about helping you be successful and most treat you like family. Really great environment.
While a little pricey, the overall atmosphere is refreshing and is accredited.