Program Highlights

  • Advance your degree from an LPN to a BSN in as few as 34 months at the accelerated program pace.
  • Start studying faster so you can begin making a difference sooner with no waitlists
  • Practice in technologically advanced skills and simulations labs to help master your skills and build confidence before you start your career
  • Make an immediate impact once you become a nurse with clinical experiences across our 1,000+ partner locations in Texas, Florida, and California
  • Get help preparing for your licensure exam with tutoring and one-on-one counseling
  • Evening and weekend option available for working students
  • West Coast University is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and its nursing programs are programmatically accredited by CCNE

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LPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Why?

Why advance from an LPN to BSN?

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “The transformation of the healthcare system offers unlimited opportunities for nurses at the baccalaureate and graduate levels as care in urban and rural settings becomes more accessible. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of RNs will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2026, due largely to growing demand in settings such as hospitals, community health centers, home care, and long-term care.

The increased complexity of health problems and increased management of health problems out of the hospitals require highly educated and well-prepared nurses at the baccalaureate and graduate levels.”*

*https://www.aacnnursing.org/Nursing-Education-Programs/Baccalaureate-Education

Our LPN to BSN students continue to support healthier communities—throughout their education.

West Coast University-Miami offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program designed to help make the most of your LPN education and experience—and that includes integrated opportunities to make a real difference in the community while you earn your advanced degree.

At WCU in Miami, you'll become an integral part of our support for the Miami-Dade community. From local health events, to providing aid to patients at home and abroad—you'll have the opportunity to make a difference from day one, while making professional connections and deepening relationships that can last a lifetime.

Take your experience somewhere new

And because West Coast University-Miami builds relationships with an impressive list of clinical partners, each student has unique opportunities to gain hands-on experience working in real community environments—matched to support their individual interests and career goals.

What is an LPN to BSN Program?

A BSN is rapidly becoming the degree that opens doors. Our LPN to BSN program enhances your career outlook by giving you the opportunity to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in an accelerated format--helping you leverage your current degree and experience to give you a head start.

LPN to BSN Degree at West Coast University

Complete the LPN to BSN program at West Coast University in as little as 34 months. WCU can match your passion for the nursing profession with a focused healthcare education—in a unique, immersive environment filled with nurses and educators who share your dedication to nursing. We'll help you build proficiency and confidence in a truly collaborative environment that blends theory and simulation with hands-on community involvement.

Our student-centric philosophy offers you several advantages:

  • No Waitlists! Once you have been assigned a start date, you won't have to worry about waitlists to get the classes you need.
  • Multiple starts throughout the year – classes begin every 10 weeks.
  • Gain real-life experience at WCU in our technologically advanced Simulation Center - from routine events to crisis situations—learn the “nursing process” and enhance your critical thinking skills
  • Develop hands-on experience at one of our 1,000 clinical sites across Texas, Florida and California and get the chance to help real patients
  • Graduate in as little as 34 months. Our concentrated curriculum will help you stay on track with your career goals.
  • Scholarships available- accepting applications for both merit-based and needs-based scholarships — see what you might qualify for.
  • Volunteer with community outreach opportunities
  • West Coast University is institutionallyaccredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and its nursing programs are programmatically accredited by CCNE

Challenge/Advanced Placement for Military Personnel

Individuals who have held Military Health Care Training may be eligible to receive credit for previous education training.

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Nursing Challenge Exam Additional Requirements

Focused and Advanced Nursing Program Curriculum

West Coast University's concentrated and advanced LPN to BSN program curriculum will help you graduate in as little as 34 months so that you can stay on track with your career goals.

No Waitlists or Secondary Applications

At WCU, once you are assigned a start date, you won't have to worry about waitlists or secondary applications to get the classes you need*. With multiple starts throughout the year—our advanced nursing education programs begin every 10 weeks—the decision you make today could pay off sooner than you may have imagined.

100 Years of Advanced Nursing Education

For over 100 years, WCU has been dedicated to advanced professional education in California, and now we are combining technologically enhanced simulation and rich hands-on experiences to create a new breed of healthcare professionals.

Each campus has a technologically advanced Simulation Center and dedicated professionals to help you on your accelerated path to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

*Students that have been conditionally accepted will be required to meet all admission requirements in order to advance into Nursing core courses. All students must progress normally and successfully pass their courses in order to advance into Nursing core courses. Students should review their program specific requirements located in the University Catalog for more information.

What is nursing school accreditation?

An accredited learning institution is regularly assessed to ensure that its programs meet or exceed standards set by an independent review board.

Is West Coast University an accredited nursing school?

West Coast University is institutionally accredited and its nursing programs are programmatically accredited.

Who accredits nursing programs at West Coast University?

Institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The University's nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

 Why is BSN Accreditation important for a nursing school?

Accreditation is designed to ensure that a school adheres to high education standards. This is particularly important when transferring credits or applying to graduate programs. It enhances your resume and helps when applying for jobs.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has established the following Program Learning Outcomes, which flow directly from the College of Nursing's mission and philosophy. These outcomes reflect what students should expect to have learned upon graduation.

  1. Support professional nursing practice decisions with concepts and theories from the biological, physical and social sciences.
  2. Plan preventive and population focused interventions with attention to effectiveness, efficiency, cost, and equity.
  3. Support therapeutic nursing interventions for patients and families in a variety of healthcare and community settings using evidence-based practice.
  4. Apply nursing process and critical thinking when providing holistic, patient centered nursing care to diverse populations.
  5. Design health care education for individuals, families, and communities.
  6. Comply with the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct in practice.
  7. Develop an effective communication style to interact with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary health team.
  8. Model leadership with providing safe, quality nursing care; coordinating the healthcare team; and when tasked with oversight and accountability for care delivery.
  9. Use patient-care technology and information systems when providing nursing care in a variety of settings.

West Coast University has established the following Program Learning Outcomes, which flow directly from the College of Nursing's mission and philosophy. In short, this is what you, as a student of WCU's nursing program, can expect to have learned when you graduate.

  1. Support professional nursing practice decisions with concepts and theories from the biological, physical and social sciences.
  2. Plan preventive and population focused interventions with attention to effectiveness, efficiency, cost, and equity.
  3. Support therapeutic nursing interventions for patients and families in a variety of healthcare and community settings using evidence-based practice.
  4. Apply nursing process and critical thinking when providing holistic, patient centered nursing care to diverse populations.
  5. Design health care education for individuals, families, and communities.
  6. Comply with the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct in practice.
  7. Develop an effective communication style to interact with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary health team.
  8. Model leadership with providing safe, quality nursing care; coordinating the healthcare team; and when tasked with oversight and accountability for care delivery.
  9. Use patient care technology and information systems when providing nursing care in a variety of settings.

Support Beyond Graduation

West Coast University supports its LPN to BSN students in California & Texas beyond the last day of class. We are committed to helping our graduates throughout their careers.

Through our Career Service Department,  we provide ongoing assistance with professional and career development through workshops and guidance for our LPN to BSN students and graduates. We partner with industry professionals and enhance the prospects for securing employment and obtaining professional success.

Admission to Programs with Prerequisite Requirements

West Coast University offers several programs that require prospective students to complete prerequisites prior to admission. Prospective students who meet all other requirements for admission, but who lack prerequisite coursework required for admission, may be admitted in order to complete that coursework.

Learn more about requirements in the catalog here.

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