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We can’t wait to help you achieve your new nursing career! Our admissions team will help you figure out the ideal program to set you on the right path for your future. As experts in our nursing programs, they’re ready to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process.

To join the WCUI School of Nursing family, prospective students will be given a tour of the facilities and interview with an Admissions Representative. During the interview process, our Admissions Representatives will provide important entrance requirements, program learning objectives and requirements, disclosures of completion, placement rates, and licensure rates, tuition rates and payment plans, and your professional educational goals. Please review the list of general admissions requirements for each nursing program below or download our school catalog for a complete list of admissions requirements and procedures.

College Catalog

Sample Application

GENERAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Set an appointment with an Admissions Representative for an interview and to tour the campus
  • Complete an Enrollment Application.
  • Submit proof of having graduated from an accredited high school or the equivalent (see examples below) 
  • Submit a copy of an unexpired valid government-issued photo ID (driver’s license or an identification card)
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Write a personal 500-word essay, in English, on why you want to pursue this career path.
  • Be able to read, speak, and write English.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Upon acceptance, sign an Enrollment Agreement and submit a $100.00 Registration Fee (refundable within 3 days after signing the Enrollment Agreement)

Acceptance into the programs is conditional upon meeting all deadlines to complete funding paperwork. 

If enrollments exceed class availability, files will be reviewed by the campus director and notification of acceptance or denial will be mailed within 2 weeks prior to your scheduled start date. 

Applicants enrolling in the programs offered by WCUI must show proof of having graduated from either an accredited high school or the equivalent recognized by the US Department of Education. The following are some examples: 

  • High school diploma or high school transcript
  • General Education Diploma (GED) or State Equivalent Test
  • State tests (also referred as state-authorized examinations) such as the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), as well as those established by states—for example the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
  • Foreign secondary diploma translated and evaluated (at the applicants expense) by an evaluation agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
  • An academic transcript showing that the student has successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree (including a previously earned bachelor’s degree)

Consumer Info

WCUI does not discriminate based on an individual’s race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. For more information regarding WCUI’s Non-Discrimination Policy, please see the Catalog.

Arbitration and Class Action Waiver Disclosure: West Coast Ultrasound Institute (“WCUI”) requires each student to agree to a pre-dispute arbitration agreement and a class action waiver as a condition of enrollment (“Arbitration Agreement”).  The Arbitration Agreement does not, in any way, limit, relinquish, or waive a student’s ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e) at any time.  The Arbitration Agreement does not require that the student participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by WCUI prior to filing a borrower defense to repayment application with the U.S. Department of Education pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e).  Any arbitration, required by the Arbitration Agreement, tolls (pauses) the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(e)(6)(ii) for the length of time that the arbitration proceeding is underway.  Any questions about the Arbitration Agreement or a dispute relating to a student’s Title IV Federal student loans or to the provision of educational services for which the loans were provided should be directed to WCUI’s Chief Operating Officer, Andrew High, at andrew.high@wcui.edu or (310) 289-5123.

VOCATIONAL NURSING REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admissions requirements, below are requirements for the Vocational Nursing program:

Vocational Nursing Applicants must:

  • Pass the Entrance Exam
  • Submit a 500-word essay on “Why I would like to be a nurse?”
  • Be interviewed by the Vocational Nursing Program Director and/or Assistant Program Director, or Campus Director.
  • Applicants who are accepted in the Vocational Nursing program and request to receive credit for prior nursing education courses completed must submit an official transcript within the application deadline.
  • Meet our General Admissions requirements found in our school catalog.

PRACTICAL NURSING REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admissions requirements, below are requirements for the Practical Nursing program:

Practical Nursing Applicants must:

  • Complete the HESI test with 70% or better.
  • Submit a 500-word essay on “Why I would like to be a nurse?”
  • Interview with the Director of Practical Nursing or designee.
  • All applicants must prove US citizenship or legal residence to receive a license to practice nursing in Arizona. See www.azbn.gov for a list of acceptable documents.
  • Any prospective WCUI School of Nursing student whose principal language is other than English will be required to take the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with an English proficiency passing standard score of 84 and a minimum speaking score of 26 as per the current NCSBN and AZBN guidelines.
  • Meet our General Admissions requirements found in our school catalog.

Health Care Experience – Provide one (1) of the following heath care experiences:

  • Arizona State certification as a CNA or LNA License in good standing OR provide proof of successful completion of the nursing assistant program.
  • The applicant must have completed a MA certification class.
  • Must hold an EMS certification in good standing.
  • Other Health Care experience can be considered on a case by case basis (examples: healthcare tech, military medic, partial completion of another PN program with passing grades).

RN TO BSN REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admissions requirements, below are requirements for the RNto BSN program:

RN to BSN applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Interview with the Nursing Program Director, Assistant Program Director, or Campus Director.
  • Provide proof of current unencumbered RN license.
  • Provide official college transcripts of an associate degree in Nursing from an accredited postsecondary educational institution or recognized foreign institution.
  • Meet our General Admissions requirements found in our school catalog.

ACCREDITATION AND APPROVALS

WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Nursing is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to provide educational services in the State of California. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.

Licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (AZPPSE) to provide educational services in the state of Arizona.

Approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to administer Title IV Federal Financial Aid to those students who qualify.

Approved by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Education (AZDVS) and approved for the training of Veterans and eligible persons under the provisions of Title 38.

Approved for training of active-duty service members through the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Tuition Assistance Program (TA).

Authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students through the United States Department of Homeland Security, SEVP – Student and Exchange Visitor Program.

WCUI’s Academic Associates of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging program is programmatically accredited by ARMRIT.

WCUI’s Vocational Nursing program at the Los Angeles and Ontario, California campus is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)

WCUI’s Practical Nursing program at the Phoenix campus is provisionally approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing (AZBN).

WCUI’s Phoenix campus is a certified Veterans Supportive Campus.

TRANSFERRING TO WCUI

WCUI will give you the preparation you need to increase your impact, so complete your journey here. We make the transfer process straightforward and painless because we know you’re ready to advance your career today.

Applicants with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) must transfer in 90 quarter credit hours (or equivalent) with a minimum of 30 quarter credits of general education courses from the following disciplines: written and oral communication, mathematics, humanities (history, performing arts, visual arts, languages), natural sciences (microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology) and social sciences (psychology, sociology). Typical ADN core/clinical nursing courses for transfer credit include: fundamentals in nursing, pharmacology, medical and surgical nursing, maternity nursing, pediatric nursing, gerontological nursing, psychiatric nursing, leadership in nursing, and preceptorship in nursing. Some institutions combine a series of core or clinical courses and give one generic course name.

For guidance through the transfer process, please contact one of our admissions representatives today.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

WCUI is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

International students must also complete or provide the following after they have been accepted for enrollment in order to receive the I-20 form to apply for an F-1 or M-1 student visa:

  • A Confidential Statement of Finances: An official letter, or bank statement, must be submitted certifying that there are enough funds available for one academic year of tuition and living expenses
  • Payment of the first 6 months of tuition in advance
  • A copy of their passport
  • A copy of the I-94 card/printout
  • Take a TOEFL test used to measure English skills and pass with a score of 62 or higher or submit proof of English Language proficiency
  • A translated and evaluated (at the applicant’s expense) foreign secondary diploma

Academic Calendar

Sept 28
Fall Term Starts - Weekday & Weeknight Classes
Oct 4
Fall Term Starts - Weekend Classes
Oct 21
Lift Every Voice Live Webinar Event Pt I
Nov 11
Veterans Day - Campuses are closed (No Classes)