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Our Admissions and Financial Aid team are bringing the enrollment process to you! To guarantee the safety of you and our staff, WCUI has virtual appointments available so you can learn more about our nursing programs, funding your education, and the enrollment process. Be in demand, protect your community, and schedule an interview with us today!
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.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
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:
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 email@example.com 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:
PRACTICAL NURSING REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admissions requirements, below are requirements for the Practical Nursing program:
Practical Nursing Applicants must:
Health Care Experience – Provide one (1) of the following heath care experiences:
RN TO BSN REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the general admissions requirements, below are requirements for the RNto BSN program:
RN to BSN applicants must:
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 accepts transfer credit based on equivalent coursework. The Director of Nursing will determine equivalency. Please refer to the Transfer Credit Policy located in the nursing handbook.
RN-to-BSN Program: 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.
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.
For guidance through the transfer process, please contact one of our admissions representatives today.
Students with military healthcare experience may petition to complete assessments for advanced placement through the Challenge Examination process at the time they are accepted and matriculate into the ADN program. All military coursework and experience on veterans’ transcript reviews, military service records, and credits-by-exam will be taken into consideration when determining the quantity and quality of applicable competencies in compliance with federal, state, and accreditation regulations. Quarter credits will be awarded to didactic and clinical nursing courses for licensure.
To assist military veterans with healthcare experience in obtaining advanced placement into the ADN program, applicants must meet the program admission requirements to be considered for advanced placement.
Challenge Exam Process
The program will determine the course(s) the veteran or corpsman must complete based on the criterion established by the college. Admissions to the program is on a space-available basis and is not guaranteed.
Veterans with military healthcare experience and an LVN
Veterans with military healthcare experience and not licensed (not an LVN)
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: