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A big congratulations are in order for our California campus nursing students! The current California NCLEX Pass Rates at our Ontario campus is 89.47% and 86.67% at our Los Angeles campus! We are so proud of our nursing students and all the hard work they put into their education to be the best nurses they can be.

THANK YOU HEALTHCARE HEROES

With the upcoming nursing shortage and the sudden pandemic our world is battling, nurses are as critical as ever to healthcare. The care and resilience nurses at all levels provide our friends and family inspires us daily. Nurses are standing alongside doctors, technologists, and other medical professionals taking care of our communities. We want to thank all of our nurses out there for keeping us safe while risking their own health. Whether you are a WCUI School of Nursing LVN or not, we stay home for you! 

OUR WORLD NEEDS NURSES

If you have ever considered a career as a nurse, now is the time to start. Our WCUI Vocational Nursing program is now available online through the COVID-19 crisis so you can pursue a nursing career while you stay safe at home. By combining the use of virtual simulation and interactive online lectures, we are able to provide the education you expect from WCUI School of Nursing.

NCLEX-PN reviews are integrated during classes at each level of the program* to help you prepare for the NCLEX exam after graduation. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with the material and testing format of the NCLEX exam and see where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Our nursing faculty is always on-hand to provide further NCLEX reviews and study assistance throughout the VN program to help our nursing students succeed.

Are you interested in becoming a licensed vocational nurse? We are currently enrolling at our Los Angeles and Ontario campuses for the Summer term start in June 2020! Our admissions team is ready to assist you through the process and figure out if our vocational nursing program is the right move for your healthcare career. Virtual Admissions Interviews are available! Give us a call at (888)315-4993 or email admissions@wcui.edu.

 

For more information on prepping for the NCLEX exam visit:
https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm
https://nursejournal.org/articles/6-things-to-know-about-the-nclex-examination/

For more information on the licensure requirements in California: https://www.nursinglicensure.org/state/nursing-license-california.html

* Current NCLEX Quarter Rates up through Qtr4 2019. Please see www.bvnpt.ca.gov for per campus rates.
* WCUI’s Vocational Nursing program only leads to licensure in the State of California.

WCUI prides itself on having interesting and inspirational faculty and staff at all our campuses, who are dedicated to our student’s success. We are excited to introduce the first of many installments where WCUI sits down with one of our many talented faculty members to learn a little bit more about them beyond the classroom.

Name: Dr. Raafat Baheeg

Title: Lead Instructor of Medical Sciences and Regional Director of EKG and CVT at the WCUI Los Angeles Campus

Who is Dr. Raafat Baheeg?

Dr. Raafat Baheeg is a man of many talents. Not only is he an amazing instructor at the WCUI Los Angeles campus, but he is also an orthopedic surgeon, a musician, and a composer with his own home studio to produce worship music. Dr. Raafat prides himself on expanding his horizons beyond medicine and education. He loves music and being creative just as much as he loves teaching his students. Before joining WCUI in 2011, Dr. Raafat practiced medicine in Egypt where he met his wife. In 2005, Dr. Raafat and his family moved to the States. Dr. Raafat’s wife is an architect for the California Baptist University, his son is a top salesman for T-Mobile, and his daughter is currently studying for her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Hope University.

Why WCUI?

Dr. Raafat was an instructor in many subjects prior to joining the WCUI team. He taught piano and languages, such as Arabic, to a multitude of different types of students. He absolutely loved teaching, but after being away from medicine for 20 years he wanted to return to the medical field. He had a mission to change students’ lives and so he found West Coast Ultrasound Institute.

“Dr. Baheeg is a great professor. He cares about the students’ educational goals. He is really passionate about teaching and cares if students learn the material in his class. He established my love for medicine. I wish he would teach other classes except for anatomy and physiology.” – A previous student on RateMyProfessor.com

Teaching Methods

Dr. Raafat prefers an interactive classroom where he asks the students a lot of questions to keep them focused on the topic. In return, he expects his students to ask him questions and provide feedback to gauge their learning, as well as, keep them interested. He takes his class very seriously because he wants his students to understand the seriousness of the profession

they are studying for. Dr. Raafat explains that when they enter the workforce they are changing people’s lives. As the doctor’s eyes, the images they collect will help the doctor make a diagnosis. If they do not collect the full picture, then doctors could potentially make the wrong diagnosis, thus affecting the patient’s care. Dr. Raafat asserts that he wants to build the students to not just be imaging techs but medical professionals.

“Dr. Baheeg is THE BEST PROFESSOR for anatomy and physiology. I took his class last semester. I had little knowledge about the human body but his explanations will improve your understanding by 100%. His lectures are fun! And he always uses small stories to explain body functions which are hilarious and easy to understand! Would definitely take him again” – A previous Student on RateMyProfessor.com

Dr. Raafat describes that his goal for his students is to build them a pyramid of knowledge and skills: First he must build them a background of knowledge, then work on their critical thinking to tackle issues, next expand their skills, and finally build their confidence. To do this he sees everything through the students’ eyes and tries to connect the topics in class to the students’ lives. His determination to connect with his students shines through the numerous positive reviews left by past and current students.

Favorite Memory of His Students

Dr. Raafat recalls his favorite memory of his students is the appreciation he sees in their eyes when they leave the classroom. To him, changing his students’ lives is the most fulfilling experience of being an instructor. He constantly has students coming back months and years after his course, saying they miss him and they miss his class. His persistence to build a connection with each student year after year exemplifies everything WCUI stands for when it comes to educating their students.

Thank you to Dr. Raafat Baheeg for all you do at West Coast Ultrasound Institute and all our students!