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West Coast University

West Coast University

Distance Learning Systems™ is partnered with West Coast University to provide nursing, healthcare, and business programs to our students. Please see equivalency guide for additional course details. You may be eligible to receive transfer credit and a reduction in tuition to West Coast University. This means that you can apply the credits you’ve earned through Distance Learning Systems™ toward your continued education and career advancement with West Coast University. West Coast University accepts ACE approved credit recommendations and will work with you to determine the best use of your prior learning.

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West Coast University

  • About

    With more than 110 years in education and over 35,000 alumni around the world, West Coast University is known for its student-centric approach. Every aspect of our programs is designed with student success in mind. Get one-on-one support from our dedicated Career Services team and a Student Success advisor. We continuously pursue more effective and innovative ways through which students can develop the competencies and confidence required in a complex and changing world.
    West Coast University offers programs in business, healthcare, and nursing—ranging from bachelor’s degrees to doctorates. Study online or at one of our six campuses.
    Our online courses include mobile-friendly video content, audio books, simulations, adaptive quizzing, and on-the-go resources to help you stay connected wherever you may be. Coursework is done via our interactive virtual classroom, giving you the flexibility to study when and where it’s convenient for you.

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  • Course Guide
    DLSI™ COURSE NAME EQUIVALENT WEST COAST COURSE(IF APPLICABLE) CREDITS
    Anatomy and Physiology General Elective 3
    Biology BIO 250 3
    College Algebra MATH 108 3
    College Mathematics MATH 108 3
    Developmental Psychology PSYC 290 3
    Ethics PHIL 251 3
    History of the U.S. I HIST 100 3
    Intro to Humanities HUM 370 3
    Intro to Psychology PSYCH 160 3
    Intro To Sociology SOC 280 3
    Intro to World Religions General Elective 3
    Principles of Management BUS 525 3
    Substance Abuse General Elective 3
    English Comp I ENGL 140 3
    English Literature ENGL 240 3
    American Literature Elective Credit 3
    Intro to Philosophy ENGL 140 3

    *Credit variances in academic placement and credit award can occur based on student course selections and the college or university program requirements. A passing Score of 70% or higher may be required.

  • Degrees
    West Coast University (Online Degrees)

    Pre-licensure programs:

    • Associate Degree in Nursing (FL)
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (CA,TX, FL)
    • LVN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (CA & TX)
    • LPN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (FL)

    Online Undergraduate programs:

    • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - Finance Track
    • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration - Strategic Management Track
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Health Administration & Leadership Track

    Online Graduate:

    • RN to Master of Science in Nursing