Looks like I’ll be starting my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program in the spring!! I WAS ACCEPTED 🎉 #westcoastuniversity
Thank you for all the prayers these last couple of months! Giving all Glory to God 🙌🏼🙌🏼 #futureot#occupationaltherapy
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On Saturday, a few of our OT students attended a 5️⃣K for all abilities from Triumph Foundation, who provide opportunities for people who experienced spinal cord injuries. The students cheered on the participants and their families and assisted in any way they could. 😁💪🏽😊🎉 #occupationaltherapy#westcoastuniversity#OT
kind of a personal post, so it might be a lengthy so i’m apologizing in advance. I’ve had a lot of doubt lately about everything whether i made the right decision going into nursing school, if it’s the right path for me, and so much more. If you would have asked me a year ago today where i’d be... I wouldn’t say i’d be here in school. I did want to go back to school but i had a lot of doubt in whether i could do it or not. I look at where i’m at and where i started and i can say this forsure i am so proud of myself! I will admit that i was scared at first and some days i’m still scared because it’s such a surreal feeling knowing that i’m working for something that i love. I love being in medicine and I love being able to help people already as a medical assistant. But it’s still scary i’m scared of failing and letting MYSELF down. i’m learning to let go of these thoughts though im TRUSTING MY JOURNEY because i want this so bad and i know i’ll get through it. It’s hard and it’s going to take a lot of work but it’s going to be worth it. When i’m able to call myself Brando Valdez BSN, RN i’ll know i made it and all the struggles and hardships were worth it. I guess this is a motivation to myself and for anyone else who has doubt. Some days it’s definitely frightening but if it’s truly your passion you’ll get through it. You’ll look back one day after you graduate and you’re working with patients and you’ll remember everything you went through was truly worth it.
- on another note this isn’t my photo, it’s from google.
Hey WCU! We have some exciting stuff happening!⬇️
-The Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) is happening at WCU-O.C.! Membership is $5 for students and your membership is good for all of CORE! No, you do not have to be Filipino to join 😂 it’s just held by the Filipino community!
-And being a part of PNA has its perks! Not only will you be a part of a new organization on campus, but certain events will double your CNSA hours! For example: PNA and CNSA will be at the Huntington Beach Cleanup this Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9AM-12PM. CNSA members will get 3 hours, and CNSA/PNA members will get 6 hours! Come out and help keep one of our local beaches stay gorgeous!
-And lastly, UC Irvine and CNSA are hosting our (every other) termly blood drive! If you donate, you will receive a shirt or a gift certificate for ice cream, CNSA hours, and a photo with our very own Uncle Andy! To signup and register, link is in our bio!! •
Lots happening at WCU these next few weeks, so continue to stay updated with us! If you have any questions, email us!
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Students and faculty from West Coast University's School of Pharmacy performed blood pressure and glucose screening services this July at the Veterans Resource Expo in Los Angeles.
Hosted by Heart of Compassion along with major sponsors, the expo was held to honor veterans and provide them with an opportunity to stock up on supplies, pick up some new clothes and learn about workshops on a variety of topics, including help with finances, new job skills training and emotional support.
WCU students tested the veteran’s blood pressure and glucose levels and provided feedback on the results.
Pastor Eric Tietze, president and founder of Heart of Compassion, thanked the WCU group for taking time to volunteer. "I just want to let you know that your efforts are greatly appreciated and it goes beyond using your gifts, skills and abilities," Tietze stated. "The people we serve don't just come with materialistic needs; they also come with broken spirits. When they see kind-hearted people like you care about them and you are there to help, it gives them a sense of hope." #westcoastuniversity#wcupharmd#wcuschoolofpharmacy#wcuoutreach
Another day, another clinical! Excited to spend our pediatrics rotation @childrensla this term! 😁 I look like a total nerd 😂
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Push Hard CPR would like to thank @westcoastuniversity Miami Campus for referring their ASN and BSN Students to us for their BLS Certifications. We are honored to be giving their students the best CPR training in Miami. West Coast University has one of the top rated nursing programs with a greater than 99% passing rate in the NCLEX. Thank you West Coast, it’s a pleasure to be servicing your students. #westcoastuniversity#nursing#nursingstudents#bls#blstraining
Currently studying for Pediatrics using my ATI book and for chapters like Cardiac ❤️ that has a ton of things to memorize, I like to make what I call my “cram sheet”. I basically only write down all the significant information reworded in shorter easier to remember phrases for each disease process or category that I think might show up on the tests. This makes it easier for me to recall information while taking an exam instead of memorizing a whole sentence I could just remember for example, “VSD - loud & harsh”.
Unsure if he was ready to return to school after more than 30 years of working, Kevin Jenkins decided to ease into his master of health administration program by just taking one class. “As I worked through that first class I remember thinking to myself, ‘Maybe I can actually do this,’” he said. “After that I just kept going, taking it a little bit at a time.” Jenkins journey to West Coast University wasn't easy. After finishing his bachelor's degree in 1985, he quickly began working in the healthcare industry and started his family. As the years went by Jenkins began to hear the same question come from everyone he talked to, "Have you ever thought of going back to school?" "I began to realize that I needed a master's degree. Even though I had a lot of experience, no one would listen to me," he said. "It really motivated me to find a program that would fit into my life." But as he began looking into master of health administration degree programs, Jenkins began to worry if his age would affect his ability to do well in the online classroom. "A lot of graduate students nowadays are young kids right out of their bachelor's programs," he said. "I didn't think I would be able to compete." After much deliberation, Jenkins said he found the perfect fit with WCU online. After a slow start in his first few terms, Jenkins is now confident that this program will help open a lot of doors for him in the future. "I feel like once I get this MHA I will have so many opportunities available to me," he said. "WCU has made this process so easy by helping me every step of the way." Now, Jenkins is on track to graduate in October with honors and hopes that his success in the MHA program will inspire his son and others to go back to school — no matter their age. “So, what if I’m old? I still have so much left to do in this world,” he said. “You have to look beyond your fear, find the will and just do it.” #westcoastuniversity#wcuonline#wcuproud