New name. Same WCUI legacy.
WCUI is now Smith Chason College.

About the School

Smith Chason College School of Nursing

Our founders foresaw the importance of the nursing profession and understood the educational and mindful support nurses need to succeed. In 2006, they expanded our college’s programs to meet the growing demand for nursing professionals in the healthcare system. Today, our School of Nursing offers degree and diploma programs that help prepare students for entry-level careers in nursing.

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

Smith Chason offers Associate and Diploma programs for students ready to start their nursing profession.

Associate Degree Program

Associate Degree in Nursing

Diploma Program

Vocational Nursing

We emphasize hands-on clinical experience along with theoretical education so you can excel in your field.

Our programs match the Smith Chason standards of excellence and expertise and use industry-standard technology and protocols available.

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Nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare workforce

Nurses interact with more patients than any other profession in healthcare. Nursing shortage is a global issue that is impacting the U.S. in an unprecedented manner. The shortage of licensed vocational nursing and registered nurses is the number one concern of health system leaders around our region and nationally.

Vocational nurses are in strong demand, which is why the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs in this field to grow 9%, with around 60,000 job openings each year.

15%

projected growth in employment for licensed vocational nurses in California, faster than the national average*.

*Onet Online https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2061.00?st=CA; “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030).

11%

projected growth in employment for licensed vocational nurses in California, faster than the national average*.

*Onet Online https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-1141.00?st=CA; “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2020-2030).

nursing students practicing drawing blood on mannequin

Immersive Learning
Environments

Experience Real-world Scenarios to prepare for clinicals and the profession with Adult and Child Mannequins, Human Anatomy Models, and industry-standard Medical Equipment in our Nursing Skills and Simulation Labs designed to look and feel like real hospital setting.

3580 Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of our Los Angeles campus, located in the Mid-Wilshire District. Spanning over 25,000 square feet, it hosts expansive ultrasound labs and nursing simulation labs that mock hospital environments and imaging clinics, all complemented by nearby coffee shops and breathtaking views of the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory!

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3700 E. Inland Empire Blvd,
Suite 235
Ontario, CA 91764

Maximize your learning experience at our Ontario campus, situated in the Inland Empire. The Ontario Campus is designed to accommodate facilities that greatly complement your educational journey with expansive ultrasound labs and nursing simulation labs that mock hospital environments and imaging clinics. With its conducive atmosphere and convenient access from the 10 and 15 highways, our campus fosters an exceptional learning environment at the heart of Ontario.

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300 Rancheros Drive
Suite 100
San Marcos, CA 92069

Get your medical imaging education at our San Marcos campus, just 34 miles north of Downtown San Diego. Positioned near major medical facilities and vibrant destinations, our campus seamlessly integrates into the healthcare community, providing a serene environment for students, staff, and faculty to excel. Our San Marcos campus is equipped with expansive ultrasound labs and nursing simulation facilities that recreate the atmosphere of real hospital settings and imaging clinics.

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3110 North Central Avenue,
Suite L-100
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Immerse yourself in learning at our modern Phoenix campus, nestled within the Bioscience Healthcare District of Phoenix, AZ. It has facilities fit for students, faculty, and staff alike, with expansive ultrasound labs that mock labs in hospitals and imaging clinics. Our campus offers an excellent learning environment at the heart of Phoenix's healthcare hub.

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Board of Nursing & NCLEX Prep

Our Los Angeles ADN program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (California BRN). Our Vocational Nursing programs at our Los Angeles campus is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Our Ontario campus is provisionally approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

In addition, we understand the importance of completing your education by earning your certifications to become a registered nurse (RN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). Smith Chason College has a complete all-inclusive partnership with ATI, a nationally recognized product that has been proven to increase NCLEX pass rates. Every student completes a rigorous ATI-prep curriculum throughout their program to help them prepare to take the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN exam after graduation.

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Transform your passion for healthcare into a lifelong profession at Smith Chason College

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