West Coast University RN-MSN Scholarship

West Coast University is proud to offer one
100% Online RN-MSN full tuition scholarship.

100% Online Learning + CE Discounts + Student Support Services + Much More!

West Coast University is a nursing education partner of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Each year, the university offers one RN to MSN online program scholarship to a Nicklaus Children’s Hospital employee. The RN to MSN online program is tailored for the working RN and is aimed at enhancing leadership and management skills. The program can be completed in as little as 24 months. Courses are delivered completely online with access to on-campus student services, including career services. This streamlined curriculum allows for up to 90 transferable credit hours.

To learn if this program is a good fit for you, see the successful online learner characteristics.

  • Classes begin every 8 weeks
  • Access to student services including Career Services
  • Assistance securing practice experience
  • Streamlined curriculum allows for up to 90 transfer credits
  • Discounted CEs through Contemporary Forums
Scholarship Amount

The scholarship covers tuition for up to ____ months of participation in the RN to MSN online program.


Applications are due by April 1, 2017. 

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship is awarded to current benefit-eligible employees who are enrolled in an accredited nursing program.  Candidates must:

  • Work in a clinical support role or within the nursing department, and be in good standing.
  • Maintain employee benefit status, whether full-time or part-time status.
  • Hold a current Florida nursing license.
  • Have proof of being enrolled in an approved accredited nursing program.

Application Process

  1. Download and save the application in your files.
  2. Completely fill-in the application form (including essay).
  3. Make digital copies of all the required documentation.
    • Nursing License
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Two letters of recommendation (one from a current supervisor, one from a colleague).
  4. Submit your application and all files using the online submission.

Transfer Credits for RN to MSN Online Program

Nursing applicants requesting transfer credit evaluation must provide official transcripts no later than the first day of the first semester in which the student commences their education at West Coast University. College-level coursework will be considered and evaluated for transfer credit and all college-level coursework must have been taken at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The RN to MSN program will award up to 42 transfer credits for an unobstructed current RN license issued within the U.S. For students who are not eligible to transfer all of the 90 credits needed for completion of the program, students may receive  credit for prior learning assessed by registering and completing the Prior Learning Assessment course (PLA 400).