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:wavey: Hi all... Glad I found this site! I have a few questions about studying abroad in St Kitts at Internation University of Nursing (Robert Ross) Can you get a job with this degree in canada?... Read More

  1. by   nursewillowriver
    Private message me for more info. the Short of it. Dont go to IUON nothing but bad news
  2. by   RRRRlyn
    Hi!!
    I was just wondering if you could please give me some insight about your experience in St. Kitts. I am really interested in going into their BSN-RN program. I think it sounds like such an amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity. I just found out today that I got accepted into a nursing school in CA, where I live and I need to notify them by tomorrow with my decision. I am so torn!! Thank you.
    Sincerely, Renee Lyn
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  3. by   calinurseS
    For some reason I am unable to private message. Is there any way that you can give me some basic info over the forum. I understand that you probably don't want to say too much, but until i figure out this private posting thing, I would appreciate some info.

    Thanks.
  4. by   Silverdragon102
    Try using the site search facility with key words and I am sure you will find any threads or posts discussing St Kitts.

    New system with pm's and you have to have 15 posts to send pm's here you will see it discussed http://allnurses.com/forums/f207/pri...st-315542.html
  5. by   RRRRlyn
    Hey! if you would feel more comfortable sending your messages there. I just basically want to know what your St. kitts experience was like and if you would recommend it for me instead of a CA nursing school. I can't think of anything better than living on a beautiful island while getting my BSN-RN. Thank you!
    Renee Lyn
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  6. by   COjosh
    I hate to say something as definitave as 'don't go,' but it's just such a career and financial risk going to IUON that any red flags should be that much more concerning. I was researching this school quite a bit back in the spring, applied and got accepted to the May 2008 entry. It was very exciting because, as you all know, I couldn't find a timely entry into a bachelor's program anywhere from Jersey to Thailand. However, I kinda wanted to do a 'background check' on IUON and I looked into the schools they're affiliated with: a community college in Oklahoma, the same in Kentucky(or tennessee), and a college in Arizona. My counselor told me which one I'd be going to for my stateside clinicals, so I tracked down a contact there who has dealt with the incoming IUON students. He claimed that the students coming out of St. Kitts were so unprepared for clinicals that they had to go through 2 semesters extra of 'refresher' courses at the US school! Apparently, this particular school was going to end it's affiliation with IUON before I could even get out of the Carribbean!
    I decided it wasn't worth the risk, you might think otherwise. To be fair, I believe that if you've got the books and the lab down there, a strong work ethic could make you the best graduate to come out of there, but it'll be because of your hard work and not their above par education. I'm guessing St kitts probably attracts the partyers who couldn't get in elsewhere, and these are the unprepared people who give IUON a bad name. Good luck in your decision, I'd love to hear I was wrong.
    -Josh
    PS. I was vague about the US school above because the candor of the administrator I spoke with could get him in trouble. Also, I've heard very good things about the dentistry and veterinary schools down there. Another 5-10 years, and I bet IUON would be a reliable place to go.
  7. by   RRRRlyn
    Josh,
    Wow! Thank you so much for your response. You truly validated my opinion and decision. Good for you for taking the information you were given and drawing your own educated opinion about the school. I agree with you 100%. I decided to go to the school I got into-Cal-State San Marcos, and it's been a hard couple of days since I made the decision. Part of me was starting to regret missing an opportunity to live in the Caribbean, but after doing some serious soul-searching and reading your e-mail, I now am feel that a CA school is best and right for me. Thank you for taking the time to write me an in-depth e-mail. I really appreciate it. Good luck to you in all your future endeavors and may success follow you wherever you go.
  8. by   calinurseS
    I have also been doing some research on this in the last few days. I am very torn as to whether I should go or not. I just applied, so I don't even know if I will get in. I applied to the BSN program and they do the BSN through Colorado State University and through a university in Puerto Rico. I have no hesitation about the CSU since they are pretty well known for their health science department, but I wonder if going to Puerto Rico would be given the same weight in getting a job and applying to graduate programs in the future. I actually also called UCLA to talk to the admissions office there to see if attending IUON and the US affiliate would be acceptable to apply to the advance practice nursing program. They said it would be especially if I got a degree from Colorado State.

    I don't know...there is still something that makes me hesitant. Thanks for all the information that everyone has provided. I am going to go ahead with the application process and make a decision if I get in. At the moment I don't have any other options, which make this option more appealing.
  9. by   qpiedoll20
    PLEASE check all your resource before choosing IUON costly BSN nursing career program-path. THERE are other ways to becoming a nurse. The program is STILL new and very unstable. Since starting, nursing professors come and go, as well as the Dean of the University. They have just lost a very good one. And the first BSN partner school in AZ is no longer available. Puerto Rico is an option, but students must learn to speak and write spanish in 6 months as well as complete their other nursing classes. Yes, Puerto Rico is a US territory, however, it is not a true bilingual country, well at least not where the university is located. These are things which are not explained. This BSN program is offically suppose to startin September 2008, again a NEW program, growing pains are expected.
    The cost of living in St. Kitts and Puerto Rico are really expensive. These are things which adds up in the end.
    The experience is amazing...in the end I'll be in debt $150,000 with a degree from a accredited university and one from an international university that isn't.
    Just make sure you are doing research. There are nursing programs that are taking students, you just need to move somewhere that's not in your comfort zone, but stay within the mainland of the U.S.
    I hope this anyone with doubts.
  10. by   macky2009
    I went to St. Kitts for a semester IUON nursing. Yes it would've cost me well over 100,000 in debt. I thought about going back a second semester and I chose not to simply because of the debt and cost of living. You would literaly need $2000 a month just to live in addition to your 100 thousand dollar debt. After attending one sem at St. Kitss, I owe Sally Mae $10,000. I too was desperate to get into nursing school and I found other options.
    Today I'm in an accredited nursing school in the Philippines(95%NCLEX pass rate) and will be graduating March 2009 with a BSN. My over all tuition for a bachelors degree is a total of 10,000 dollars. Thats the same amount of money I spent at St Kitts in one semester. If I did decided to grind it out at St. Kitts, I still would've graduated with only an ADN on the same date March 2009. In addition I would've had a crazy debt on my hands. Not worth it!! Yes there are other options..Go to the Philippines and Yes everything is taught in English. By the way all the books I"m using here in the Philippines were the same books I was using at St. Kitts. My patient ratio at St. Kitts was 1:1. In the Philippines it's 1:20. I'm am happy and getting exposure to prepare me for NCLEX !!!!!! - Macky
  11. by   Silverdragon102
    Remember though if doing overseas training you will always be classed as foreign trained and have to meet the requirements of the nursing board for foreign trained
  12. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Quote from macky2009
    I went to St. Kitts for a semester IUON nursing. Yes it would've cost me well over 100,000 in debt. I thought about going back a second semester and I chose not to simply because of the debt and cost of living. You would literaly need $2000 a month just to live in addition to your 100 thousand dollar debt. After attending one sem at St. Kitss, I owe Sally Mae $10,000. I too was desperate to get into nursing school and I found other options.
    Today I'm in an accredited nursing school in the Philippines(95%NCLEX pass rate) and will be graduating March 2009 with a BSN. My over all tuition for a bachelors degree is a total of 10,000 dollars. Thats the same amount of money I spent at St Kitts in one semester. If I did decided to grind it out at St. Kitts, I still would've graduated with only an ADN on the same date March 2009. In addition I would've had a crazy debt on my hands. Not worth it!! Yes there are other options..Go to the Philippines and Yes everything is taught in English. By the way all the books I"m using here in the Philippines were the same books I was using at St. Kitts. My patient ratio at St. Kitts was 1:1. In the Philippines it's 1:20. I'm am happy and getting exposure to prepare me for NCLEX !!!!!! - Macky
    You do realize that this post was made to the Canadian Nurses forum, and that neither St Kitts nor the NCLEX are Canadian topics, right?
  13. by   Jamesbsn2b
    Quote from mazykate
    hi there i just got accepted to spring quarter as well. i was wondering if there is a place that you know of to research people looking for roomates on the island. thanks and see you there i guess!

    hi mazykate,

    i'm looking also for a roommate there! i was supposed to attend last semester for bsn program but i chose to attend this coming spring 2009?
    do you already have a roommate?

    thanks.
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    hi macky,

    what school in philippines are accredited in nursing here in us?

    what's your experience at iuon st. kitts. i'm still thinking if i will get my plane ticket going there!

    please advise!

    thanks.
    Quote from queen d
    hi
    i would like it if i get could some information about the school iuon from you i wanted to go in jan.08 but i hear alot of confusing things about the school.these are my questions

    after i do my 8months over there how long do i have to do in the usa before i can take the state test.

    i hear there the crime is very bad,do you know any schools in the states that takes there degree.

    hi queen d,

    how are you? how's life there? i will be attending the st. kitts bsn program this coming spring 2009? supposed to be last year but i moved it.

    what should i prepare and expect in going to iuon - st. kitts?

    do you know anybody offering a good housing or roommates?

    i hope to meet you there!


    sincerely,
    Quote from tpaulson195
    i just applied to iuon. i am sooo nervous. what questions do they ask on the phone interview? how hard is the program. can you tell me about it? do we get breaks in between semesters? hows the workload? id appericate all info you can give me. thanks so much tracy.

    hi tracy,

    how are you? i will be there also at iuon attending for bsn. if possible, pm me here.

    thanks.
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    Quote from mazykate
    i am goin in spring 08 just wondering if you would like to chat sometime. ??

    hi mazykate,

    i would love to hear from you there at st. kitts iuon, please pm me here.

    i will be attending the iuon and would like to know more about the school.

    thanks.

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    Quote from fwalstrum
    hi,
    i am going to iuon in may, i was wondering if you could tell me some about it, where are you in the program and where are you going in the states,
    thanks, faith

    hi faith,

    how are you now at iuon, i will be there this january 2009 attending the bsn program. i would love to hear from you and your experience there.

    please pm me here.

    thank you.

    james

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    Last edit by NotReady4PrimeTime on Oct 26, '08 : Reason: repetitive and not contributory to discussion

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