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by reimundijanet

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Hello, I'm a ADN student nurse from P.R and I'm about to graduate in May and I was wondering if anyone could tell me if I need to have a permanent P.R( Puerto Rico) license to take the NCLEX or can I take it with a temporary... Read More


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    Timmytdao,
    This thread is 3 pages long. I posted answers to all of your questions in the first 2 pages of the thread. I believe you will find alot of the information you need there. As far as children, I do not recommend PR if you have children. The schools in PR are HORRIBLE and unsafe. Security is poor and the education is low quality. Unless you are able to afford private school for all your children it will not be good for them. Also, children middle school and higher are able to wander off campus during lunch and sometimes schools are grades K-9 in one school. Think twice, personally, I would never put my child in a school in Puerto Rico. It is also very, very hard to find a job. Many government employees have recently been laid off and unemployment is very high, even if you have a degree. If you were planning on going to PR and working and going to school it may take you months to find a job. If you dont speak Spanish it will be that much harder to find a job. Oh, and public schools are also taught all in Spanish. Only a small number of schools offer classes in English. Most private schools have the capacity to teach in English. Hope this helps.
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    Quote from corjen1226
    Timmytdao,
    This thread is 3 pages long. I posted answers to all of your questions in the first 2 pages of the thread. I believe you will find alot of the information you need there. As far as children, I do not recommend PR if you have children. The schools in PR are HORRIBLE and unsafe. Security is poor and the education is low quality. Unless you are able to afford private school for all your children it will not be good for them. Also, children middle school and higher are able to wander off campus during lunch and sometimes schools are grades K-9 in one school. Think twice, personally, I would never put my child in a school in Puerto Rico. It is also very, very hard to find a job. Many government employees have recently been laid off and unemployment is very high, even if you have a degree. If you were planning on going to PR and working and going to school it may take you months to find a job. If you dont speak Spanish it will be that much harder to find a job. Oh, and public schools are also taught all in Spanish. Only a small number of schools offer classes in English. Most private schools have the capacity to teach in English. Hope this helps.

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I really want to said "thank you so much". You mentioned there were three pages long, but for some reason, i was unable to locate the 1st and 2nd page. Can you please post it back up again, please. If you want, you can email to me directly. Tim
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    The first 3 pages are listed and you should be able to see a link to all pages just under this post or just at the top of these posts.
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    Hello,

    I know this is an old forum, but I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me. I was accepted into this program for Nov and I'm having a hard time finding an affordable or public bilingual school for my daughter who is 2nd grade...
    I tried some of the private schools and the prices are ridiculous!
    Can any one help?
    Thanks in advance
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    As far as Puerto Rico not being safe for kids, that's not the case for me. I have four children and I feel completely safe with my oldest two being at school. And 34914, do you speak Spanish at all? I ask because both my husband and I speak Spanish, but we never taught our children (bad, I know) and my kids are doing excellent in public school. The English teacher helped my daughter out a lot last year in 3rd grade, but this year they are leaving her to do things on her own more and it is AMAZING how much Spanish she is picking up. I'm so proud of her! My son just started school this year (he's 5) but he's doing excellent too. They actually bumped him up to 1st grade instead of Kindergarten because of the skills he demonstrated on the admissions test, and he's picking up Spanish very quick too. It's a struggle, because I have to work very hard with them when they come home, but that's what parents are for, right? LOL

    Now, are the schools as good as they are in the states? Absolutely not. However, it will be a great asset for your daughter to learn Spanish. If you're going to be here for 2 or 3 years, she will learn. As for the public bilingual schools, there are a few. We have one in my town, but they didn't have spots available when we came, and now my daughter loves her school so I'm not switching her. If you call one of the public schools in the area you'll be living in, they should be able to tell you of any public schools that have a bilingual program. I'm trying to find a page for you that lists the different schools, but I can't find it. I'll post it once I locate it.

    Good luck! I just started at La Inter Metro in August, and I'm loving it!!!
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    Hello designer-mommy,

    We do not speak any spanish at all. I will be attending Universidad de Puerto Rico Metro area. I have tried calling the department of education in PR to get a list, but I did not get any answer. The english schools I've found are private and very expensive. If you don't mind me asking, what is the name of the school that your daughter goes to? Any information you can give will be helpful..... thank you!
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    Quote from 34914
    Hello designer-mommy,

    We do not speak any spanish at all. I will be attending Universidad de Puerto Rico Metro area. I have tried calling the department of education in PR to get a list, but I did not get any answer. The english schools I've found are private and very expensive. If you don't mind me asking, what is the name of the school that your daughter goes to? Any information you can give will be helpful..... thank you!
    Are you going to UPR (Universidad de Puerto Rico) or IAUPR (Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico)? I ask because you say you don't speak Spanish, but I don't believe that UPR has an English nursing program. Also, I would think twice about UPR anyway, because they're always having strikes, etc. The tuition is wayyyyyyy cheaper than IAUPR, but it's not worth it IMO.

    My children go to a public elementary school called Margarita Rivera de Janer in Gurabo. That's not the one with the bilingual program though. There's a school in the Hato Nuevo section of Gurabo that has a bilingual program, but it seems like spots are hard to come by. I don't know how well it would work if no one in your family spoke Spanish though. I was thinking if you did, you could help her with homework, etc.

    I found the list I was talking about, but it's actually a list of private schools that offer either English or bilingual instruction. Underneath the "Idioma" (language) column, look for either "Bilingüe" (bilingual) or "Inglés" (English). Also, look under the "Nivel" (level) column for "Elemental" (elementary). I have found some very reasonable private schools, one was as low as $200 a month I believe. The thing that kills you with private schools is the start up cost though. Here's the link to the list:

    http://www.cge.gobierno.pr/acreditac...0Bilingues.pdf

    What part of Puerto Rico are you planning on living in? Have you considered homeschooling? They do allow that here in PR, but I'm not quite sure of the legalities and what you need to do to go about it. I think it's fairly easy though. I know homeschooling is tough, but she's in 2nd grade, so it's a feasible option. Getting your nursing degree is going to give you and your daughter a brighter future, so try not to let the education thing stop you. I'm not saying to sacrifice her education--not at all. But children her age adapt extremely well, and she will do just fine. Anything is possible PM me if you ever need my help with anything.
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    Designer-mommy,

    I will be attending Interamericana Universidad. I don't know where I will be staying yet, hopefully close to my daughter's school but not too far from my school as well. Thank you, I will check out the list and also look into homeschooling... If there is anything else you find out or you think will help, I will appreciate it.

    Thank you so much...this is a start!
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    Hi designer-mom,

    I am a nursing student at the Interamerican Univ, if you need to find an apartment in PR, you can refer to classificadosonline.com its like craigs list. I suggest the Condado or Guaynabo areas their a little pricey but the closest you will get to living in the states.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
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    I finished my bachellor at Interamerican university of PR in the Aguadilla Campus and I really love it.That was like 3 years ago,in October 26 2010 I took my Nclex RN and I pass,that means a lot to me and make me realize how much I learn in the Interamerican Nursing program.At this time I have my CT RN license and seeking for a RN job hopefully soon I will find it!!!!!!


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