California Pre nursing looking to finish program in Puerto Rico - page 2

by quik248

Hello to all, I came with the thread of Inter American University of Puerto Rico, that offers ADN and BSN progras in trimester curriculum. I am really desperate and I am doing all the research to find a school that I can afford.... Read More


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    Quote from dzcafe
    1stsmile and quick248 - How do I receive the application forms for Inter American University of Puerto Rico? The website online process keeps failing, I already have a BSN and have the nursing pre-reqs . Thanks for any help - you can also contact me at cafédz7 at yahoo com
    Hello, the only way to apply is via the web. If it keeps failing you need to call admission to let them know. Meanwhile gather all your transcripts from every single college you attended. Also, let me tell you that if you took science courses like A&P they will not get credit here since the science classes are incorporated with the nursing ones. So, get all your transcripts and send them all together to the admission office; I would recommend you to send them by certified mail , because they might lost in PR and at the admission office.
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    I was able to apply online and in the process of sending my transcripts - I sent my BS degree transcript via FED-Ex - do you think its a good idea to visit the school in Jan? Are there any classes to take in Feb-May if I am in the accelerated program? Thanks for all the great info you have posted.
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    Quote from dzcafe
    I was able to apply online and in the process of sending my transcripts - I sent my BS degree transcript via FED-Ex - do you think its a good idea to visit the school in Jan? Are there any classes to take in Feb-May if I am in the accelerated program? Thanks for all the great info you have posted.
    You can come over during the winter to check out the school and yes there is a trimester that starts on February to May. If you still have any general courses pending you can take them on that trimester and start your nursing classes in August 2014.
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    Quote from cherribonbon
    @lstsmile
    what state did you apply For?
    Hi! Sorry, for some reason I didn't see any of these messages. I'm in my second to last trimester here at Inter. But I'll probably apply through Wisconsin b/c I knew earlier graduates who did that and are now working in the states they wanted (they got the scores back faster).
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    Quote from Jaforce
    Hi all,

    I just signed up on allnurses.com. After being a traveling surfer and yacht crew woman, I moved to the state of Rhode Island 3 years ago, and began completing prerequisites for an ADN. I was accepted into the Community College of Rhode Island's nursing program this past Oct, and began my nursing classes 2 weeks ago.

    However, about a year ago I began researching nursing programs in Puerto Rico. My career goal is to work abroad, and I will need to acquire a few more languages to accomplish this goal. Can I ask if there is a current student or a graduate of a PR bilingual nursing program who could explain more about the details of moving to PR and finishing down there. The obvious benefits that I see are:

    1.becoming bilingual, that is a HUGE advantage in the job market these days
    2.an affordable BSN
    3.Better weather than we have in the northeast
    4.Surfing
    Please respond if you were in my shoes and made the move to PR. I'd like to hear how its going for you, and which university you chose.
    Hi! I made the move because of cost and the wait list back home being so long. All of your points are true.. except the bilingual is more on you. The program is in English but clinicals are in Spanish typically only in the sense that your patients typically speak Spanish. So if you want to be bilingual you'll have to make the effort to make that happen But it was a goal of mine.. so I (along with a few others) decided to try to make that happen for ourselves.

    I didn't have an ADN going in - so I'm not sure what courses are transferable. I know GE classes are. the class cycle typically starts in August and sometimes November (at director's discretion) so unless you had GE's to do it may not be as convenient to start right away (if you goal was to finish quickly). But if you'd rather just come out and surf, learn spanish and meet the director (make sure to make an appt) and learn how the program is first hand on a "working" holiday you might get more of a benefit.
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    Quote from dzcafe
    1stsmile and quick248 - How do I receive the application forms for Inter American University of Puerto Rico? The website online process keeps failing, I already have a BSN and have the nursing pre-reqs . Thanks for any help - you can also contact me at cafédz7 at yahoo com
    I did it by paper through the counselor of the international students office. Maybe try printing the online ap? And sending it in certified?

    I'm confused - you already have the BSN? Are you looking to apply for a Masters at Inter Metro? or another campus?


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