Going to Nursing school in Puerto Rico

  1. Hi I am finishing my prerequisites and I should be done in Spring 2016. I wanted to know are there any English speaking programs and what are some good schools. I have been to Puerto Rico a few times in the Condado area. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, I have check out some schools online but it is hard to translate because it is in Spanish.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   NurseMedic28
    There is a well known English program at InterAmerican University location, metro campus. But I just finished it and I really, highly, DO NOT recommend it.
  4. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Trulifesaver
    There is a well known English program at InterAmerican University location, metro campus. But I just finished it and I really, highly, DO NOT recommend it.
    Lol. Yeah, that sounds like a bad idea.
  5. by   missesa
    Why is that?
  6. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from missesa
    Why is that?
    I don't think the schools there would be as good as in the U.S. I would definitely check the NCLEX pass rates & look for reviews. Are the schools nationally or regionally accredited? Do your research.
  7. by   missesa
    I definitely will do my research, I plan on moving there next year so I will definitely make sure the school is accredited.
  8. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Many states consider those educated in PR to be internationally educated and since most often the instruction is in Spanish you may have to demonstrate English competency to become licensed. If you don't speak Spanish, why go to school in PR where the primary language is Spanish? The NCLEX pass rates are better than overseas educated nurses but not nearly as good as Canadian or US educated nurses. The NCLEX is not used to become licensed in PR so the nursing curriculum does not prepare you for the NCLEX like a US school does. Read the forum many non-Spanish speaking students have struggled in PR and have had difficulty passing the NCLEX.

    It is not impossible but a more difficult route. They typically don't follow a U.S. Curriculum so they can't be accredited by the U.S. Agencies NLNAC/CCNE
  9. by   dzcafe
    I am from Texas and I attend the bilingual (mostly English) BSN program in UMET,Bayamon and I did well, and passed the NCLEX the first time. You have to study on your own a lot and be proactive in your approach to their style of educating. I took one class at InterAmericana and that class was taught well, it is being run by a new director and appears to be doing well overall. Nursing school is what you make of it. I started studying for the NCLEX using Uworld way before I graduated.

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