Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 31

Anyone out there have info on the school in Arecibo, PR? It is a 24 month program that begins in August. I'd love to hear anything, thanks. zzzzzgirl... Read More

  1. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from nauhjat
    Hello!!! Just a quick question. So if you are not in the accelerated program you don't take any of your nursing courses with clinicals until the following year? What? I thought I would be able to apply for my RN the first year. That sucks!!! Not sure if you know but I will ask anyway, what do the people who are not on the accelerated program take the first year?Hmmmm?????????? Thanks for all the info!!!!!!!
    You cannot take the NCLEX for your RN until you are finished with the program. However all students can take the LVN/LPN/ADN (every part of the country calls it something different) after you have finished pediatrics. ******* told us this yesterday. So for the accelerated program this will be after the August to October trimester of 2011 which is trimester number 4. FOr the regular program this will be after trimester number 5 so it will be after Feb 2012.

    So I must be wrong about no clinicals the first year for accelerated. I just know that in the accelerated program we start clinicals the very first day of school. Then Yolanda said that if you are not in the accelerated program you would not need your uniform, police report, and other stuff right away. I don't know when the non accelerated people start clinicals.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jun 12, '10 : Reason: Please do not post names as per terms of service
  2. by   nauhjat
    That is weird because the lady you are referring to "Y" told me you could take your NCLEX after Peds before the program is over which would be the equivalent of an ADN. We shall see. So what classes are you taking first trimester? What do they require to lease a place in PR? thanks.
  3. by   nauhjat
    I think PR Nurse answered my RN NCLEX question earlier. Love this forum.
  4. by   MidWest78
    Does any know how they will get to the clinical sites??!....i wont have a car so maybe someone with a car will volunteer and we can carpool?!!

    I was told you could go across the street and get copies of all your books?...does anyone know if this is true? Do we have to pre-order the books that we will need?

    When you go to the nursing department they will give you a curriculum that list all the classes, class number and what semester u will be taking them.
  5. by   designer-mommy
    I'm pretty sure that "Y" said that we could take the NCLEX after Pediatrics, which for us non-accelerated people would be in February of 2012. I heard the same thing from a super nice former student, but she said that they only did the license for WI, but "Y" said NY, WI, FL and some other states, which I was stoked because I'm from FL. You can also take your PR boards after pediatrics and work here on the island while you finish your BSN.
  6. by   nauhjat
    Hey DM did they give you a list of the classes you will take and the order in which we take them in? I am just a little curious about the time schedule and order in which we take our classes. Thanks for the info.
  7. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from nauhjat
    Hey DM did they give you a list of the classes you will take and the order in which we take them in? I am just a little curious about the time schedule and order in which we take our classes. Thanks for the info.
    I have a list, yes. I'll type it out now so you guys have an idea of what to expect.
  8. by   nauhjat
    Thanks you are the best DM!!!
  9. by   designer-mommy
    Trimester 1: August – October (13 credit hours)
    Basic Principles & Concepts of Nursing
    Spanish as a second language 1
    English 1 Reading & Writing
    Quantitative Reasoning
    Trimester 2: November – February (14 credit hours)
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    Practice of Fundamentals of Nursing
    Pharmacologic Aspects
    Spanish as a second language 2
    English 2 Literature & Writing
    Trimester 3: March – May (13 credit hours)
    Fundamentals of Psychosocial of Care 1
    Practice of Psychosocial Care (lab)
    Fundamentals of Adult Care 1
    Practice of Adult Care 1
    Trimester: Summer 1st year (6 credit hours)
    World vision Through Literature
    English 3
    Trimester 4: August – October (13 credit hours)
    Fundamentals of Maternal Neonatal
    Practice of Maternal-Neonatal
    Fundamentals of Adult Care 2
    Practice of Adult Care 2 (lab)
    Trimester 5: November – February (14 credit hours)
    Fundamentals of Pediatric Care
    Practice of Pediatric Care (lab)
    Historical Process of Puerto Rico
    The Christian Faith
    Science Technology and Environment (or) Human Being and the Physical World
    Trimester 6: March – May (13 credit hours)
    Dimensions of Professional Practice
    Health Assessment
    Introduction to Nursing Research
    Humanistic Studies (or) Art Appreciation (or) Music Appreciation
    Trimester 7: August – October (12 credit hours)
    Intervention in Psychosocial Transaction
    Professional Intervention in Life Cycle
    Integrated Practice 1 (lab)
    Global Vision of Economic Global Society (or) Human Formation in a Contemporary Society (or) Individuals, Society and Culture (or) Occidental Civilization (or) Occidental Modern Civilization and Contemporary
    Trimester 8: November – February (14 credit hours)
    Family and Community Care
    Integrated Practice 2
    Global Vision of Economic Global Society (or) Human Formation in a Contemporary Society (or) Individuals, Society and Culture (or) Occidental Civilization (or) Occidental Modern Civilization and Contemporary
    Trimester 9: March – May (7 credit hours)
    Integrated Workshop
    Ethical Dimensions of Contemporary Matters
    Last edit by designer-mommy on Jun 12, '10
  10. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from nauhjat
    Thanks you are the best DM!!!
    No problem I hope it's alright that I posted it. I don't see why it wouldn't be, since they have a PDF with the classes available online, it just seems like they clumped the classes differently now.

    I have recommendations for online professors for English and History of Puerto Rico. They were AWESOME!!! I know we can't give out names online, so just let me know if you want the names. The English teacher is so incredibly sweet, and she doesn't force a certain type of writing down your throat. You get to express yourself in your journal on the readings that she gives you and you write a few essays and that's it. There's really no "right" and "wrong" in her class. As far as Puerto Rico History, there is an awesome teacher who you just do 12 short 100 word journals on 3 different sections and some tests (which you can take over and over again until you get at least 80%) and you get an automatic A.
    Last edit by designer-mommy on Jun 12, '10
  11. by   nauhjat
    Once again thanks DM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remind me to take you and your husband to lunch sometime. Now I see why it would be in february when we are able to take the NCLEX. Did they tell you the maximum amount of units you can take for a trimester. I guess can try to find it in the catalog if not. Thanks again..
  12. by   ChanelCinq
    Quote from nauhjat
    That is weird because the lady you are referring to "Y" told me you could take your NCLEX after Peds before the program is over which would be the equivalent of an ADN. We shall see. So what classes are you taking first trimester? What do they require to lease a place in PR? thanks.
    Yes this is true. Both the accelerated and non-accelerated group can take the NCLEX for the AND/LVN/LPN (what ever you call it in your state) after pediatrics.

    As I posted previously

    [QUOTE=ChanelCinq;4355259]...So for the accelerated program this will be after the August to October trimester of 2011 which is trimester number 4. FOr the regular program this will be after trimester number 5 so it will be after Feb 2012.[QUOTE]

    So for us in the accelerated program it is only 6 months before we finish the program and can take the RN NCLEX. For those of you in the non-accelerated it makes more sense because you can take it after Feb 2012 and you will graduate May 2013. So it makes a lot more sense for the non-accelerated group.

    Nauhjat I think I know why you were confused about my post. Someone else asked about taking the RN after a year. In my mind the RN NCLEX is completely different from the LVN/LPN/ADN NCLEX. The NCLEX for RN or Registered Nurse cannot be taken until all of us are completely finished with the program.

    So who is in the accelerated program?

    I will type out a list like Misty's but I just woke up so I will do it a little later. Labsrock and I were out clubbing in Old San Juan last night and I hit the bed at about 5 AM as labsrock went to the airport for his flight. This is my one lazy day while in town and I am moving slow today.
  13. by   ChanelCinq
    Below is the 6 timester schedule for those students on the accelerated track:

    Trimester 1: August - October (10 credit hours)
    Basic Principles & Concepts of Nursing
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    Practice of Fundamentals of Nursing
    Pharmacologic Aspects

    Trimester 2: November - February (13 credit hours)
    Fundamentals of Psychosocial of Care 1
    Practice of Psychosocial Care (lab)
    Fundamentals of Adult Care 1
    Practice of Adult Care 1

    Trimester 3: March - May (13 credit hours)
    Fundamentals of Maternal Neonatal
    Practice of Maternal-Neonatal
    Fundamentals of Adult Care 2
    Practice of Adult Care 2 (lab)

    Trimester 4: August - October (15 credit hours)
    Fundamentals of Pediatric Care
    Practice of Pediatric Care (lab)
    Dimensions of Professional Practice
    Health Assessment
    Introduction to Nursing Research

    Trimester 5: November - February (9 credit hours)
    Intervention in Psychosocial Transaction
    Professional Intervention in Life Cycle
    Integrated Practice 1 (lab)

    Trimester 6: March - May (12 credit hours)
    Family and Community Care
    Integrated Practice 2
    Integrated Workshop

    We also have to take Historical Process of Puerto Rico and The Christian Faith. Since our first trimester we are only scheduled with 10 units most people are taking Christian Faith. I am taking beginning Spanish because I was a Religious studies minor at my Catholic University so don't need the Christian Faith. Also, Historical Process of Puerto Rico is not offered in the August trimester.

    By the way the first clinical is Practice of Fundamentals of Nursing which the non-accelerated track take in trimester 2. So it appears that the non-accelerated students start clinicals just one trimester later. Therefore the uniforms and police certificate, and shots are not needed until November for the non-accelerated students.

    We got a lot of info in orientation. It was 2.5 hours and then even more time to register. So if you guys have more questions, ask away. Oh and it was way more organized than I ever could have imagined which made me feel a lot better. I really think the hardest part is just getting in.

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