Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 4

by zzzzzgirl

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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


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    Quote from aphoris
    Mike.chloe:
    No, I didn't have class M-F, I probably had 2 days off a week depending how many general classes I took at that time. ...
    Hello,

    How many months did it take to complete the program? I have a BA degree and have taking bio, A&P, micro, chem and math requirements for other programs in the states. The amorphous time requirements "based upon courses transferred" is so vague as to be annoying. I'm really looking forward to applying to the program so please let me/us know if this is something you enjoyed and if you would do it again. IE. Do you feel that it prepared you well for the NCLEX and that the clinical experience was suitable? Also, what the average rent would be in the area local to the university?

    Thank you.
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    I went to nursing school in Puerto Rico, Not Arecibo but San Juan. The entire course was in Spanish, no prerequisites,no entrance or exit exams. I came back to the US and passed the N-CLEX-RN on my first shot. Just make sure the institutions are accredited by the Nursing League of Nursing,which the one you mentioned is. The schools usually do not give you nclex-style questions for the exams like they do here. Overall I loved Puerto Rico.
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    06California

    Are you planning on attending Universidad Interamericana August of 2010? I applied a couple months ago and still have to send my course catalogs.... I am just a little unsure about this program. I'd love to talk more about this.

    I have seen a lot of positive, and negative things said about Universidad Interamericana on this website. I am just really not too sure what to think! I am debating on whether to go down there and check the school out.

    Edited by traumarus: please don't include email addys in posts. Thanks.
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    nmcure-

    I'm just as much in the dark as you are. I'm going to apply....and at least I should still have some time to decide. I would really also love to check it out, maybe I will plan a trip if I am seriously considering going (I am also applying to a school or two here in the states). I have also seen the mixed positive and negative reviews. I'm sure the adjustment will be tough at times, but I think after 2 years it will be a very rewarding experience. My only real concern is not getting robbed or something like that, but the police infrastructure in Puerto Rico. I believe it was the NY Times that posted an article about traveling in Puerto Rico, and how the police are very slow to respond, and often not helpful.

    I actually just received the application today via e-mail
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    06California-
    I applied a couple months ago and just got my first letter stating that they need my course descriptions which I just put out in the mail. They are on "Island time" which is great, just stressful when trying to figure out school deals. I talked with someone at the Metro campus and they told me that the school is not in the best area but it is in the most populated area in PR. I was looking into other schools today that have a nursing program in English. Do you know of any others? I talked to someone that is from Rio Piedras and they said that a car is a must because public transportation sucks. The trains are fine but the bus system is worthless. I find out a lot of good information to know about the city if you want me to pass it on. I am thinking of taking a trip down there to go check it out, that would really be the best way to know if it's worth it or not. I got accepted to a schools in Anchorage, Alaska but it would not start until the Fall of 2011 and I am not willing to wait that long.

    I hope your application process is going smoothly!
    It would be great to know someone from the states that is going there in the Fall.

    If you want to pm me that would be great... I would but I do not have those privileges yet.
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    Hello my name is Tim. I would like more information on how to apply to nursing in Puerto Rico? Which school should i apply, i don't speak Spanish. I really want to go to nursing school. I just don't know where to start. Can you also provide information on how to apply for financial aid? I have finish all my classes, just want to go to nursing school that is affordable and not too hard to get in.
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    timmytdao

    sorry for the late response I been very busy, you can apply through the link below.

    http://admisiones.inter.edu/

    Select the degree your persuing and it will link you to creating a User Name and Password to fill the application.
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    Quote from SPower82
    i applied and spoke to someone there a couple years ago. here is the deal:

    17000 for the full program which is broken into 9 trimesters or 3 years. but they do take transfer credits so it could be less

    There are no prereqs and admission is essentially gaurenteed if you have a 2.0 + GPA and you get a BSN after its all done. this info only applies to the english program (they also have a spanish)

    Please note this is not the CRNA program, this is the BSN program which I think is what you are asking about. Also note that RNs get paid about 15 per hour in San Jaun if you can get a job, this is last i heard. Also, I have heard bad things regarding the organization of the program which can be a very seroious issue in some nursng schools, be careful if to many students tell you its disorganized I wouldnt go. my personal experience.



    DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE CRNA PROGRAM???? ANYONE, HOW HARD IS IT TO GET IN, WHAT IS IT LIKE??
    Can you tell me if they want us to take the Teas exam? How can i applied for BSNA program? Are you planning to going into CRNA program also .. please help.
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    Quote from MidWest78
    timmytdao

    sorry for the late response I been very busy, you can apply through the link below.

    http://admisiones.inter.edu/

    Select the degree your persuing and it will link you to creating a User Name and Password to fill the application.
    Hello MidWest78, I am also planning to apply to the English trimester BSN or ABSN (if offered) but everything is very unclear and I don't speak Spanish. My first Bachelors was in French but unfortunately that will not help much in PR.

    So I went to the above link you posted and the choices are:

    Subgraduado - (Grados de Asociado y Bachillerato)
    01 Undergraduate (Presencial)
    02 DE Undergraduate PR Only (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    03 DE Undergraduate USA Student (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    04 DE Foreign Undergraduate New Student (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    05 Undergraduate Transfer (Presencial)
    06 DE Transfer Student Undergraduate (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    07 DE Foreign Transfer Undergraduate (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    08 Undergraduate Special
    09 Avance (Presencial)

    I have no idea what I am. I don't know what DE means and presencial translates as eyewitness. So would I apply for number 5 which is and "eyewitness undergraduate transfer"??? It scares me that for a program in English the web site is 98% Spanish.

    When I try to contact the school I don't get much farther and people tell me things and then later deny what they said. For example one woman said to fax all my transcripts and she would evaluate them and get back to me and let me know if I had taken all the required courses. When I called her back a couple weeks later the exact same woman lied and said I would never ask anyone to fax transcripts.

    It is all really frustrating and reminds me of when I lived in France in 1994 and they would do dumb things like turn off your electricity for 3 days with no warning on a Friday. You would have to go IN PERSON to find out why it happened. They tell you you didn't pay your bill. Huh? You show proof of the canceled check and they say, "oops, we made a mistake but since it is Friday you will not have electricity until Monday."

    OK sorry for the off topic rant but I feel like I am reliving my days in Paris and their arcane system.

    So does anyone have any contacts at UIA that are helpful and can assist with questions and information

    Also I saw something about needing a form from the Dean of your previous school. The form is only in Spanish and I finished my BA 10 years ago. I can send official transcripts but I don't understand this form for the Dean of a University I graduated from 10 years ago.

    Someone please point me in the right direction.

    And is this program a good idea for non Spanish speakers?

    Thank you in advance to all for any info!
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    Quote from ChanelCinq
    Hello MidWest78, I am also planning to apply to the English trimester BSN or ABSN (if offered) but everything is very unclear and I don't speak Spanish. My first Bachelors was in French but unfortunately that will not help much in PR.

    So I went to the above link you posted and the choices are:

    Subgraduado - (Grados de Asociado y Bachillerato)
    01 Undergraduate (Presencial)
    02 DE Undergraduate PR Only (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    03 DE Undergraduate USA Student (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    04 DE Foreign Undergraduate New Student (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    05 Undergraduate Transfer (Presencial)
    06 DE Transfer Student Undergraduate (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    07 DE Foreign Transfer Undergraduate (Mediante Educación a Distancia)
    08 Undergraduate Special
    09 Avance (Presencial)

    I have no idea what I am. I don't know what DE means and presencial translates as eyewitness. So would I apply for number 5 which is and "eyewitness undergraduate transfer"??? It scares me that for a program in English the web site is 98% Spanish.

    When I try to contact the school I don't get much farther and people tell me things and then later deny what they said. For example one woman said to fax all my transcripts and she would evaluate them and get back to me and let me know if I had taken all the required courses. When I called her back a couple weeks later the exact same woman lied and said I would never ask anyone to fax transcripts.

    It is all really frustrating and reminds me of when I lived in France in 1994 and they would do dumb things like turn off your electricity for 3 days with no warning on a Friday. You would have to go IN PERSON to find out why it happened. They tell you you didn't pay your bill. Huh? You show proof of the canceled check and they say, "oops, we made a mistake but since it is Friday you will not have electricity until Monday."

    OK sorry for the off topic rant but I feel like I am reliving my days in Paris and their arcane system.

    So does anyone have any contacts at UIA that are helpful and can assist with questions and information

    Also I saw something about needing a form from the Dean of your previous school. The form is only in Spanish and I finished my BA 10 years ago. I can send official transcripts but I don't understand this form for the Dean of a University I graduated from 10 years ago.

    Someone please point me in the right direction.

    And is this program a good idea for non Spanish speakers?

    Thank you in advance to all for any info!

    Hi ChanelCinq, i exactly know what you are going thru right now. I myself, would love to get more information about nursing in PR. I have check on the website from Midwest 78 give me, but like you, i am confuse, because it all in spanish. I would just love to get more information, and how to apply. I have been checking and checking on the thread from what people have post. But, still not luck on where to go and what to do. Please let me know if you get any new information.
    Last edit by sirI on Feb 6, '10 : Reason: PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON THE PUBLIC BOARDS PER TERMS OF SERVICE


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