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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

  1. by   MissCamille007
    Heyy PuertoRicoLocal I will be moving to PR in June 2011 to go to Inter's nursing program at the metro campus. Would you be able to tell me the best towns to live in that are close to the campus. Im not sure if I will be bringing my car to PR but could you also suggest where to get a car or even a motorcycle in PR. I lived in PR for four months so I am pretty familiar with the San Juan and Rio Piedras areas. My only concern is that I will need a car when it is time to go to clinicals.

    Thankx
    MissCamille007
  2. by   MissCamille007
    Hey guys,

    I will be attending Inter. this Aug. 2011. But I cannot seem to find out the total cost of the program for the trimester/2yr sequence. Can someone please tell me how much the program costs. I need to take out loans in order to apply.

    Thanks
  3. by   adja
    The associates program at InterAmerican was approved for accreditation in the most recent round of accreditation
  4. by   adja
    Quote from MissCamille007
    Hey guys,

    I will be attending Inter. this Aug. 2011. But I cannot seem to find out the total cost of the program for the trimester/2yr sequence. Can someone please tell me how much the program costs. I need to take out loans in order to apply.

    Thanks
    The cost per trimester depends on the number of credits you're taking. The cost for my first trimester was $2,310 taking 10 credits. It's more expensive this trimester because I'm taking more credits, but I can't find the paper saying exactly how much.
  5. by   adja
    Quote from kevano51
    so are students allowed to work while in school if the financing is not enough to cover all expenses? are menial jobs hard to find there?
    Students are allowed to work while in school and there are many students who work full time while in the program (I'm sure their lives are crazy busy). The fact that it is a night program makes working easier. It is difficult to find work here, though I'm sure it depends on your skill set and Spanish abilities.
  6. by   Jen_Jen88
    I just graduated from FAU and I'm applying to InterAmericana's nursing program. I ordered my transcripts so when they get in i'll send them with my application. However, what is a catalog course i see ppl mention? I'm applying for August 2011 and planning to live with my grandmother in Cayey if my friend doesnt come with me. Are nursing students able to work and go to school plus clinicals???? I'm exicited that I'm not the only one from the states going. It would be easier to make friends even though i do have the advantage of speaking spanish i'm not that fluent enough to take the whole program in spanish. Anyone else applying for August 2011???? I'm going to P.R in March to check the school out and get a little vacation as well. I was going to apply to a private school here but it would of cost me $40,000 and I would get my RN only not my BSN. Therefore, I thought this was a much better choice
  7. by   Dafina
    Designer-Mommy, I sent you a PM...hope you don't mind and I apologize for not making a formal introduction. I'm applying to Interamericana's August 2011 session and I'm planning to make a visit to the campus in March or April to make sure that they have everything that they need from me. Can anyone tell me if the school has a break during March or April? I usually visit San Juan in the summer when school isn't in session and I don't want to make that mistake this time. I also haven't been able to talk with anyone in the nursing department this time, can anyone recommend a contact or "E" to help facilitate the application process? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
  8. by   Jen_Jen88
    Dafina I was also planning a trip. They have one week off around that time called semana santa
  9. by   Cahoon BSN RN
    A good neighborhood to live in if you don't have a car is Las Cumbres because you can walk to school. Also there are student houses that have rooms for rent near the VA hospital and Centro Medico. The nice thing about that area is that you are near the train station. There is a shuttle from the train to the school. As for clinicals, you can usually find someone in your class who will give you a ride if you chip in for gas. I know several people who have been able to make it without a car. It is a lot nicer to have one though. Good luck to you all. PM me if you have any questions, i'm happy to help.
  10. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from nauhjat
    ...And the best thing is when I hear some of the idiots saying they are going to go into a nurse anesthetist program. LMAO!!!! Ha ha ha. How about making it out of Pharmacology first.HMMM????? Slowly but surely this program is going to weed people out who should not be here.
    I am catching up and I guess I didn't subscribe to this thread.

    Yeah our class has at least 50% of the students saying they want to be a nurse anesthetist. What is up with that? They are only saying it because of the money and I don't think they really know what nursing is. Half those people will not make it through the program and another half wont pass the NCLEX.

    After this trimester we are going to weed out a lot of people in Adult Care I. The highest grade on the first Med-Surge exam was 84% and the professor does not curve.
  11. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from kevano51
    so are students allowed to work while in school if the financing is not enough to cover all expenses? are menial jobs hard to find there?
    Yes of course you can work and there is plenty of time for it. However keep in mind that although you don't need Spanish at all to get by in day to day life you would need to be fluent to work unless you get work trade at school. Work trade is definitely possible but it would not be for very many hours.

    Outside of school it is hard to find a job. We have a student in our class that was actively looking and finally landed a job after 4 months and he is perfectly bi-lingual. The unemployment here is currently 16% and is higher than any state.

    Also the pay is down right awful here. It is almost not worth it.
  12. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from MissCamille007
    Heyy PuertoRicoLocal I will be moving to PR in June 2011 to go to Inter's nursing program at the metro campus. Would you be able to tell me the best towns to live in that are close to the campus. Im not sure if I will be bringing my car to PR but could you also suggest where to get a car or even a motorcycle in PR. I lived in PR for four months so I am pretty familiar with the San Juan and Rio Piedras areas. My only concern is that I will need a car when it is time to go to clinicals.

    Thankx
    MissCamille007
    Don't worry about getting to clinicals. Those of us that have cars drive other students that don't have cars. You can always get a ride from someone. If you live in one of the 4 Las Cumbres communities you would not need a car. You could walk to school. There are a ton of students that live here and more than half don't have a car. I live in Las Cumbres and I have a car because I want to be mobile. But Starbucks is right next to campus so if you get sick of studying in the library you can walk to Starbucks or back home. I am less than 1/2 a mile from school.

    I would not bring a car from home. They will charge you a fortune in taxes because this is an island. Cars new and used are more expensive on the island because of the import taxes. I know people that bought junkers and have spent a lot of money getting them fixed. I bought a 2008 and it is under warranty for 2 more years but I have not had a single problem with it. Yes it cost a pretty penny but I'll sell it when I leave and maybe loose a few thousand. It was worth it to me not to have a car in the shop all the time. And I don't trust the people running the shops anyway. More horror stories there.
  13. by   designer-mommy
    Hey Dafina! For some reason I'm not getting notifications from this site anymore--not sure why. So, sorry I didn't get to you sooner!

    Here is a link to our school calendar with all of the holidays and the Easter break. It's in English too.

    http://www.metro.inter.edu/calendari...%202011-33.pdf

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