Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 44

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   kevano51
    thanks so much you guys for all the help! I was wondering about the other nursing school there, I think it is called Metropolitan University, someone was saying they are a bit more advanced, better profs, etc.?
  2. by   Jeb-in-Minneapolis
    Just a quick mention that I moved to San Juan before getting accepted into the program, booya! But I might be special...

    My advice is apply early (its free, no application fee!), and call often!
  3. by   Jen_Jen88
    I got accepted! =] big move in July!
  4. by   Dafina
    Congratulations Jen_Jen88! That is wonderful! I'm sending you an email with a million questions.
  5. by   Jen_Jen88
    Thank you! ok. You can ask away lol
  6. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from Jen_Jen88
    I got accepted! =] big move in July!
    That is awesome Jen. They were quick with you. I wonder why it happened so fast. Perhaps they are more on top of it this year. Hopefully others have the same good news.
  7. by   aphoris
    Hi Kvano51!
    Yes, it's possible to get a job in the states, I did when I graduated in 2009, I took the NCLEX in the states and then started working. Good luck to you!
  8. by   FutureCruzanRN
    Puerto Rico is NOT considered international. It is a commonwealth of the United States of America.
  9. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from FutureCruzanRN
    Puerto Rico is NOT considered international. It is a commonwealth of the United States of America.
    Yes we are all well aware and that is why we want to go here so we can take the NCLEX.

    However, if you look under regions the options are International or United States. When you click on United States each state has their own forum. So when the original poster started this thread 8 years ago in Jan 2003 instead of picking a random state but it in international. Who knows what the original poster was thinking or how the board was set up 8 years ago?!?!
  10. by   kevano51
    so is it true that Florida does not accept a degree in nursing from Puerto Rico or that it is more difficult to sit for the NCLEX?
  11. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from kevano51
    so is it true that Florida does not accept a degree in nursing from Puerto Rico or that it is more difficult to sit for the NCLEX?
    Huh, are you joking? It does not matter what school you go to. You just need to pass the NCLEX. And here in PR you can sit for any state as long as you pay the fee for that state. You can't sit for PR but you have to pick a state. If you have a Bachelors and are in the accelerated program you can take the NCLEX after pediatrics in the summer. So our class started Aug 2010 and we will finish pediatrics in June 2011 so we can take the NCLEX July 2011 which is less than a year. Then some people will leave with their ADN and the rest of us will stay another year for the BSN.

    My roommate is from FL and he plans to leave this summer after the ADN. His mom is a nurse so he has plenty of job opportunities.

    And yes now this is post number 15 so I can message people!!!
  12. by   pearlgirl52508
    [QUOTE=If you have a Bachelors and are in the accelerated program you can take the NCLEX after pediatrics in the summer. So our class started Aug 2010 and we will finish pediatrics in June 2011 so we can take the NCLEX July 2011 which is less than a year. [/QUOTE]



    Sorry, i am still confused with this whole PR school thing. I thought that the ADN program there at the school was NOT accredited so you would have to get your BSN in order to be classified as going to a qualified school??? I remember even reading on their brochure "ADN program is not accredited, only BSN"


    Hopefully you can clarify this for me!
  13. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from pearlgirl52508
    Sorry, i am still confused with this whole PR school thing. I thought that the ADN program there at the school was NOT accredited so you would have to get your BSN in order to be classified as going to a qualified school??? I remember even reading on their brochure "ADN program is not accredited, only BSN"


    Hopefully you can clarify this for me!
    In October or November 2010 the BSN was reaccredited for I believe another 8 years. The ADN received an initial accreditation for 5 years. But even before this, people were getting an ADN at La Inter (the nick name of our school is easier than the acronym because there are two ways to write the acronym in English and another in Spanish). People were getting it I believe through a school in Wisconsin but going to La Inter. There was some agreement. Anyway it is moot now because La Inter now has their own ADN. This actually opened a lot of doors and a lot of students in my class that had a Bachelors and were planing to get a BSN are leaving this summer after the ADN and will do their BSN at home or online.

    This new ADN is a nice option because if you have a Bachelors and are in the accelerated program you can be finished with the ADN in 11 months for under 10,000 and there is no wait list.

    I believe, but don't quote me that if you didn't have a Bachelors and did the ADN it would take 15 months. But I am not very familiar with the non-accelerated program. Dessigner-mommy is more familiar with that program.

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