Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 47

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   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from txlvn44
    Thanks World Traveling Yogi, I appreciate the answers. I spoke with "E" the first of last week, but when I tried to call again, of course I could not get him. I will definitely try again this week. Also would you happen to know if they have a child care center for students?
    No there is no day care center at the school. I have never heard of a day care at a University but then again I don't have kids either.
    You would have to find someone to watch them but if you ever get in a crunch if the kids are old enough you could bring them to class. Some parents do that every once in a while and believe or not almost all the professors are OK with it. But you obviously can't and would not want to bring them each time.
  2. by   artofisis
    Quote from MidWest78
    Isis did u ever get ur acceptance letter?....
    Hey
    No, I spoke to "E" and he said just show up and it would work out. I couldnt get it together in time, my mom was sick so I dicided to wait a little bit. I will be there in aug! Are you there? How is it? Are you at umet or inter?
  3. by   Dafina
    Question for WorldTravelingYogi and/or Designer Mommy, is there a workout facility on campus? This isn't a deal breaker but it would be really nice to have.
  4. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from Dafina
    Question for WorldTravelingYogi and/or Designer Mommy, is there a workout facility on campus? This isn't a deal breaker but it would be really nice to have.
    Yes but it is very, very rustic. My roommate and our neighbor who is in the program use it on a regular basis. I have a membership at a yoga studio and recently started using the treadmill at the school gym.

    I repeate it is very basic. However most the gyms in San Juan are expensive and really don't offer much. Back home I paid 19.95 a month for Crunch and their billions of classes. Here you will pay 50 and up for a small room with weights and equipment and if you are lucky the gym may have a couple spinning and Zumba classes.

    Really the school gym is not all that different from the paid gyms except it has no AC but it is free.
  5. by   nini1987
    i am going to submit my application tomorrow and i am terrified but determined to be an RN at all cost. i have gotten ok grades in my prerequisites and it doesnt seem to be enough for these community colleges and state universities here in florida. I have applied to a few and have gotten rejected and do not want to waste anymore time. My overall gpa is a 2.9 and my prerequisite is a 3.6 do i have a change in getting accepted at Metropolitan University. Also if anyone is going for fall of 2011 and would like to share some info or get together for study groups or even roommates please email me ty.
  6. by   Jen_Jen88
    Nini1987, i applied to interamericana and got accepted. Metropolitan will accept you. Do you Have a degree already?
  7. by   kevano51
    nini1987 I live in Florida as well and am having the same problems with the schools! My grades are a 3.2, so Im looking at nursing school in Puerto Rico, but I heard that Florida board of nursing does not accept a degree from Puerto Rico, they consider it foreign training, is this true??
  8. by   Oakley44
    Quote from kevano51
    nini1987 I live in Florida as well and am having the same problems with the schools! My grades are a 3.2, so Im looking at nursing school in Puerto Rico, but I heard that Florida board of nursing does not accept a degree from Puerto Rico, they consider it foreign training, is this true??
    Yes you can. As long as you pass the NCLEX and the Metro program is still accredited (which it will be) then you can work in any state/territory including Florida; even Guam, Marianas Islands, St. Thomas/John/Croix, and PR itself

    There are a plethora of PR nurses working in Miami.

    As much as it SHOULD be considered a foreign country, it's not and probably never will be.

    Buena suerte.
  9. by   Jen_Jen88
    Which one is better, metro or la inter?
  10. by   designer-mommy
    The minimum GPA to get accepted is 2.5, which is incredibly low and easy to accomplish.

    As far as working in Florida after graduating from La Inter, our Adult Care 1 professor told us last week that there are a TON of hoops to jump through if you want to work in Florida. She did say that Puerto Rico is considered international to the Florida Board of Nursing. It's possible to work there, just be prepared for some red tape. She told us that she usually recommends Wisconsin because students have told her that WI is the easiest/cheapest state to get in to. There is far less paperwork there.

    I love this school, and I would highly recommend that you consider it even if you plan on working in Florida when you're done. Where there's a will, there's a way
  11. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from kevano51
    nini1987 I live in Florida as well and am having the same problems with the schools! My grades are a 3.2, so Im looking at nursing school in Puerto Rico, but I heard that Florida board of nursing does not accept a degree from Puerto Rico, they consider it foreign training, is this true??
    Kevano51 you asked this question on page 58 and I typed up a long answer. Each state has different requirements. CA has a bunch like fingerprinting and background check. FL has other ones like an English proficiency exam because they consider PR schools international. But if English is your native language there is no reason for you to be worried about it.

    Some states are super easy. The Wisconsin requirements are one of the easiest so most students get licensed through Wisconsin and then work on getting transfered to their state.

    Your NCLEX exam is good in any US state or territory like Oakley said but you just have to fulfill the requirements for that sate. We have a bunch of students from FL in our program. And more and more from CA because no one can get in anywhere there.
  12. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from Jen_Jen88
    Which one is better, metro or la inter?
    Jen they are the same school. The campus is the Metro campus because it is in San Juan. There are 9 Interamericana campuses around the island and the one in Rio Piedras is the Metro campus.

    By the way, San German was the first and their campus is so cute. It looks very historical.
  13. by   txlvn44
    Hi everyone, i would like to know what are the closest/safest areas near the school where i can rent an apartment. I would like to be close to the school, if not what other areas are safe? It will be me and my daughter. Also my other question is for designer-mommy since she has school aged children, what are the good schools there. From research private schools are good, they are also bilingual, are the public schools not bilingual also? Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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