Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 50

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   AlaBro2010
    Just an FYI for those of you waiting, EVERYONE gets in! I attended for one trimester but left because I couldn't afford the next trimester. The nursing director told me this herself (in person), she says she gives everyone a chance, then what they do with it is on them! She accepted someone with a 1.8 GPA! Yepp!
  2. by   txlvn44
    Hi Belle1005,

    I am sorry that you had to stop going, but I am just curious, did you not qualify for financial aid? This makes me a little scared.
  3. by   caliotter3
    Quote from Belle1005
    Just an FYI for those of you waiting, EVERYONE gets in! I attended for one trimester but left because I couldn't afford the next trimester. The nursing director told me this herself (in person), she says she gives everyone a chance, then what they do with it is on them! She accepted someone with a 1.8 GPA! Yepp!
    This nursing director sounds like my kind of nurse. She is wise beyond the scope of her position.
  4. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from caliotter3
    This nursing director sounds like my kind of nurse. She is wise beyond the scope of her position.
    Exactly. The nursing director and assistant director are awesome. I don't know why all of the schools are so stuck on GPA. I mean, I get it, but still...if you don't apply yourself, you won't finish. The nursing program at La Inter is NOT a cakewalk by any means. It is truly kicking my butt this trimester. So, if those who are admitted with a lower GPA don't study and take it as a joke, they will surely fail. It's nice that they're given that chance though.
  5. by   AlaBro2010
    Don't want to scare you but financial aid is a joke. They're so unorganized! I was lucky my mom speaks fluent Spanish and is from Puerto Rico because she knew how to deal with them. I had paid my entire tuition and got a letter stating I haven't paid and might be dropped from my classes, in fact a lot of people in my class did. My mom took care of it. I was expecting a scholarship (I had a 3.8 gpa, 4.0 at the inter) which haha those little jerks didn't sent me my award letter until mid NEXT trimester!! I was so sad about it! real useful AFTER I left the school : /
  6. by   artofisis
    Can anyone tell me When is the orientation at inter?
  7. by   txlvn44
    Did anyone else have problems with financial aid? Any input would be appreciated!
  8. by   Jen_Jen88
    Who's going for fall 2011???
  9. by   Txmom3
    I am seriously considering going for the fall. I have been reading this forum for months and I am pleased so far with what the folks currently attending the program have to say. I have done extensive research and have failed to find another program here in the U.S. that has no pre-reqs and no entrance exams. I don't mind completeting the pre reqs, but as a second degree student, I would need to pay for them out of pocket with no guarantee of acceptance ( Not a gamble I am willing to make!) I have spoken to "E" and offically applied, now I am not sure if I should request my transcripts be mailed to me and forward everything to the PR myself or if I should have each institution I have attended mail them separately (there are three of them) . What do you guys think?
  10. by   Jen_Jen88
    I didn't want to take any chances so I mailed mines out myself. Since it seems like you have transcripts from different institutions maybe you should get them mailed to your house and mail them all at once together. I'm going in May to register for classes since I cant go any other month. Anyone here who is attending or has attended recommend prof.?
  11. by   Txmom3
    Great idea! Thanks. Will do. From what I gather, they move as a cohort so I am not sure we will have a choice in terms of who teaches. My sister in law attended the program and graduated in 2001. She is doing very well in her career.
  12. by   Jen_Jen88
    Thas great news to hear!! I'm excited!! Have you been looking at places to rent?
  13. by   Txmom3
    Not yet, although I hear that rent is not expensive in PR. I know someone who will graduate this spring, I'll need to talk to her to see if she can transfer the lease to me. My only dilemma at this point is having to leave my babies back home for a full year. I hear the public schools teach mostly in Spanish and the English private schools are expensive, hence taking them with me is out of the question.

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