Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 52

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   txlvn44
    @msive22,

    Thanks sooo much for the insight, congrats to you, you are almost there! I hope to do good! I am already an LVN, so hopefully this will help a little! lol. I just want to get it over with because I have researched every school in every state and it is ridiculous the hoops they put you thru just to get ino some of their programs. It is unfortunate that the school is like that.
  2. by   AlaBro2010
    Quote from txlvn44
    @Belle1005,

    What happened with the financial aid? Is it that bad?
    Yes, I got my notification about my scholarship after I left! I asked and asked about it, I had a 4.0. It broke my heart but I'm going back with a lot of saved money!
  3. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from txlvn44
    @designer-mommy,

    I would like your input on financial aid. Did you have difficulty getting it?
    Hey! No, not at all. I just filled out the FAFSA and that's it. The strange thing is that you don't learn much of anything about the amount of your aid until after you register for classes. In my old school in Orlando, they used to send me a letter saying "You have this amount of money in Pell Grants, etc." You will have to go in to Financial Aid if you do the loans to tell them how much you're going to accept and do the paperwork. That can be an all day process. However, that's the only complaint I have about the Financial Aid department.

    I'm married, have 4 kids, and am broke as a joke, so I got a full Pell Grant. I also got the Stafford Loans, which I'll probably kick myself over later, but oh well.
  4. by   msive22
    I agree you have to go in person to request supplemental aid or make adjustments to your loans. If you want the honors scholarship, you have to apply by June in the Honors department.
  5. by   txlvn44
    Thanks you guys for the info! Hey designer mommy, how is the classes going?
  6. by   designer-mommy
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    Thanks you guys for the info! Hey designer mommy, how is the classes going?
    The first two trimesters are a cake walk. I took Basics in the first trimester, Fundamentals and Pharmacology in the second, and now I have Adult Care 1 and Psychosocial in this one. Psychosocial isn't too hard at all, but Adult Care 1--wow. Our first test was done on Blackboard (the online application) and it wasn't too hard. I got an 83, which I'm not proud of, but I'm just glad I passed because they make their questions TRICKY, as in NCLEX style questions that you don't read about in the book or hear about during lecture. The last test we took a few weeks ago, that's a different story. We took it in class, and 60% of the class failed. Fifty percent of the other Adult Care 1 class failed. I got a measly 74%, and I studied my butt off too. I would venture to say that I put in at least 40 hours of studying in the last 4 days before the test (after the professors gave us the review) and God only knows how many hours of reading/studying before that. It is tough...really tough. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I consider myself a fairly intelligent person LOL I think that the Adult Care classes (1 & 2) are the hardest of the entire program. They are 6 credit hours a piece, and they are basically two classes in one, Anatomy and Physiology plus Theory.
  7. by   txlvn44
    @designer-mommy,
    You are in the non-accelerated program right? Since I do not already have a degree, this is the program I am going to have to be in. I am hoping, since I am already an LVN, the Adult Care will be a little easy! lol. Look like you are doing good! Hang in there!
  8. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from txlvn44
    @designer-mommy,
    You are in the non-accelerated program right? Since I do not already have a degree, this is the program I am going to have to be in. I am hoping, since I am already an LVN, the Adult Care will be a little easy! lol. Look like you are doing good! Hang in there!
    Yes, I'm in the non-accelerated program. I think that being an LVN will help you out tremendously! And thanks for the encouragement I eventually want to get my master's, so it's kind of discouraging to me that just getting the ADN is so difficult!
  9. by   txlvn44
    Look like we are on the same page! I am also pursuing my masters for nurse practictioner. I am applying for the program at LaInter next August due to my husband and I wanting to save more money before we go. I am really looking forward to attending school there, although I have heard not so good things about it. You get out of it what you put in. How do you like the public schools there?
  10. by   AlaBro2010
    Designer-mommy, I'd like to talk to you somehow not in a thread. I have friends graduating now so they're a little busy.
  11. by   Jen_Jen88
    How much in loans should we expect to take out
  12. by   AlaBro2010
    One trimester cost me ~3,000. I believe it was around $2700.
  13. by   Jen_Jen88
    Ok so 24 months.....three months for each trimester...about 24000..... not bad compared to the schools here in fl or the states in general.

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