Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 55

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
    Gen eds are not in English but the nursing courses are. It's a "billingual" program.
  2. by   kevano51
    Does anyone know if there are schools in pr that offer a MSN for people with a degree in another subject besides nursing, and if so, are these degrees offered in English?? I have a BS in science and really want to just knock out a masters degree if Im going to go back to school and deal with all the bullcrap! Ive found that UMASS offers this option but its 30 grand a year....ouch!
  3. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from kevano51
    Does anyone know if there are schools in pr that offer a MSN for people with a degree in another subject besides nursing, and if so, are these degrees offered in English?? I have a BS in science and really want to just knock out a masters degree if Im going to go back to school and deal with all the bullcrap! Ive found that UMASS offers this option but its 30 grand a year....ouch!
    Nope, there are no Masters nursing programs in English on the island as of now. And there are definitely not any direct entry programs.
  4. by   VeronicaR
    Hi all!

    I have learned SO much reading these posts! I have been so discouraged the last month and now even more because, although I had priority registration at my community college I was still unable to get into my chem class, they are all full!!. They are full at the 6 surrounding colleges close to where I live. I NEED that class to get into my other sciences. All my generals are done, except the pre req sciences for the nursing program. I really want this to be my career, but I was starting to lose hope until I found this thread I feel like now maybe I actually have a chance to get into a program.

    Can someone please tell me if I need to complete my sciences before I can attend Intramerica? What are the requirments needed to get it? also can you please give me the website? I appreciate everyones help and all of your posts!
  5. by   VeronicaR
    Hi,
    I am very new to this site, but do they offer all of those sciences in english?? Is the 2 years for ADN or BSN?

    thanks,
    Veronica
  6. by   AlaBro2010
    Okay, first I encourage you to use google. Saves a lot of time- the Inter's website is metro.inter.edu

    For the Inter you have to have all of THEIR gen eds done to do the accelerated program (like English 1-3, Spanish 1-3, others). If you dont you can do the regular program and finish the gen eds during the program. There is one science you need and it something along the lines of earth science, my brother took it. I can't remember the course name but he used an earth science book. All gen eds are in English.

    I'm assuming your asking about the Inter, the ADN is 2 years and BSN is 3 years. All of the info I gave is for the Inter.

    There are two MSN programs I know of that are in English. I have no clue what the requirements are to get in.
  7. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from Belle1005
    Okay, first I encourage you to use google. Saves a lot of time- the Inter's website is metro.inter.edu

    For the Inter you have to have all of THEIR gen eds done to do the accelerated program (like English 1-3, Spanish 1-3, others). If you dont you can do the regular program and finish the gen eds during the program. There is one science you need and it something along the lines of earth science, my brother took it. I can't remember the course name but he used an earth science book. All gen eds are in English.

    I'm assuming your asking about the Inter, the ADN is 2 years and BSN is 3 years. All of the info I gave is for the Inter.

    There are two MSN programs I know of that are in English. I have no clue what the requirements are to get in.

    I am only speaking for the accelerated program but as long as you have a Bachelors you have NO prereqs except either History of Puerto Rico and/or Christian Faith. I went to a Catholic University so I, as many others were exempt from Christian Faith. Some poly sci and history majors were exempt from History of PR.

    You do not need a single Spanish class to graduate. Again as long as you have a Bachelors from an accredited university you have NO prereqs except the two I mentioned. There are at least a dozen or more people in my class who have never taken a single Spanish class. There are a few that have never had ANY foreign language. Not sure how they did that.

    There is not a single person in our class of over 50 students who has a Bachelors and has to take anything but nursing classes and maybe History of Puerto Rico and/or Christian Faith. IF the school says you need any other classes check immediately that they have you listed as accelerated. A friend of mine was told he needed a few extra classes and when he thought he was on track to finish in two years they did not have him in the accelerated program. It was a mess. He ended up just stopping at the ADN. Again if they want you to take anything besides nursing classes, History of PR, or Christian Faith they do not have you listed as accelerated and get it fixed ASAP.

    The ADN for accelerated students is 11 months and the BSN for accelerated students is 22 months.

    Again all info is for the accelerated programs at Interamericana. I am a current accelerated student at Interamericana and all this info is current.

    By the way a few posts back someone mentioned something about UPR always being on strike. That is true but UPR (University of Puerto Rico) is another school and all their programs are in Spanish until you get to graduate and doctorate level in some classes. Their nursing program is only in Spanish.
  8. by   AlaBro2010
    I was taking into consideration that she said she was still finishing up pre-reqs and assumed she didn't have s Bachelors degree yet. So my info is correct, I was strictly talking about if you have no degree in order for you to do the accalareted program you have to have all the gen eds done. If you do have a Bachelors, then you qualify for the accelerated program without having to have any gen eds done before you start.
  9. by   kevano51
    Hey Belle,
    are the MSN programs that are in english at Inter?
  10. by   AlaBro2010
    I was searching for the programs online but I can't seem to find them. They might have lost their accreditation or may not offer it in English anymore. I know there was a nurse midwife and anesthesia program in English? This was a year ago so I'm not 100% sure.
  11. by   AlaBro2010
    Oh and yes one of them was at the inter. It may have been in Spanish but tested I'm English.
  12. by   VeronicaR
    Belle,
    you are correct. I do NOT have a degree yet and I am still trying to get my pre reqs done here. Thanks for the website info. As for now I will not be able to do the accelerated program, but at the rate I am going, with trying to get into classes I think I have no choice but to do gen ed there. I am not fluent in spanish although I know a lot of conversational spanish. I am just worried about talking to someone at the school. Do they all speak english?

    Also does anyone know if there has been a high success rate of nurses attending school in PR then coming back to the states and passing the tests of their "home" states? Would that be all we need to do.... I mean attend school there and test in California? Or would I need to take extra classes here to take the test?

    Any help is appreciated! I am just nervous of getting "taken advantage" of or losing money by going to school there. Although I am seriously considering applying soon, I just want to know that it is a trustworthy and worth while experience to go all the way there to fulfill my dream

    Veronica
  13. by   pearlgirl52508
    Okay..so i have quite a few, what some would consider, dumb questions....

    For starters, I am BARELY going to apply into the nursing program so I need to some help...note: I will be applying for the English Trimester starting in August at Inter...

    So my (Dumb--sorry, i know) questions are...

    1) I already filled the nursing application....do i need to fill out a different application to get into the actual school and send the nursing application to get into the program????

    2) I am aware that I have to send my official transcripts...do I have to send them a catalog from my school with a description of my classes??? If so, do i send the WHOLE book? or do I tear out pages with all my classes that I took while being at UCSB????

    3) If i do end up having to send in my catalog, do I highlight the classes that I took or do I just let them look up my classes themselves?

    4) Other than my application and transcript....what other documents do I have to send to make my application complete so they may consider me into the program or not?

    LIke I said, I know these questions may sound really stupid but I just dont want to be going back and forth to the post office sending all these different types of papers or what not.

    RUNDOWN:
    Application? are there more than 1 apply? Do i need to send a course catalog? Send the whole book? Transcripts? Any other documents I need to send to help me get in the Eng. Trim. program at Inter?


    Sorry if I sound stupid or helpless. Ive been reading up on this bored since August of last year and quite honestly still sorta confused what I need to send. I keep emailing Ernesto aka "E" but he doesnt seem to respond to me. IF he does, its short, vague and leads me with MORE questions. Hope someone kan help me out! THANKS!

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