Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 67

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   pearlgirl52508
    Oh okay, Thanks to both WorldTravelingYogi and StCroix! I am in fact from CA so you, WorldTravelingYOgi, saying that your friends are having difficulty finding a job is worrysome. I hope they arent in SoCal kuz thats where i'm at...this is home! i'm hoping my friends mom kan help me land a job at her job because she is an RN but i dont know if they really care much about that. WorldTraveling, so you've been at the school for a year and you kan already take your NCLEX??? And once you pass then Wah-la?!??? So for the next year at Inter, you would not even have to necessarily worry about studying for the NCLEX, just for your classes??????????? Thats so cool if thats the case! One less thing to worry about!
  2. by   designer-mommy
    I am planning on getting my ADN and then going to the states to do the RN-BSN. I'm probably going to do it at WGU (Western Governors University) because you can do it at your own pace, it's completely online and it is SUPER cheap. It's also accredited and the school that I want to get my FNP degree from accepts their degrees. They have the program set up in 6 month blocks. You pay about $3,000 and you complete whatever you can in 6 months. You can finish the whole program in that time frame if you have enough time to dedicate to it. I read on this forum where a few people got their BSN in TWO MONTHS!!! Some have finished in 4 months and some take the entire year that WGU has set as an anticipated time frame to complete it. That is the best option for me without a doubt. Right now I am relying on my MIL (who isn't in the greatest health) to watch my four children. I need something that is online so I don't have to worry about babysitters. I also love the idea that I can finish super quick if I dedicate enough time to it. Plus I'm dying to get back to the states. Technically I think I could even do the WGU program from here in PR, but no thanks LOL The only downfall to the program is the GPA thing. People who are GPA snobs or need a high GPA to get into a specific masters program shouldn't do the program at WGU. They base it on "pass" or "fail" and if you pass, you automatically get a B, so you get a 3.0 GPA. That is completely fine with me, but it makes the school a bad choice for some.

    It's true that it's tough to find a job with only an ADN, but it's all in who you know and where you look. If you don't have connections, you should try to look in rural places. They say that usually there are plenty of nursing jobs in rural areas.
    Last edit by designer-mommy on Jun 14, '11
  3. by   designer-mommy
    PearlGirl, WorldTravelingYogi has only been at the school for a little over 10 months. It takes about 11 months for those in the accelerated program to get their ADN if they take Peds over the summer which is what she is doing. I will say it again--I am soooooooooooooooooooooo jealous! I want my ADN now!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from StCroixFutureNurse
    Well that's good news...I'm glad because I was kinda worried about what I was gonna do if I couldn't get in there after I'm done.. How is the program so far? And how much have u paid for the program to date?
    I really didn't add it up. But Jeb posted here recently how much his tuition was so far and it is really the same for all of us unless someone decided to take extra classes.

    Quote from pearlgirl52508
    Oh okay, Thanks to both WorldTravelingYogi and StCroix! I am in fact from CA so you, WorldTravelingYOgi, saying that your friends are having difficulty finding a job is worrysome. I hope they arent in SoCal kuz thats where i'm at...this is home! i'm hoping my friends mom kan help me land a job at her job because she is an RN but i dont know if they really care much about that. WorldTraveling, so you've been at the school for a year and you kan already take your NCLEX??? And once you pass then Wah-la?!??? So for the next year at Inter, you would not even have to necessarily worry about studying for the NCLEX, just for your classes??????????? Thats so cool if thats the case! One less thing to worry about!
    The thing is that you may know people but if the hospital has a hiring freeze like many do then it doesn't matter who you know. And most of may friends are in the San Francisco Bay Area looking for work but they have expanded to the whole state and still no luck.
  5. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from designer-mommy
    ... It's true that it's tough to find a job with only an ADN, but it's all in who you know and where you look. If you don't have connections, you should try to look in rural places. They say that usually there are plenty of nursing jobs in rural areas.
    Yep I am going to go WHERE EVER I can get a job for one year.


    Quote from designer-mommy
    PearlGirl, WorldTravelingYogi has only been at the school for a little over 10 months. It takes about 11 months for those in the accelerated program to get their ADN if they take Peds over the summer which is what she is doing. I will say it again--I am soooooooooooooooooooooo jealous! I want my ADN now!!!!!!!!!
    Just to clarify I am taking peds right now in the June summer session but I am not stopping at my ADN. One more year to go. But I can sit for the NCLEX after peds if I feel ready.
  6. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from WorldTravelingYogi
    Just to clarify I am taking peds right now in the June summer session but I am not stopping at my ADN. One more year to go. But I can sit for the NCLEX after peds if I feel ready.
    No, I know. But I'm still jealous
  7. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from designer-mommy
    No, I know. But I'm still jealous
    ;-) hey I still have to study Misty. I am not taking the NCLEX anytime soon. I need to start putting aside NCLEX only specific study time.

    That sounds kind of cool the BSN you plan to do but I would hate that GPA. Especially when the Masters programs are so competitive.
  8. by   designer-mommy
    That's true, but I want to do my FNP at Frontier and there have been quite a few people who have done it there that went to WGU. Frontier is an online school (highly regarded too) so it's not as competitive. Trust me, I am ALL about the online schools! Thank God for this forum or I wouldn't have known about La Inter, WGU, Frontier, none of it!
  9. by   pearlgirl52508
    @DesignerMommy and @WorldTravelingYogi: Thank you for all the feedback with everything! I would be going insane without both your help! Along with everyone else. Thank you.
  10. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from designer-mommy
    That's true, but I want to do my FNP at Frontier and there have been quite a few people who have done it there that went to WGU. Frontier is an online school (highly regarded too) so it's not as competitive. Trust me, I am ALL about the online schools! Thank God for this forum or I wouldn't have known about La Inter, WGU, Frontier, none of it!
    Misty how do you do a Family Nurse Practitioner degree online? That seems near impossible. Almost like doing the RN online. I am asking but I am going to go check it out now.
  11. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from WorldTravelingYogi
    Misty how do you do a Family Nurse Practitioner degree online? That seems near impossible. Almost like doing the RN online. I am asking but I am going to go check it out now.
    You do the didactic stuff online and then you find a perceptor for your clinicals. I guess it came out wrong when I said it was an online school. WGU does all of their stuff online as far as classes and then you have to do your clinical hours in your community. I think there's like 575 clinical hours that you need to get done or something like that. And I believe that they give you a time frame of probably 6 to 9 months to get all of that done. You're right, there really is no way to do everything online. That would be crazy! I know that I would never want to be treated by a NP that didn't do any clinical hours LOL

    I would eventually like to get my own practice in a more rural and/or underprivileged area so I can help out those who can't afford the medical attention that they need. That's my dream :redpinkhe There are 11 or so states where NPs can work independently and even open their own practice
  12. by   designer-mommy
    Quote from pearlgirl52508
    @DesignerMommy and @WorldTravelingYogi: Thank you for all the feedback with everything! I would be going insane without both your help! Along with everyone else. Thank you.
    No problem! We both know what a frustrating experience it is to try and do things over the phone with La Inter. You pretty much have to go in person, and that isn't possible if you're across the ocean LOL If it weren't for this forum I would have had NO idea about this school, so I am totally into "paying it forward."
  13. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from designer-mommy
    No problem! We both know what a frustrating experience it is to try and do things over the phone with La Inter. You pretty much have to go in person, and that isn't possible if you're across the ocean LOL If it weren't for this forum I would have had NO idea about this school, so I am totally into "paying it forward."
    You got that right. Oh there were times I was going to pull my hair out I was so frustrated.

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