Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 68

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   StCroixFutureNurse
    I echo pearlgirl52508's sentiments...you guys have just been a wealth of information. I thank you.
  2. by   StCroixFutureNurse
    How does one pay for housing if refunds comes out so late?
  3. by   FeMaMaFutureRN
    Quote from StCroixFutureNurse
    How does one pay for housing if refunds comes out so late?
    Hey girl. lol. Have you made a trip over When are you planning to move over there? Im still looking for a place. I have to leave my husband and daughter back in Florida for awhile. So I'll be moving by myself . Just to save money for right now cause he has a job back in FL and a job is not for sure in PR. Change of plans for me!!!
  4. by   StCroixFutureNurse
    I don't plan on moving over until the last week in July. Just because I need to work up until that time. Aww it so sad about ur husband and child...at least the program is quick so u can get back to them soon. I am searching clasificadosonline for apartments. I was looking at some areas on the train line cause it will be easy to get to school. I'm gonna pm u cause I know if we start talking 'roommate' the moderators will def be down our throats.
  5. by   nini1987
    feMamafuture RN are you going to metro or la inter i need a roommate and if its cheaper that way it would be great for us to get together i am coming from florida too!!!what part are u in?
  6. by   nini1987
    just kidding?? lol i just read the above post...
  7. by   FeMaMaFutureRN
    Quote from nini1987
    just kidding?? lol i just read the above post...
    LOL. I know what you mean lol. Im in Lake Mary. Which part of Orlando do you live? Will you be doing the ADN or BSN program? Do you have all of your pre reqs?
  8. by   StCroixFutureNurse
    Can some of you who r in the program now please tell us what books we r gonna need for august if we r taking intro, fundamentals, and pharm?
  9. by   nini1987
    i am actually in Miami, Fl. i will be doing my ADN because i cant possibly leave my fiance for 22 months!!!! we just got engage. I have most of my prerequsites.
  10. by   artofisis
    Hey everyone. I Just got to PR and had some issues with rental car companies . I wanted to visit the schools but it will have to wait till monday. Has anyone found affordable housing near the school?
  11. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from StCroixFutureNurse
    Can some of you who r in the program now please tell us what books we r gonna need for august if we r taking intro, fundamentals, and pharm?
    I got you message but I don't have the book list handy. I mailed it to someone that will be starting in the fall. If you just give it some time someone will probably post it. Classes don't start for 5 weeks so there is time. Plus the book list I sent was for 2010/2011 and although they probably will not change the books you don't know. Adult Care 1 and Adult Care 2 are supposed to the the same books but some of us had another prof for Adult Care 2 and different text books were used. You may be better off waiting until classes start.

    FYI when you buy books on Amazon and you are buying them used you want to look for sellers that ship internationally. When it comes to shipping with FedEx and UPS PR is considered intl but not with the USPS. So you will be able to put the book in your cart but when you get to check out you will get an error stating unable to ship to your destination.

    Also another great site to use for books is half.com and ALL their sellers are required to ship to PR. So you can buy any book listed there and sometimes they are cheaper then Amazon. Oh but keep at least one card with a stateside adress if you can. I changed my address to PR and I could not use that card on half.com.

    There are a lot of weird little things like this that drive you crazy at first but then you get used to it. You will run into these random things from time to time.

    Quote from artofisis
    Hey everyone. I Just got to PR and had some issues with rental car companies . I wanted to visit the schools but it will have to wait till Monday. Has anyone found affordable housing near the school?
    I don't think this is against the rules because I am NOT looking for a roommate. I got an adorable 1 bedroom a block from the beach. It is not cheap but I want to be on the beach my last year. I am giving up my apartment which is a two bedroom less than 1/2 mile from the school. It is 750 a month for a modern 2 bedroom, 1 bath and has a washer and dryer in the kitchen. My landlord is so awesome. If I don't reach her in person she calls me back within two hours and has someone at the apartment within 24 hours. I have never in my life had a landlord that was so responsive.

    And some of the things I called her about were things I caused like washing rugs in the machine that then clogged the machine but she fixed it on her dime.

    Anyway I will be out by the end of the week. I don't think it will still be available at the end of July but if anyone is coming into town before that and this sounds like something you are interested you can contact me. If it is after I leave I can put you in touch with her. This has been a great apartment but I no longer want to have a roommate and I want to be at the beach.
  12. by   pearlgirl52508
    hehehe....This thread has been rather quiet lately. I think we're all trying to crunch everything in, visiting the school, registering for classes, etc. I look forward in meeting everyone! Maybe before school starts, like the Friday before, maybe we can all meet up and grab dinner or drinks or something so we can get acquainted before classes start? Just a thought though. !

    (p.s. i hope this post isnt against website policy).
  13. by   flrican1
    Just wanted to say hello, I currently live in Orlando but will be attending the UMET (Cupey) ADN program in Aug. I went in June to visit and get my credits validated from Valencia CC; and it put me ahead of the game. If I am financially able to I will transfer over to the Bilingual BSN program. If not, I will take the NCLEX, return to Orlando and obtain the BSN online. I wish all of you the best and hope to read stories and comments about others experiences in Puerto Rico.

    Joel

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