Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 8

by zzzzzgirl

174,862 Views | 1337 Comments

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. 0
    Sorry that was a typo...Im attending Inter
  2. 0
    Quote from mike.choley
    You are planning on going to UPR instead of Inter? Or was that a typo? If so, are they on the trimester plan? Also, any word on how long it would take to graduate with a bsn from UPR if you have a degree already? I'm going to check it out.

    Sorry Im attending Inter. When i called UPR i spoke with someone and they told me to check back in January because the pre-requesites for the program would be changing. However, i never followed up with them.
  3. 0
    Get used to the hurdles people and stop complaining about them because they will continue for you the WHOLE time you are in PR and in the program.

    I am finishing and I came to a point where I realized I just had to deal with it other than bang my head on the wall.

    Yes, they are up for review in 2010. They will be evaluated in October.
  4. 0
    Quote from GradRN2010
    Get used to the hurdles people and stop complaining about them because they will continue for you the WHOLE time you are in PR and in the program.

    I am finishing and I came to a point where I realized I just had to deal with it other than bang my head on the wall.

    Yes, they are up for review in 2010. They will be evaluated in October.
    Hey GradRN2010, how was your experience in the program? besides the hurdles that we have all seem be have dealt with. How well do they prepare you for the NCLEX? any advice?
  5. 0
    Quote from GradRN2010
    Get used to the hurdles people and stop complaining about them because they will continue for you the WHOLE time you are in PR and in the program.

    I am finishing and I came to a point where I realized I just had to deal with it other than bang my head on the wall.

    Yes, they are up for review in 2010. They will be evaluated in October.
    Yeah that's understandible, but what would be super helpful would be for the people like you who actually are IN the program to dose us with a little reality regarding what happens in the application process as well as your overall experience. Ie. How/when you were informed of acceptance? What your next step was? How are clinicals arranged? If it really is 2 years or if that's "variable"? Actual cost of program including books etc? How much is the local rent?

    An October evaluation is pretty awful timing for us guppies flopping around on the pier. I can just imagine being 3 months into a program only to find out that the accredidation gets revoked.

    I'm sorry for sounding sarcastic. I don't expect others to do all our research for us, but any tidbit of actual facts helps exponentially more than whatever IAU website would.
  6. 0
    Quote from ChanelCinq
    37,000 USD for over 2 years is too much. I plan on not spending over 20,000 total in tuition costs and I refuse to study more than 2 years and preferably less. I could not imagine spending 37,000 USD AND to top it off having to live in Fresno.

    The school I applied to in New Orleans is Louisiana State University Health and Science Center CARE program. It is an ABSN that is about 18 months or so long. The tuition is about 15,000 USD for the 18 months as it is a state school. And fortunately Louisiana needs people in the state so the out of state per semester tuition is an extra 900 USD. That is most certainly an out of state tuition I can afford. It is a good program but it is really intense as the majority of accelerated programs are.

    Also the admissions process is based on 4 things: 25% GPA, 25% personal statement, 25% interview, and I think the rest was life experience. All this is moot for you though as the deadline was Feb 1st.

    By the way, my application for LSU was finally tracked down. ;-)
    Wow Chanelcing, i like the way you think. It really make sense the way you put it. As for me, i myself would hate to paid for tuition that much, but i don't have any other way. Since i haven't finish my B.S. , i am unable to do the accelerate program like you. I was thinking of applying to CSU San bernardino, but i have a feeling there a numerous applicant. I also think nursing school over 40K is way too much, especially in this type of economy. So, what other school can you recommend to apply without the high cost of tuition? Have you heard anything back from Puerto RIco yet? Are you still going? When are you going to LSU?
  7. 0
    Quote from timmytdao
    So, what other school can you recommend to apply without the high cost of tuition? Have you heard anything back from Puerto RIco yet? Are you still going? When are you going to LSU?
    I am primarily looking at ABSN programs, which would not apply to you.

    I should hear from LSU soon about an interview. And I just applied to PR this week. I did not send them 1500 pages of catalogs from 5 different schools dating back to 1988.

    If they really want them I will do it but as I stated my BA was from the year 2000 and now 10 years later my major is nonexistent.


    Good luck in your quest.
  8. 0
    I too have applied for the August trimester class and would appreciate if anyone attending can give soon to be students an idea of what to expect. I have a bachelors degree and from talking with people at the school it seems I qualify for the accelerated program. I'm excited but a bit nervous as I don't know what to expect. If any of you can paint a picture, I'd be sincerely grateful!
  9. 0
    Quote from labsrock
    I too have applied for the August trimester class and would appreciate if anyone attending can give soon to be students an idea of what to expect. I have a bachelors degree and from talking with people at the school it seems I qualify for the accelerated program. I'm excited but a bit nervous as I don't know what to expect. If any of you can paint a picture, I'd be sincerely grateful!
    I'd say look at the previous feedback in this thread. If you speak Spanish well, call them. You can google the school with a search like "Metro english trimester program" or "iau metro campus" etc.. if you don't have the direct link. Good luck.
  10. 1
    Thanks for the google tips, I've already located the school and it's website, http://metro.inter.edu, which is the San Juan campus for the university, inter.edu is the main website. I've spoke with people at the school, just looking for feedback from students who've been through the program. I can speak conversational Spanish but I'm hoping to better my Spanish skills.
    PRguy likes this.


Top