Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 93

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   snowshyne
    My bad - the application is on page 102.
  2. by   VeronicaR
    Snowshyne, Perfect! Thanks
  3. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from snowshyne
    Thank you for your reply. I am very interested in doing work trade at the school and I'll be sure to check into that when I go for a visit. That's actually exactly what I am hoping to be able to do when I get there.

    You've been such a huge help to everyone on this board and I know we all really appreciate your time, advice, the information that you've provided.

    Thanks again!
    Snowshyne if you go to La Inter I think you may end up being one of the new helpful people on this thread. Myself, dessigner-mommy, Cahoon, and jeb-in-minneapolis are leaving soon.

    By the way people can feel free to give me a "like" anytime. I only have a 11 at the moment for almost 200 posts so it is a pretty low ratio. :-)
  4. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Also FYI, about 10 people from our class (of about 60) have taken and passed the NCLEX and Jeb-in- Minneapolis is one. Yay Jeb. Almost everyone used Kaplan by the way. Actually almost everyone I know from different nursing schools in the country used Kaplan and passed.

    Also keep in mind that the Puerto Ricans staying in Puerto Rico will not take the NCLEX as they don't need it if they are staying here. So there will never be a class that will have 100% of the students that will take the NCLEX.

    I am studying, slowly, right now. But really not spending as much time as I should. The next trimester one of our 4 unit classes is an NCLEX preparation class and I am definitely hoping to get the harder prof for that class.
  5. by   VeronicaR
    World traveling Yogi, When you say "used Kaplan" what does that mean? I have seen it in a few post throughout the thread and I'm not quite sure what that means? Do we have to take extra classes there in order to get our license in California? Or is that just a school to take the test through? Sorry if these have been answered but I don't recall reading it. Thanks,Veronica. * my status: I'm waiting for E to email me back about the application but in the mean time I will be submitting my app this week to Inter. I hope I get it!
  6. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from VeronicaR
    World traveling Yogi, When you say "used Kaplan" what does that mean? I have seen it in a few post throughout the thread and I'm not quite sure what that means? Do we have to take extra classes there in order to get our license in California? Or is that just a school to take the test through? Sorry if these have been answered but I don't recall reading it. Thanks,Veronica. * my status: I'm waiting for E to email me back about the application but in the mean time I will be submitting my app this week to Inter. I hope I get it!
    Kaplan is just of one of the many, many tools out there that help you pass the NCLEX. Some people just buy books like Saunders or Linda LaCharity's Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment otherwise know as PDA. And there are tons and tons of other books. Then there are pricey online programs like Kaplan and the Hurst Review. The Hurst Review is 300 or 250 with a code and Kaplan is 500. I am doing the Hurst Review now and then I will do Kaplan. Yes it is excessive but I only want to take the NCLEX once.

    No mater what state you sit for when you take the NCLEX the classes are exactly the same. Each state has a different fee and different requirements like CA requires fingerprints, AZ requires an English language test coming from PR, etc but all the classes you take are the same. Many people in PR get licensed through Wisconsin because they are the cheapest, the fastest, require the least amount of extra stuff and are one of the compact states. And these days with very few hospitals hiring new grads it is good to be able to up and move anywhere there is a job. So I will get licensed through WI and then convert it to where ever I get a job.

    But no need yet to worry about the NCLEX at this early stage in the game.
  7. by   VeronicaR
    Oh ok I understand now. Thanks!! Great info. Ya I'm really early in this journey. I'm planning on going to PR in May to check out the school and get some help applying and registering. From what it sounds like on this site, I need to go down in person for quick results. Thanks again for all the info!
  8. by   snowshyne
    I would definitely try to help people if I get to go.

    I've been checking into plane tickets and am planning on going to check it out sometime between March and May.
  9. by   feetinthedirt
    If you go in late March, let me know! We could do some investigating together. I will be there the 20th to April 3rd.

    Kelly
  10. by   AlaBro2010
    for newer members on this thread, i am a nursing student at the inter, about to finish the second trimester. i will try getting on here often to check and answer questions, help out as much as i can

    to the previous poster that had a few questions. i did not come here initially with my "spouse" but my (now ex) boyfriend did end up moving here and it did not work out, he couldn't find a job. he had over two years restaurant experience and even had the head chef put in a good word personally but nada. but just because he didn't have any luck doesn't mean you wont, but unfortunately, it is a little difficult.

    as far as the application goes, i applied online at: https://ssb.inter.edu:8000/prod/bwskalog.p_disploginnon

    hope that helps

    edited to add: the inter also has an amazing honors program that covers 12 credits of your tuition. if that is something that interest you, there are additional requirements but so far, it's been a huge help!


  11. by   VeronicaR
    Quote from belle1005
    for newer members on this thread, i am a nursing student at the inter, about to finish the second trimester. i will try getting on here often to check and answer questions, help out as much as i can to the previous poster that had a few questions. i did not come here initially with my "spouse" but my (now ex) boyfriend did end up moving here and it did not work out, he couldn't find a job. he had over two years restaurant experience and even had the head chef put in a good word personally but nada. but just because he didn't have any luck doesn't mean you wont, but unfortunately, it is a little difficult.as far as the application goes, i applied online at: https://ssb.inter.edu:8000/prod/bwskalog.p_disploginnonhope that helpsedited to add: the inter also has an amazing honors program that covers 12 credits of your tuition. if that is something that interest you, there are additional requirements but so far, it's been a huge help!
    bella, i'm sorry to hear that about you ex. that's what i am worried about. at this point i'm leaning toward going alone, school will be hard enough without having to worry about his happiness as well. it might be best for both of us. right now i'm getting my finances together and i hope i can get in to the accelerated associates program but i don't have a bach. i have all my generals done though. thanks again for the info. veronica
  12. by   VeronicaR
    Quote from snowshyne
    I would definitely try to help people if I get to go.I've been checking into plane tickets and am planning on going to check it out sometime between March and May.
    If you go in May let me know have you sent in your application already. I think I want to handle all the paperwork in person. I'm a little weary about sending all my paperwork through mail, in case it gets "lost" or something. Veronica
  13. by   tmp25
    Quote from belle1005

    edited to add: the inter also has an amazing honors program that covers 12 credits of your tuition. if that is something that interest you, there are additional requirements but so far, it's been a huge help!


    hey belle,

    thank you for coming on here! i know we all appreciate it! what additional requirements are there for the honors program?

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