Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 96

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   feetinthedirt
    Alright...I'm arriving in San Juan this Tuesday and on the island until April 2nd. I plan to visit La Inter and U Met and apply/register. Any tips for navigating the schools? Head straight to the English Trimester program folks? Anyone in San Juan interested in helping me...I will buy you lunch!

    Thanks!
    Kelly
  2. by   snowshyne
    Quote from feetinthedirt
    Alright...I'm arriving in San Juan this Tuesday and on the island until April 2nd. I plan to visit La Inter and U Met and apply/register. Any tips for navigating the schools? Head straight to the English Trimester program folks? Anyone in San Juan interested in helping me...I will buy you lunch!

    Thanks!
    Kelly
    I'm excited for you! I was hoping to head out there too, but I think I will have to wait a little longer. Where are you staying? Can you PM me and let me know what you found for accommodations? I've heard the school has a place that people can stay but I can never reach anyone at the school, so I'm not sure how to go about reserving it. If you found a great place to stay for a good deal, I'd love to hear about it.

    Have a great time!
  3. by   snowshyne
    Kelly, I didn't notice that you don't have enough posts to send a PM. You need 15 to send one. I'm going to PM you my e-mail address.
    Last edit by snowshyne on Mar 16, '12 : Reason: removed quote
  4. by   hihopes22
    Feetinthedirt I live in Bayamon. But I will be going to La Inter this coming week. PM me maybe we can meet up! I live 2 min walk from UMET and will be turning in some paperwork at Inter. I will be back in PR this Monday.
  5. by   feetinthedirt
    hihopes22,
    I haven't quite made the minimum # of posts to PM someone...if you PM me your email (is that weird?), I can get in touch. Or I'll keep posting things until I can use that private message feature! I get into town on Tuesday and be exploring mainly on Wednesday and Thursday before going to check out the rest of the island. Its all somewhat flexible though, depending on what I get done schoolwise.

    Thanks!
    Kelly
  6. by   hihopes22
    Sent you mail feetinthedirt.
  7. by   feetinthedirt
    Hey all,
    So I am in PR now and visited/applied to La Inter this week. What I am wondering is this: I want to do the Accelerated BSN and I want to start in November instead of August. I have a previous BA, all my credits transferred so that I don't need to do any general ed at Inter, just the nursing courses. The one course that the assistant director told me I absolutely needed was the Basic Principles and Concepts of Nursing, which she said is only offered in August and needed to do any other courses.I may be able to take that course through another school online this summer. How do I catch up if I start later (I need to go back and clarify with the director that it is possible)? Does anyone have any insight into the November start date for the Accelerated BSN? I really want to start in November!! Thanks!
  8. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from feetinthedirt
    Hey all,
    So I am in PR now and visited/applied to La Inter this week. What I am wondering is this: I want to do the Accelerated BSN and I want to start in November instead of August. I have a previous BA, all my credits transferred so that I don't need to do any general ed at Inter, just the nursing courses. The one course that the assistant director told me I absolutely needed was the Basic Principles and Concepts of Nursing, which she said is only offered in August and needed to do any other courses.I may be able to take that course through another school online this summer. How do I catch up if I start later (I need to go back and clarify with the director that it is possible)? Does anyone have any insight into the November start date for the Accelerated BSN? I really want to start in November!! Thanks!
    Just so you know if you start in Nov you are thrown in with the non accelerated students that don't have degrees and tend to be a little bit not as serious as the accelerated group.

    A friend started in November and it is just him and one other classmate that are accelerated.

    And it will be harder to catch up. THere is a new assistant director and will be a new director by next year. THe new assistant director is awesome but she follows the rules which means it may be a little more difficult to catch up and you will be doing Nov to Nov which 24 months insyead of Aug to May which is 22 months.

    In the first trimester we take Basic Concepts and Principals of Nursing, Pharmocology, Fundamentals of Nursing and Fundamentals of Nursing clinical.
  9. by   guerra
    Hi... Everyone just found this thread and thought it was awsome. I'm currently a student at Umet in cupey but i'm working on transfering to the Bayamon campus that actually has the nurse program in English. That would be my number one reason since i would like to Work in California, i feel i have a better chance on the NCLEX if i do the nursing program in english rather than spanish ... even though im bilingual .. It doesnt hurt to go on the safe side.. My second reason and this one i'm a little unsure .. Its to finish the program sooner ?!?! Hopefully someone here knows if this is true and if so hos much sooner .Btw i'm on finishing my first year of BSN XD yeah for me !!! And will be taking summer classes to get a head start next year .. Good luck to everyone!!
  10. by   WorldTravelingYogi
    Quote from guerra
    Hi... Everyone just found this thread and thought it was awsome. I'm currently a student at Umet in cupey but i'm working on transfering to the Bayamon campus that actually has the nurse program in English. That would be my number one reason since i would like to Work in California, i feel i have a better chance on the NCLEX if i do the nursing program in english rather than spanish ... even though im bilingual .. It doesnt hurt to go on the safe side.. My second reason and this one i'm a little unsure .. Its to finish the program sooner ?!?! Hopefully someone here knows if this is true and if so hos much sooner .Btw i'm on finishing my first year of BSN XD yeah for me !!! And will be taking summer classes to get a head start next year .. Good luck to everyone!!
    I know a couple people that transfered from UMET Bayamon in the English program to La Inter this past August. I know of at least one more that is definitely leaving UMET for La Inter after this bimester. From what I hear classes get cancelled A LOT at UMET because there may only be 1 or 2 students in a class. That would never happen at La Inter. They would never, not have enough students.

    Also ALL the classes at La Inter are in English. I have friends that don't speak Spanish that had to take classes in Spanish at UMET which was a nightmare.

    Just look at your options.
  11. by   Jen_Jen88
    UMET's bilingual program just started in 2008 so its barely new compared to la inter's english program. Hence bilingual program... you will get classes in english and in spanish. I go to UMET and Bayamon and I love the fact that our classes our smaller. Yes I've had classmates whose class got cancelled because not many people were signed up but again its because more people choose to go to la inter due to their ADN program and fully english program. Guerra if you're in cupey I'm sure your spanish is well since the nursing program there is FULLY spanish. I'm actually taking two nursing classes in spanish this summer and one in Aug. (my choice). It's a BIG plus if you know spanish!
  12. by   npandres
    Is it to late to apply to the tri semester at La Inter for AUG?
  13. by   npandres
    IM trying to find general info on it but having a hard time

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