Puerto Rico school feedback? - page 98

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   RNLizzie
    Hey tmp25,I was just over there ( San Juan) a couple of days ago. I stayed at the La Conche Ressiance Hotel. It's a nice four star hotel located on the beach and right in the middle of San Juan, and I loved the hotel and service. The drive to Umet and La Inter really did only take 15 mins if not less! The prices start at 250 and up a night, but I got a good deal on it and got it for 106 a night! Now if your gonna be there for quite some time I would suggest you look into something cheaper unless are attending with a guest to split the bill!
  2. by   RNLizzie
    I know I'm not currently living there, but thought I would just let you know where I stayed during my trip.
  3. by   Keke3202
    Hey, I live an island away and wanted to reapply and look for housing. Last time I stayed there I stayed at la cora hotel but that was a two years ago. Plus there was an awesome taxi driver who is pretty good and reasonable. Email me and maybe we can meet up I just dont wanna go alone :'(
  4. by   Keke3202
    I so agree. I've been pondering on it so much but am going end of discussion lol.so if anyone is planning on going in August please let me know I don't wanna be lost alone. Also for those who are leaving or know someone who is about to leave can you guys leave a numbe. Last time it was hard finding available houses near by.
  5. by   Keke3202
    I live on an island near by and that is pretty good rent rates.I wished I found this site when I first wanted to start going to the school. Ugh
  6. by   tmp25
    Thank you so much for the info Liz, that helps me out a lot!! My parents are coming with me, but we are going to be there for almost a week so we've been looking at condos and stuff and pricing them out. My main thing was making sure we weren't staying 30-45 minutes away from the school because its going to be our first time on the island. I will now look around for places in the La Conche hotel area. How did your trip go by the way? Have you decided on which school you want to attend?

    Keke, I plan on attending La Inter in August as well. When I visit in May, me and hihopes22 will be looking for apartments near the school. If we find anything and/or hear about a place thats reasonable in price, I will let you know.
    Last edit by tmp25 on Apr 16, '12
  7. by   Keke3202
    Thanks a million. I also might be going end of april or late may depends on when I could get time off
  8. by   RNLizzie
    My trip was great. I fell in love with the city! Both me and my friend ( moving with me as well) went to both campus. Unfortunately, we got more help at Umet and was able to sit down with the director, get our transcripts evaluated, admitted, signed up for classes, and get a tour of the facility. Umet nursing building and classes are well equipped with the necessary simulators and tools to succeed. Right now I am torn between the two, because both has its pros and cons. I will be heading back there the second or third week of May. This time geared towards La inter.
  9. by   Keke3202
    Hey liz, am new and curious what's UMET? Is that another accelerate school?
  10. by   tmp25
    I know I'm not Liz, but UMET is Universidad Metropolitana Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez Its in Bayamon, PR and they have another English trimester program. One of the directors from La Inter began the program there. The only con about the program that I've heard so far is that because of the amount of students and faculty members they have, some of the classes get cancelled--but other than that they have 8 week semesters (bi-semesters) if I'm not mistaken. If you don't have a degree already, it will probably take you 2 1/2 or 3 years there but if you do have a degree and some of the classes you can finish within 2 years. (This is all based upon what I've heard by the way) They have a youtube channel as well: CanalUMET - YouTube
  11. by   Jen_Jen88
    Umet has a bilingual nursing program. I'm about to complete my first year here.
  12. by   tmp25
    Quote from FutureNurseLiz
    My trip was great. I fell in love with the city! Both me and my friend ( moving with me as well) went to both campus. Unfortunately, we got more help at Umet and was able to sit down with the director, get our transcripts evaluated, admitted, signed up for classes, and get a tour of the facility. Umet nursing building and classes are well equipped with the necessary simulators and tools to succeed. Right now I am torn between the two, because both has its pros and cons. I will be heading back there the second or third week of May. This time geared towards La inter.
    I'm glad your experience was good!!! I figured UMET would be a little helpful. I applied there last year and have gotten like 5 letters from them so far. I applied to La Inter around the same time and have yet to see anything in the mail...lol. Its okay though I'll be there soon to get all of that stuff done. I'll PM you closer to the date to see if you all will be there around the same time later on.
  13. by   laleoganaise
    I was there last fall and saved a lot more renting a car and a studio. I am planning to visit again but don't have a date yet. I will also be in a nursing program in August but haven't decided which school yet. I was accepted at UMET but feel compel to apply to LaInter as well judging from the amount of positive feedback on this site...Maybe i'll end up at LaInter after all. Good luck with your search!




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