Puerto Rico school feedback - thread #2 - page 12

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    Well if you work for the VA then you can use you state license now if its civilian you have to take the PR nursing exam which they have in english. HOWEVER, they pay the RN's in civilian hospitals crap and the patient overload is crazy!!
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    Hi I'm a new member to this site. I was thinking about visiting both schools in Jan of 2013 hoping to apply to one of the school. Any advice to what I should bring with me so far as documents. Is there a way to apply for both schools online. Has entrances to both schools gotten stricter since 2011...wld appreciate advice from current students.
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    Is anyone going to inter metro in aug 2013?? I will be visiting in may of 2013 to case the place out!!!!!!!!!!

    When applying for a apartment do they req the same documents as they do in the states? If not what will i need?

    Did you save any money up before you relocated?

    Did you have any problems with your financial aid?
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Nov 25, '12 : Reason: ToS
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    Quote from SweetDeJaVu
    When applying for a apartment do they req the same documents as they do in the states? If not what will i need?

    Did you save any money up before you relocated?

    Did you have any problems with your financial aid?
    I didn't rent an apartment so I can't tell you. Maybe someone else can reply. I did have money saved, not much but I did. There's always problems with Financial Aid; they lose documents you already turned in, they don't give you the right amount, etc. it's usually a lot smoother after the first trimester but not always. Make sure you keep copies. For example, they told me I didn't turn in exit counseling and was gonna have a hold on my account for transcripts, etc. later that day, I emailed the copy of my exit counseling.
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    Quote from misoprettylord
    Hi I'm a new member to this site. I was thinking about visiting both schools in Jan of 2013 hoping to apply to one of the school. Any advice to what I should bring with me so far as documents. Is there a way to apply for both schools online. Has entrances to both schools gotten stricter since 2011...wld appreciate advice from current students.
    I applied to both online. You can see what they require for general admission on the inter website (check English trimester page). From what I understand, entrance requirements are still the same for the school of nursing but I do think they're getting stricter with school rules. I'm not 100% in this, just what I've heard since I already graduated and not personally there anymore.
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    Quote from misoprettylord
    Hi I'm a new member to this site. I was thinking about visiting both schools in Jan of 2013 hoping to apply to one of the school. Any advice to what I should bring with me so far as documents. Is there a way to apply for both schools online. Has entrances to both schools gotten stricter since 2011...wld appreciate advice from current students.
    La Inter they upped the GPA from 2.0 to 2.5 but other then that the entrance requirements are the same.
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    Quote from SweetDeJaVu
    When applying for a apartment do they req the same documents as they do in the states? If not what will i need?

    Did you save any money up before you relocated?

    Did you have any problems with your financial aid?
    I rented two different apartments. The first year by the school and the second year by the beach. I really don't remember what either one needed. I know the first apartment I rented in June when I was there for orientation. I didn't have a bank account or anything local and the landlord was very much by the book and everything went fine.

    As long as you have money for the deposit, etc you should be fine.
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    What location do you recommend for residency? How was the program and any other important information that would be helpful.

    I didnt even see this!!!!!!! Thanks in Advance!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote from SweetDeJaVu
    What location do you recommend for residency? How was the program and any other important information that would be helpful.

    I didnt even see this!!!!!!! Thanks in Advance!!!!!!!!!
    I most definitely preferred my apartment at the beach. Hands down it was a way better life then living next to school. But you do have to have a car and it is more expensive but you can find deals on places but they won't be in a gated community. I lived in Ocean Park and inside the Ocean Park gated area. Yeah it is open durring daylight and anyone can go in and out because they can't block public access to the beach.

    But there was a big difference being inside the gate and outside the gate.

    I can answer specific questions you may have.
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    Quote from misoprettylord
    Hi I'm a new member to this site. I was thinking about visiting both schools in Jan of 2013 hoping to apply to one of the school. Any advice to what I should bring with me so far as documents. Is there a way to apply for both schools online. Has entrances to both schools gotten stricter since 2011...wld appreciate advice from current students.
    Hey Misoprettylord,

    So I am currently a student La Inter right now (I'm in my 2nd trimester Accelerated program). The documents I suggest that you bring to the school when you visit in January are: Official transcripts, Social security card, Driver's license or passport, a course description of all college courses your've taken even if you have a bachelors degree, and Immunization form (This includes: Hepatitis B series, Tetanus shot, Varicella (when you are in the nursing program, you will need actual Varicella titers to show proof that you had chicken pox and you still have the antibodies), and MMR. The admissions office is no longer accepting immunization papers from the states, so bring your immunization form with you. There is a doctors office directly across the street that can re-write everything on the proper form thats needed for the school for a small fee of $25.00. (Ridiculous? yes I know) That should suffice for admissions to the school. They accept everyone. For the nursing program, you will need a 2.5 GPA. (If you have a bachelors degree, they will only look at your last semester. They will not look at the overall GPA. Why they do it that way? I don't know.)

    You can apply to the school online and send in all your documents to this address:

    Admissions Office
    Inter American University
    Highway 1, Km. 16.3
    Corner Francisco Sein St.
    Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
    San Juan, Puerto Rico 00919-1293



    You will not hear from them until you get your letter of acceptance. They will not tell you what your missing unless you call (good luck on getting through to ANYONE) or go to them in person. So make sure you have everything together when you send it.

    Now the other school I think you are referring to is UMET. I honestly don't know how things have changed over there. I have a friend who went to the school and left because there were not many english speaking students there. Many of her classes were in spanish, so it was a struggle. So, if you were thinking about going there, you'd have to visit. Let me know if you have anymore questions about La Inter. I recently helped my little cousin get in for the November trimester, so I can update you on anything new.
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