Puerto Rico school feedback - thread #2 - page 15

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  1. Visit  Evo5 profile page
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    Thanks edibie.
    I am bringing transcript, ID, birth cert, and SS Card, plus course descriptions when I go. Are you bringing more with you when you go on Sunday?
    Enjoy your visit..
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  3. Visit  edibie profile page
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    I'm also bringing a copy of my health records to show proof of my Hep B series in case they tell me that I need to get a health certificate from the doctors while I'm there. If that is the case while I'm there I will have to test for TB and get a VDRL blood test to get the certificate. (Atleast that's what previous students have said) I know that the health certificate that is needed is only accepted from a doctor in PR.
  4. Visit  quik248 profile page
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    Quote from edibie
    I applied last month for the August semester but I haven't heard back from them yet
    Hello, I also applied and I am still waiting to get a response. I called today and finally after several weeks of trying to get hold of admission office someone answered. However,they told me that my transcripts were received on 2/18/13.. I can't still believe it, because I mailed them on 01/18/13 from California.. Gee that took a while. Also, they provided me with my student ID and said that all my papers are under review by the nursing office and is just matter or waiting.

    Now, is anyone planning in working while in Puerto Rico.?
  5. Visit  edibie profile page
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    wow I can't believe you actually got through to admissions on the phone. I've been calling this past week and noone ever answers. Finally today a lady answered when I was transferred to the nursing department but she couldn't tell me anything. I just wanted to know if they ever received the transcript that my university sent them. It was sent on 2/18/13 also and I'm in Fl so they should've gotten it by now.

    Anyways, to answer your question, yes, I plan to look for a job while I'm there but I doubt I will find one because I don't speak spanish.
  6. Visit  quik248 profile page
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    Quote from edibie
    wow I can't believe you actually got through to admissions on the phone. I've been calling this past week and noone ever answers. Finally today a lady answered when I was transferred to the nursing department but she couldn't tell me anything. I just wanted to know if they ever received the transcript that my university sent them. It was sent on 2/18/13 also and I'm in Fl so they should've gotten it by now.

    Anyways, to answer your question, yes, I plan to look for a job while I'm there but I doubt I will find one because I don't speak spanish.
    Yes, it's crazy getting to speak with someone. It kind of made me think twice if Inter will be the best option. I was looking into UMET and they answer the phone right away and they also start classes in August. I am considering in applying in both schools and whichever school approves me first than will be the one I will be attending.
    Good luck to us and perhaps, we might see each other at nursing school!!
  7. Visit  quik248 profile page
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    Quote from edibie
    I'm also bringing a copy of my health records to show proof of my Hep B series in case they tell me that I need to get a health certificate from the doctors while I'm there. If that is the case while I'm there I will have to test for TB and get a VDRL blood test to get the certificate. (Atleast that's what previous students have said) I know that the health certificate that is needed is only accepted from a doctor in PR.
    Did you go to the school? How was it?
  8. Visit  edibie profile page
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    No I'm not in Puerto Rico yet. I'm going on Sunday so I will be at the school first thing Monday morning. Do you speak spanish? I heard that the nursing program at UMET isn't completely in english (but I'm not 100% sure) or else I would've applied there too. But I'll let you know if they're better with assisting in person than over the phone when I get there.
  9. Visit  quik248 profile page
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    Quote from edibie
    No I'm not in Puerto Rico yet. I'm going on Sunday so I will be at the school first thing Monday morning. Do you speak spanish? I heard that the nursing program at UMET isn't completely in english (but I'm not 100% sure) or else I would've applied there too. But I'll let you know if they're better with assisting in person than over the phone when I get there.
    Have a safe trip and let me know how did it go in the school and the pro and cons you might see!
  10. Visit  ChanelCinq profile page
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    Quote from edibie
    No I'm not in Puerto Rico yet. I'm going on Sunday so I will be at the school first thing Monday morning. Do you speak spanish? I heard that the nursing program at UMET isn't completely in english (but I'm not 100% sure) or else I would've applied there too. But I'll let you know if they're better with assisting in person than over the phone when I get there.

    There are pros and cons with both schools. I had a friend that started at UMET and ended up leaving. SHe started in Jan of last year and was really the only accelerated student so they kept canceling her classes because of enrollment. I think if you start in August there are usually about 8 or more people and they will not cancel classes for that number. She did have to take classes like microbiology in Spanish. I don't think there is anyone in that program at UMET that doesn't speak a least a little SPanish.

    They take only two classes at a time because they are 8 weeks long. They are called bimesters. AT La Inter they are 12 weeks and called trimesters but in the STates we call 12 week sessions quarters. So my friend at UMET had the same teacher for both of her classes. And she really didn't like the teacher. So that kind of sucked. And the teacher had also taught at La Inter.

    Anyway I don't want to knock it because what I know comes from her and she was not happy but I know there is a poster here that is very happy with UMET but she also does speak Spanish. The class sizes are small and they have brand new equipment. La Inter equipment in the labs is a joke.

    And there are so many people that classes would never be cancelled at La Inter instead they would add another section. THis is not a good thing because it means scrambling to find a teacher and usually no class for a week or so until they find one. Get used to this. It happens. it would NEVER happen in the states but it happens in PR.

    I hear from my friends there that things are getting better and the quality of instruction is getting better. So that is good. But it will be a sloooow process.
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  11. Visit  Evo5 profile page
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    Hi edibie,
    How did it go for you today? Was it easy to find the school and the right people to talk to?
    Were you able to get everything in that you needed to in one day?
    Thanks

    Also ChanelCinq - thank you for all your comments on this thread, they have been very helpful for me learning about this school..
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  12. Visit  ohio_2013 profile page
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    hi everyone,
    I am new on this thread, i am thinking about going to inter for the nursing program in english.I applied online,is that how i am supposed to do it????? or there`s a different for applying there?
    Last edit by ohio_2013 on Mar 7, '13 : Reason: grammers
  13. Visit  zayra profile page
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    Im already a student on UMET and they have a Bilingual program in NuRSe in Bayamon.
  14. Visit  edibie profile page
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    Hey, so I visited the school on Monday. I met one of my cousin's friends in Puerto Rico and she took me straight to the school and to the nursing department. From there they told me that I needed to go to the admissions office first.When I got there I was expected the phones to be ringing off the hook since I never get through when I call but not one phone rang while I was in there smh. Anyways the lady pulled my application up on the computer and once she saw that I had applied for August, she told me that they have not started admitting people fo June, July, and Aug. She said that they were still working on that current trimester and that they won't start on the other apps until May. She told me to resend my transcript in May once I have graduated with my bachelors so that I wouldn't have to take any gen eds and I could automatically enter the accelerated nursing program. So basically I couldn't get anything done because it's too early.


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