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  1. Visit  mrd2689a profile page
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    Hola a todos! I have recently applied to the Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing Program, and I am super excited! I have so much to think about and I am sure that I will be posting many questions here, despite already having learned so much from the wealth of knowledge already here! One of the important notes that I was wondering from current students or graduates is about the graduation rate. I read on the FAFSA website that the graduation rate of the university is only 24%. This means that only 24% of all the university students complete their degree within 150% of the time that the degree is supposed to require (ex. three years for a two year degree). This statistic is rather disturbing, and I need your opinions about this!

    Does anyone have any idea why this number is so low? Is there any reason why I shouldn't be able to complete my two year accelearted bachelor's in that amount of time? The money is a HUGE factor for me, just like for all of you, I'm sure!

    Thank you all in advance! Suerte!
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  3. Visit  lstSmile profile page
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    Quote from quik248
    Alright everyone, is set. I am going to Puerto Rico in May to explore the city and to find out what is going on with my still pending application. I have sent everything to school paper work wise and I will the school the whole month of April to reply to me( hopefully they do). At the same time I'll be going to look for a place to live and for a job... It's done I bought my airplane ticket already so I hope and pray to God that when I go down there I am able to take care of everything and settle for the August start date and to bless me with a job in nursing. If there is anyone on this thread who is currently living in Puerto Rico, I will appreciate any recommendations on what areas are good to rent near by the school. Also any nursing job or any job will be greatly and immense appreciate it.

    Let me tell you all that I am exited and nervous and I feel that I am going to a limbo place of which I've never been before. Scary feeling since I have a family to support who are gonna stay in the main land until I settled well with a job and roof for them.

    Help please!!!
    COngrats on your decision to go with La Inter and to start in August. I know it's a bit scary but You can do this. I'm currently in the accelerated program on the island and we're in the middle of our trimester before summer break. Finding a job in nursing depends on how much Spanish you are fluent in as well as the availabity of a position. I'm still working on my spanish so that's not a possiblity to for me at the moment. But it is a future goal. I'm currently working on campus through work study - but if you want to earn more there are a few people I know working in Old San Juan as hostesses, etc.

    In regards to living... there the La Cumbre area... which has a bunch of subdivisions with places to live.. If you go online to www[dot]clasificadosonline[dot]com - you can search for areas around cupey (which is where the school is. I ended up deciding to get a car and I live an 8 min drive away from school and an 8 min walk to the beach... (at the insistance of my flatmate at the time - but it actually worked out.. I enjoy the area).

    hope you find some of that helpful
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  4. Visit  lstSmile profile page
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    Quote from mrd2689a
    Hola a todos! I have recently applied to the Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing Program, and I am super excited! I have so much to think about and I am sure that I will be posting many questions here, despite already having learned so much from the wealth of knowledge already here! One of the important notes that I was wondering from current students or graduates is about the graduation rate. I read on the FAFSA website that the graduation rate of the university is only 24%. This means that only 24% of all the university students complete their degree within 150% of the time that the degree is supposed to require (ex. three years for a two year degree). This statistic is rather disturbing, and I need your opinions about this!

    Does anyone have any idea why this number is so low? Is there any reason why I shouldn't be able to complete my two year accelearted bachelor's in that amount of time? The money is a HUGE factor for me, just like for all of you, I'm sure!

    Thank you all in advance! Suerte!

    To be honest, i don't know the grad rate...but I wouldn't worry about that if you're a like minded individual who's gonna stay on track with your goals and graduate. I'm also in the accelerated program/honors...and I got here in Aug and I'm almost done with my first year (one more left!)... Money is a factor for me.. I'm on scholarships.. .so I have to get out of here pronto

    all the best!
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  5. Visit  Jen_Jen88 profile page
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    lol OMG you're not the only one counting down the days. I finish in July and I'm going straight back home!!
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  6. Visit  Belle1005 profile page
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    Quote from Jen_Jen88
    lol OMG you're not the only one counting down the days. I finish in July and I'm going straight back home!!
    And visiting me.
  7. Visit  mrd2689a profile page
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    1stSmile,

    Thanks for the words of encouragement! It is exciting to hear from someone that is in my (potential), future shoes!

    By the way, if I start up school in August and am looking to live in Las Cumbres, do you know when those rooms are up for rent? Will I always be able to find a place to live in las cumbres, or is it very competitive?
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    Quote from mrd2689a
    By the way, if I start up school in August and am looking to live in Las Cumbres, do you know when those rooms are up for rent? Will I always be able to find a place to live in las cumbres, or is it very competitive?
    I'm wondering the same thing
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  9. Visit  stephaniemaried profile page
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    Hi again, everyone.

    Today I was watching some vlogs about living in PR. Just kinda bored and excited about the move...

    One of the videos was made by a La Inter student.. It was a year old.. She wasn't in the nursing program, she was a business student. But she said that now the nursing program has ~1000 people on a WAITLIST to start the program...?? This is incorrect, right?? She said she heard this from her brother, who is in the nursing program. I'm super confused, and a tad worried, but I'm guessing she didn't know what she was talking about...

    If someone could ease my mind that'd be great I have applied and all that with the school, going there in three weeks for a visit and moving there in July. I already have my tickets booked so I'm really hoping I'm going to be able to start the nursing program in Aug!

    Thanks in advance.
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  10. Visit  lstSmile profile page
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    Quote from stephaniemaried
    Hi again, everyone.

    Today I was watching some vlogs about living in PR. Just kinda bored and excited about the move...

    One of the videos was made by a La Inter student.. It was a year old.. She wasn't in the nursing program, she was a business student. But she said that now the nursing program has ~1000 people on a WAITLIST to start the program...?? This is incorrect, right?? She said she heard this from her brother, who is in the nursing program. I'm super confused, and a tad worried, but I'm guessing she didn't know what she was talking about...

    If someone could ease my mind that'd be great I have applied and all that with the school, going there in three weeks for a visit and moving there in July. I already have my tickets booked so I'm really hoping I'm going to be able to start the nursing program in Aug!

    Thanks in advance.
    Hello, Hello

    Look at you, all excited and stuff - that's awesome! Come in with an open positive mindset and just pepper that with patience...and you'll do great!

    Honestly, I don't know numbers. I would assume from what I KNEW a year ago (which is when I got here-ish) that was incorrect. There are quite a few changes in the works from what I've heard from the director and assistant director. BUT, I've also heard that they're working on curtailing entrance. Has it started, nope. But that could change. Don't stress. Turn in your paper work...and keep asking your questions. Stay informed. Ease your mind....

    There are quite a few changes that will come to be in the next few weeks/months...from a nursing student's association point of view... which may prove to be a bit helpful for you... so when that rolls out... I'll make sure the appropriate individual announces that on here.

    and Congrats on your decision!
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  11. Visit  lstSmile profile page
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    Quote from stephaniemaried
    I'm wondering the same thing
    Las Cumbres... I don't know what you guys know of the area...but it's referring to an area... like saying a suburb in a town kinda thing. So there's also the 'subdivisions'/ 'gated communities' which are NOT at ALL like the ones you're envisioning from back home. These are more like rectangular townhomes with typically 2 floors where the owner typically lives on the ground floor and the tenant lives above - but of course that can vary. There are also some that were split up so it's a multiple 'apt' townhome with a much more varied arrangement.

    I have friends that live in Las Cumbres... they like it... but its like finding a rental in any town.. you have to search and cross your fingers and physically go check it out....and then sigh and be happy with the choice you chose. I'm sure someone's mentioned it already but you can find housing on craigslist - though very few. There are also options available on clasificadosonline. And it's all based on availability. E can give you a few ops too if you contact him. We're trying to set up a singular 411 source for incoming/current students to use for all things PR...and when it's up we'll let you know.

    The rooms that are currently occupied by our students will go up when the current term graduates - which can vary. I have friends leaving on the 18th through after June 18th... so I'm guessing that's where that date would go... And there probably are some who may stay on til July... so a lot of it is word of mouth... and coming here physically and hoofin' it... knowing upperclassmen who will connect you with an exiting grad so you can snatch up all their stuff...that sort of thing.
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  12. Visit  stephaniemaried profile page
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    Thanks for the info, lstSmile

    Hopefully someone can give me some advice or useful contact info..

    I want to take the math class and computer class (both are online if it matters) through my Colorado community college. I am sure the computer literacy class will transfer. But for the math class I am debating which to take to make sure it will transfer. I really want to take the "Math for Clinical Calculations" class because I feel like it would be more interesting and most importantly, useful. it's MATH 103, so it is college level, not a remedial class... Do you think it will transfer or will I have to pick a more general math class? My other options would be MATH 107 - Career Math or MATH 120 - Math for Liberal Arts... I don't want to take the Math 121 - College Algebra because I think it's above the minimum requirement and I haven't taken a math class in a few years.

    So my question is if you think the MATH 103 - Math for Clinical Calculations class will be accepted in transfer as my math class?

    If they just want college level math I would assume they would accept it. But if they are looking for a broader, basic math class then maybe not. Please tell me what you think, or what course you took that transferred if you didn't already have a BA.

    Here is the course description:

    Provides a review of general mathematics, introductory algebra and an opportunity to learn systems of measurement and methods of solving problems related to drug dosage and intravenous fluid administration. It is designed for students in the health disciplines. Topics may include algebra, graphs, measurement and conversion between various systems of measurement.
  13. Visit  WorldTravelingYogi profile page
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    Quote from stephaniemaried
    Thanks for the info, lstSmile

    Hopefully someone can give me some advice or useful contact info..

    I want to take the math class and computer class (both are online if it matters) through my Colorado community college. I am sure the computer literacy class will transfer. But for the math class I am debating which to take to make sure it will transfer. I really want to take the "Math for Clinical Calculations" class because I feel like it would be more interesting and most importantly, useful. it's MATH 103, so it is college level, not a remedial class... Do you think it will transfer or will I have to pick a more general math class? My other options would be MATH 107 - Career Math or MATH 120 - Math for Liberal Arts... I don't want to take the Math 121 - College Algebra because I think it's above the minimum requirement and I haven't taken a math class in a few years.

    So my question is if you think the MATH 103 - Math for Clinical Calculations class will be accepted in transfer as my math class?

    If they just want college level math I would assume they would accept it. But if they are looking for a broader, basic math class then maybe not. Please tell me what you think, or what course you took that transferred if you didn't already have a BA.

    Here is the course description:

    Provides a review of general mathematics, introductory algebra and an opportunity to learn systems of measurement and methods of solving problems related to drug dosage and intravenous fluid administration. It is designed for students in the health disciplines. Topics may include algebra, graphs, measurement and conversion between various systems of measurement.

    Stephanie I don't think anyone but admissions could answer this question. Anyone that answers it would be guessing. This is definitely something only the school could answer. Sorry.
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  14. Visit  edibie profile page
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    Hi everyone, It's been a while since I posted on here. I decided to move to PR in June although I'm not planning to start LaInter til August.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on May 1, '13 : Reason: pm to member


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