Puerto Rico school feedback - thread #2 - page 2

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    =[ Are you planning to move or stay?

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    Quote from Jen_Jen88
    =[ Are you planning to move or stay?
    I don't speak Spanish at all so I am going back to San Francisco to study NCLEX then I kind of have something lined up but I don't want to jinx it. So I'll post that once it starts but it will be yet another move.

    Jen I heard you got the Valor scholarship at the VA. Congrats! They only pick 2 people on the whole island. This past year my friend was one of the people in the program.

    That is so awesome. Good for you.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jun 2, '12 : Reason: Please do not post names
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    Thank you! I was shocked and happy when they told me since again only two people are choosen from the entire island. I met the two girls that are in it now. One was from la inter so its probably your friend.

    I wish you the best of luck and keep us updated on your nursing career!
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    Quote from Jen_Jen88
    Thank you! I was shocked and happy when they told me since again only two people are choosen from the entire island. I met the two girls that are in it now. One was from la inter so its probably your friend.

    I wish you the best of luck and keep us updated on your nursing career!
    Yeah it is a great honor. ******* is the one from La Inter in the Valor program. I know a couple people from our school that applied this year but didn't get it. It may be an age thing too though because 2 of them were in their 50s. I could see there being age discrimination in PR.

    I am so not saying you didn't deserve it. Just sayig their age didn't help them. Do you know what school the other student is from?
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jun 2, '12 : Reason: Please do not post names
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    He is from El Turabo in Caguas. I believe its the first time a student from that school got picked. The director told me that it was going to be very hard to make her decision since all the applicants were amazing.
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    Does ****** know spanish?
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jun 2, '12 : Reason: Please do not post names
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    Quote from Jen_Jen88
    Does Mariposa know spanish?
    ***** is brilliant. She studied one year of Spanish in high school. She studied 2 years of French in college the first time around. Then she did a semester in AFrica in Mali and learned some Bamako.

    She started speaking Spanish here within a month. Super bright girl. She holds full on intelectual conversations in Spanish. My hat goes off to her but I couldn't do it without a ton of effort.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jun 2, '12
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    She's like a friend I have in the states. They learn languages fast! I think thats what helped her (other than being bright and intelligent) when she was choosen that she is bilingual because the other girl that was with her was from UPR and was also fully bilingual.
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    Quote from Jen_Jen88
    She's like a friend I have in the states. They learn languages fast! I think thats what helped her (other than being bright and intelligent) when she was choosen that she is bilingual because the other girl that was with her was from UPR and was also fully bilingual.
    Everyone that I know that applied speaks Spanish. But again they can only pick 2.

    And last year when ****** applied I know some of the other candidates from my class and they were all very bright bilingual people.

    That Valor program will open a ton of doors for you when it's time to find that first dreaded job.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jun 2, '12
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    Oh ok I didn't know they spoke Spanish too. Well it's an honor even being recommend . I was told valor students get priority if they choose to stay in the VA . Priority compared to another new grads with no experience other than clinicals.


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