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    The info you provided was very good to know, tmp25! I was wondering if it would be possible for you to send me the course sequence for the accelerated BSN program. The only course sequence I can find is for the regular associates program. It'd be a big help, something tells me it would take quite some time to get it from the school, though I am trying! I have to purchase my ticket from the Netherlands to CO and from CO to PR four weeks in advance so I need to get my stuff together as quickly as possible.

    Thanks for your help!
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    Can you provide us with the address you sent your papers to.

    Thanks
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    Thank you for the wealth of information!!!i really appreciate that.
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    Quote from quik248
    Do you think May is a good time to go or should I just wait until they hopefully send me a letter? Also, is it possible to work while in the program, if so, how difficult or easy is to obtain a job? I am a LPN nurse in California, do you think I could endorse my license in PR?
    Thanks in advance.
    It is very easy to get accepted into the school however they are NOT efficient in any way. ANd you find this EVERYWHERE on the island. Things start driving you crazy. You love and hate the island at the same time.

    So as long as everyone on here that is applying has above a 2.5 GPA which is super low, you will get in. However admissions when send the letter whenever they feel like it. I applied in Jan or Feb and it was driving me crazy. I was lucky enough that I had a client and her company's client was the school. Her colleague would travel to the school about twice a year. So she spoke to her contact at the school and she got on it so they expedited my acceptance letter.

    It is a pain but that is how it is on the island. If you are not used to island life then there are many laid back things that will drive you batty.

    And yes you can definitely work as an LPN/LVN. The NCLEX supersedes the PR boards so there is noting to endorse. You will definitely need to be fluent in SPanish to get a job as an LPN but you can most certainly find a job. I'll warn you though I had a Puerto Rican friend in my program that was an LPN and he made 8.50 an hour. The pay is awful, truely awful. I think Starbucks at the beach pays the same as that.
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    Quote from WorldTravelingYogi

    It is very easy to get accepted into the school however they are NOT efficient in any way. ANd you find this EVERYWHERE on the island. Things start driving you crazy. You love and hate the island at the same time.

    So as long as everyone on here that is applying has above a 2.5 GPA which is super low, you will get in. However admissions when send the letter whenever they feel like it. I applied in Jan or Feb and it was driving me crazy. I was lucky enough that I had a client and her company's client was the school. Her colleague would travel to the school about twice a year. So she spoke to her contact at the school and she got on it so they expedited my acceptance letter.

    It is a pain but that is how it is on the island. If you are not used to island life then there are many laid back things that will drive you batty.

    And yes you can definitely work as an LPN/LVN. The NCLEX supersedes the PR boards so there is noting to endorse. You will definitely need to be fluent in SPanish to get a job as an LPN but you can most certainly find a job. I'll warn you though I had a Puerto Rican friend in my program that was an LPN and he made 8.50 an hour. The pay is awful, truely awful. I think Starbucks at the beach pays the same as that.
    Thank you very much for your words. And it's scary the pay rate As an LVN.. OMG that Is the minimum in California for someone with just high school or no high school..
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    Quote from quik248
    Thank you very much for your words. And it's scary the pay rate As an LVN.. OMG that Is the minimum in California for someone with just high school or no high school..
    Depends where in CA. The minimum wage in San Francisco is 10.55 as of Jan 2013.Last year San Francisco minimum wage was 10.24 but it has been over 10 bucks for a while. Even then how on earth could you live on 10.55 an hour in SF.

    Puerto Rico everything is cheaper except food. Food at the grocery store is expensive. But get a Costco card and you will be fine. All the students did regular Costco runs. It is the only way to afford food. And split the fee with another student as a card allows you to add a guest. And they NEVER look at the pic and they don't care so you can lend your card out or others can lend you there card. But for 25 a year it was soooo worth it to have a Costco card. And they were building a new one in Santurce wich is in San Juan and close to Condado. Before we had to drive to Bayamon or Carolina. Both of wich are close but when they finish Santurce I could ride my bike there.

    OK end of off topic rant. :-)
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    I'm hoping someone can provide some input on how difficult the online gen ed classes are to complete over the summer? The sessions are only a month each. I just completed an online psych 101 course in 2 months and I felt it was pretty easy and do-able in a month. Does it seem easy to get good grades in the gen ed courses?
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    Quote from stephaniemaried
    I'm hoping someone can provide some input on how difficult the online gen ed classes are to complete over the summer? The sessions are only a month each. I just completed an online psych 101 course in 2 months and I felt it was pretty easy and do-able in a month. Does it seem easy to get good grades in the gen ed courses?
    Stephanie I don't think there are many people on here and there may not be any on here that did summer GE classes. But classes at La Inter are NOT in anyway difficult. NONE of the classes are difficult. The whole thing is pretty much a joke so I really would not worry about it.
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    Anyone have an info about the honors program?
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    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!!!


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