Puerto Rico school feedback - thread #2 - page 26

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    Quote from mrd2689a
    Hello again! Thank you, 1stsmile, for the advice! Hooking up with an upperclassman is definitely a good idea for getting an apartment and their stuff is a great idea haha.

    I've been thinking a lot over the past month (and waiting for the darn USPS! They should receive the last of my application materials tomorrow and then hopefully they will be able to send me out an admission letter)! There's one serious question that I have for anyoine who is currently in the school, or who has graduated from it. How easy is it to get licensed in states in the continental US with the Inter's Bachelor degree?

    At first I had checked to make sure that the school is accredited and that it's accreditation isn't going to expire, and it passed the test. It has accreditation (nursing) through the NLNAC until 2018. And I thought that that seal of aproval would be enough.

    But now I am realizing that this accreditation does not really guarantee that, since it is up to the individual state licensing boards to decide whether or not your education is adecuate. I have yet to find a state licensing board which maintains a list of "approved" programs available to see. Making things further complicated, it seems like many of the states which I have browsed through consider Puerto Rico to be international, since it is not considered to be within NCSBN jurisdiction (even though it seems that most of the other "US territories are" :/ ) .

    So, please let me know what the deal actually is! Has anyone had any trouble getting into the state that they wanted to, or have you heard any of these stories? Any stories of success?! Please let me know! Thank you so much

    Matt
    Matt this has come up over and over and over again. But I know both threads are long. You can take the NCLEX for any state you wish. I am taking it in CA for WI. A lot of people choose WI because it is part of the compact states and it is one of the easiest and fastest states as far as what they require.

    FL does require taking an English langauge proficiency exam but I know dozens of people of peeps from FL that went to La Inter. They test in FL for WI and then transfer it to FL. People take NCLEX in the USVI, CA, TX, NY, WA, AK, PR, MI, NC, and many more states. Your options are plenty and not PR is not considered Intl except the FL rule with the English languge exam.
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    Quote from quik248
    Hello everyone the day has arrived and I will flying to Puerto Rico tomorrow to find out everything about the school answers for all the questions posted on these thread. However, let say that I am a bit nervous because I have not receives any admission letter from the university and they received my documents back in February 7, 2013.
    One of the reason besides to find out why they don't answer their phones !!! I will be looking areas in where to live an scanning the job market as well. Wish me luck and hopefully I am able to register for August while I am there.
    Good luck on your visit. I am on the island now and in fact I am cleaning out my storage unit and selling my car. That is why I am here but I am aslo having a ton of fun. I missed this island so much. I don't want to leave. And the weather is perfect. Enjoy your stay.

    By the way I will message you because I have stuff like dishes and towels and stuff I can give to you because I was going to get rid of them.
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    Hello Yogi! Thank you so much for your reply!

    I do realize that there is a ton of valuable information in this and the old thread. I thought that I had gone through it all, but there really was a lot to absorb, and I guess that back when I was reading it I didn't realize that if you are given permission by a state to sit for the NCLEX that that means that they also approve of your education. Is that right?

    Also, I had no idea that you could take the NCLEX for one state in a different state! How does one go about doing this? And can you mix and match any combination? Say I wanted Alabama licensure... Could I take the NCLEX for them administered in Puerto Rico? Do you know of any other "easy" (and maybe Compact) states?
    You're a godsend, man..... Making me feel so much reassured and PUMPED about my decision!
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    NCLEX can be sat in any pearsonvue center either in the US or another country as long as they administer NCLEX and you have received your ATT. Usually if taken outside the US there is an extra fee but will state something on their website
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    Hello all, officially in Puerto Rico now, so far the city has enchanted me with its Beaty and culture. Beaches are incredible amazing. Anyways, I went to la Inter-metro and on my way there I got lost for about one hour since no one in Puerto Rico knows how to give an address they just tell you " take the express and exit on the second street , turn right and when you see a Burger King a let them you will find a bunch of stores ... Keep going and when you see an Starbucks and a banco popular then turn right....😳" I was like ..." Can you just give street's names? " apparently no one knows the names of them... Finally I got to the admission office and asked about my application.. Ohh by the way there were only to attendants helping and no one answering the phones...😡😡😡😡😡so they review my file and found my acceptance letter which was dates on April 25th ? Now, I said, how come it was never mailed ? They said " oh we knew your were coming" I was like, how did you know? I never told anyone from the school and you guys never answer the phone..😠 Anyways, the letter stated that orientation day was on May 3rd!!! So I went down the nursing school and there things changed, because they were more pleasant and scheduled me for registration tomorrow!!!! And orientation day on July 24th... So excited... Tomorrow I will find out about my education plan and how many more classes I need ...

    Now, I also looked for employment and everyone I asked in the HR department have issues when answering my questions !
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    Please keep us updated.
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    Hello Everyone! My name is Jenelle I will be starting the program in August, and I'm super excited. I'm transferring from Miami, I have already completed my AA here. I look forward to meeting you all in person. I will not be moving until July but I will be in PR the first week of June (family wedding) and I will be visiting the school to tie up any loose ends. I plan on attending orientation on July 24th. I am very familiar with the island since I visit often, plus I have all of my family there so if I can answer any questions I'd be happy to. This is a bit nerve wracking but I look forward to it
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    My Mat1033 transferred. So I'm sure yours will too
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    Quote from Jelle_Belle
    My Mat1033 transferred. So I'm sure yours will too
    Transferred or transferred as the required math for the nursing degree?
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    Quote from mrd2689a
    Hello Yogi! Thank you so much for your reply!

    I do realize that there is a ton of valuable information in this and the old thread. I thought that I had gone through it all, but there really was a lot to absorb, and I guess that back when I was reading it I didn't realize that if you are given permission by a state to sit for the NCLEX that that means that they also approve of your education. Is that right?

    Also, I had no idea that you could take the NCLEX for one state in a different state! How does one go about doing this? And can you mix and match any combination? Say I wanted Alabama licensure... Could I take the NCLEX for them administered in Puerto Rico? Do you know of any other "easy" (and maybe Compact) states?
    You're a godsend, man..... Making me feel so much reassured and PUMPED about my decision!
    I took the NCLEX in FL for Wisconsin. Since then I've gotten my endorsement license in FL and have been working as an RN for a little while now. You'll be fine! Some states require you have your educational credentials (your degree) evaluated which costs about $200 minimum. Most states only "approve" schools in their state, they can even have a school that can be approved by the board of nursing but not NLNAC etc and can still test. A NLNAC or CCNE school is important when you want your credits to transfer, want a higher degree, want to work for a state position etc.


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