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    Quote from bigk6888
    also can someone please give me any email addresses or phone numbers that would be helpful to contact.

    • another thing…… is there any furnished apartments near school or the area??
    • also i will be looking for a roommate as well….. any where i can look for room mates?
    • is the school open week of june 11th and june 18th?
    • will anybody else be around the area during those weeks?
    i posted the telephone number just 4 posts back from the post you asked this. again the number is
    787-250-1912 and the extension is 2159.

    furnished apartments are hard to find. there are some in the beach areas but even then not many and the furnished ones go for a lot more.

    yes the school is open year round. the month of june the accelerated class is taking pediatrics and there are definitely people in the nursing building. that is also graduation week.

    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jun 6, '12 : Reason: oquote changed to match edited quote
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    Thankyou Yogi for the information!!

    1. how do you go about registering for classes?

    2. can you register online for first year or do you have to do it in person?

    3. is there an orientation for first year students?

    4. how do you know if you are accepted into the accelerated program? ( on my letter all they said was you are admitted and listed 10 classes i have taken with their credits.... i have thane about 150 credits- including a&p, all science classes, math,etc, and one semester of nursing program already)

    5 .who would be better to talk to regarding which classes they accepted ( and if i got into the accelerated program) the admissions office or nursing program?

    6.which teacher(s) would you recommend for first year?
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    Quote from bigk6888
    Thankyou Yogi for the information!!

    1. how do you go about registering for classes?
    You have to do it in person in the nursing building.

    Quote from bigk6888
    2. can you register online for first year or do you have to do it in person?
    You have to do first time registration in person.

    Quote from bigk6888
    3. is there an orientation for first year students?
    Yes there is orientation. It is not required but that is how I registered the first time. I did it at the June orientation. I believe there is one in May, June, and July. I am not positive but I think the June one is the 15th of June?! Someone else here may be able to confirm that.

    Quote from bigk6888
    4. how do you know if you are accepted into the accelerated program? ( on my letter all they said was you are admitted and listed 10 classes i have taken with their credits.... i have thane about 150 credits- including a&p, all science classes, math,etc, and one semester of nursing program already)
    If you do not have a Bachelors then you will probably not be in the accelerated program. I know others with a lot of units but no degree and they were in the non accelerated program.

    Quote from bigk6888
    5 .who would be better to talk to regarding which classes they accepted ( and if i got into the accelerated program) the admissions office or nursing program?
    Which classes they accepted would be admissions but I can’t help you there as I never had to deal with them once I got my letter.

    Quote from bigk6888
    6.which teacher(s) would you recommend for first year?
    Ha, that’s funny. You don’t have a say and you don’t know who your teacher will be until the first day of class. And you are lucky if your professor is there the first day of class. Be prepared folks they may be hiring the professor and the prof will start the following week. I just don’t want you to be shocked. It happens less and less as the program goes on. Like this second year I had professors in all my classes from day one except for one clinical.
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    Is there anyone on this thread that will be La Inter or Umet in 2013?
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    Congrats to everyone who has graduated! Good luck with your new careers. It is a very rewarding career, I am currently an LVN, and I love it!

    I have been following these thread for about 2 years. I reget that I will not be able to met the people that have been on here like Designer Mommy, WorldTraveling Yogi, and others, because you guys have been soooo helpful. I hope that when I attend in 2013, that there will be people willing to help like you guys did.
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    Quote from txlvn44
    Congrats to everyone who has graduated! Good luck with your new careers. It is a very rewarding career, I am currently an LVN, and I love it!

    I have been following these thread for about 2 years. I reget that I will not be able to met the people that have been on here like Designer Mommy, WorldTraveling Yogi, and others, because you guys have been soooo helpful. I hope that when I attend in 2013, that there will be people willing to help like you guys did.
    That is awesome you are already an LVN. That makes things so much easier. Since a huge difference in LVN and RN is medications I urge you to take a pharmocology class while you are in the states as you have the time. The one I took here left a lot to be desired.

    Good luck with you future txlvn44. Hopefully all these people on here now that are about to start will help out the others.
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    hey floridaborn, which school are you going to attending? i'm 99% most likely to attend LA inter in august, and will be looking for a place to stay for august..... am coming down either next week or week after that. let me know if are going to be down there and can met up. my email is krystalcohn@gmail.com
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    thanks again yogi. I totally know what you are talking about being prepared for if we don't have a professor first week. This happened to me during my first semester at nursing school in california. One of the first semester teacher passed away right before the term started, and we didn't have a teacher the first few weeks and the rest of the term we had about..... 5 different teachers for our clinicals. On top of that the entire nursing department was in the transition of moving onto a different campus, was really chaotic.

    - Had another question, i was reading that some hospitals require a CPR... Did you have to have to get a CPR card?
    -Does the school offer a CPR class if they do come upon hospitals that require this?
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    Quote from bigk6888
    thanks again yogi. I totally know what you are talking about being prepared for if we don't have a professor first week. This happened to me during my first semester at nursing school in california. One of the first semester teacher passed away right before the term started, and we didn't have a teacher the first few weeks and the rest of the term we had about..... 5 different teachers for our clinicals. On top of that the entire nursing department was in the transition of moving onto a different campus, was really chaotic.

    - Had another question, i was reading that some hospitals require a CPR... Did you have to have to get a CPR card?
    -Does the school offer a CPR class if they do come upon hospitals that require this?
    I would do CPR before you leave the states. If you do BLS now it will be valid the whole two years you are in school. Here there are some people that do it independently but through Red Cross or American Heart Assoc but it is really shody. In Spanish you can find a normal class. Just do it in the states.
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    i decided to apply to the schools in puerto rico. i finally got an acceptance letter a few weeks ago.

    congratulations! and welcome to la inter (a short form of the whole uni's name that i've picked up on after a trimester - i started feb 2012). as i start my nursing cores in aug, i'm sure i'll see you around campus.

    since i've been through this only a few months ago (though it seems forever ago!), i can give you some advice:

    unfortunately i have not even been in contact with the nursing department, as i cannot seem to get a hold of them. the only person whom i have been in contact with is “e” from la inter. i’m kind of panicking over here. the program starts august 1rst and i live in oregon…..
    'e' is great but he's not in the nursing dept, he's just an international counselor who deals with us students as well.

    i want to go out to puerto rico to talk to someone in the nursing department and sit down and see all which classes i have left to take… since i have about 150 credits… and have one semester of nursing school completed…

    dealing with the school in person is much better than on your own via phone/email etc - i'm learning it's the pr way of life - or maybe just the island way of life i'm from orlando and i'm not hispanic and i've studied abroad before so i've learned all this through trial and error. when i first came down the last weekend of jan for the feb start date which was around 25th something - i was there a tad earlier than the start date but it felt like (on an american school time line) that i was cutting it close.. but i came for a week with my dad and i had to get the lay of the land, ping pong between admissions, financial aid, nursing dept, registration, etc... luckily i had a family friend who was a godsend so my best advice would be take a deep breathe, stay calm and remember pr is different from the states so you have to keep that in mind when things get frustrating.

    i'm guessing because you mentioned your credits you don't actually have a bachelors? if that's correct than technically you're in the non accelerated program.

    all they sent me with my acceptance letter was a piece of paper with about 10 of my classes handwritten down with the credits next to them. not really sure what that means, since i cant get in contact with anyone its really frustrating.


    those 10 classes are the officially transferred credits/classes you've received. so when you look at the sheet for the 3 yr program you can see on the right hand column (if it's the same one i had) it should say what course it substitutes for.

    does anybody have any advice as to what i should do? i want to make an appointment with someone in the nursing program that will be able to tell me exactly which classes i have left to take and if i am accepted into the “accelerated program”.


    yes, go in person...less (but not free of) headache. i never made appts but maybe someone else can tell you if that helps. i just went to the nursing building, signed my name on the sign in sheet and had to be a tad more aggressive (but w/ grace ) than my normal personality (had a few people who were upper trimesters try and cut in front of me but technically you can save your self that step and figure it out yourself. i'll pm you the trimester sheet and whatever i have in my file.

    also i want to see what other documents they need before i start the program so i can try to get all those in oregon before the program starts in august.
    from what i remember doing, i had color photocopied copies of my official transcripts that i keep in my personal file to the admissions dept and then when i got there i physically handed them 'missing' transcripts (officially sealed envelopes from the schools) (i had originally ordered them all sent to them and 2 to myself (so that spare is what i ended up giving them. on that transfer credit sheet it should say if they're missing any official transcripts (mine did). from what i remember you only need your transcripts, (though i threw in my hs one too but i don't think that matters)

    another thing…… is there any furnished apartments near school or the area??
    there are but like the others mentioned you have to 'search' for it... i'm kinda hoping to find one as well... when i get there july 12th

    also i will be looking for a roommate as well….. any where i can look for room mates?
    there are a couple people i've come across on here and the fb school association site (for those who are already in school) one of the upperclassmen advised me to come to this board to look for one (which is what i'm doing now ) i'll pm you
    Last edit by lstSmile on Jun 6, '12 : Reason: erased (whoops) who I quoted from ;)


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