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Working as an rn in puerto rico - page 2

I read some of the other threads about pr, and had some questions. I briefly met an rn in passing who was working at presby in san juan.she spoke zero spanish. My impression was that to work in pr... Read More

  1. Visit  SoCaligirl_RN profile page
    #13 0
    A BSN is a bachelor's degree, the ADN is a diploma program not a 4 year university degree. I don't think that diploma programs are offered anymore in the U.S. I'm not sure what an ASN is, possibly and associates degree in which case those are usually 2year degrees from community colleges. I think it's just a difference in the educational foundation that the RN has.
  2. Visit  RNmr profile page
    #14 0
    The ADN is an Associates Degree in Nursing. The diploma program was given by hospital-based nursing school programs. These hospital-based diploma programs no longer exist. The ADN program was a great and affordable way of getting your nursing degree, but most hospitals with Magnet status want their nurses to have a BSN. Both the ADN and BSN educated nurses take the same boards (NCLEX) to receive their registered nurse license to practice. Do some research on the BSN in 10. If you can afford to go back to school and get your BSN, you should do it because over time it will be difficult to find a nursing position in most Magnet status hospitals.
  3. Visit  Ramy326 profile page
    #15 0
    Hey jmeadows,

    I know your post here is from a few years back, but I found it to be extremely helpful. I was wondering if I could pick your brain more regarding the licensing process to get a PR license with a current States license, as well as jobs and more. I would really appreciate your advice!
  4. Visit  lacehunt profile page
    #16 0
    I'm also trying to get my PR nursing license. I called this number [FONT=Arial,Bold](787) 999-8989 which is the Department of Health. They answer the phone in Spanish but they were able to transfer me to someone who spoke English. He emailed me the paper work that is needed for license endorsement in PR. They require a lot of documents so be prepared for the process to take awhile. I would attach the document but I can't figure out how! [/FONT]
  5. Visit  Graduation2016 profile page
    #17 0
    Question, you don't speak Spanish but you're trying to work in Puerto Rico? Not trying to offend anyone. Just wanting to figure out why you would want to, and are you aware that PR nurses make half of what a US nurse makes?
  6. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
    #18 1
    If you don't speak Spanish/medical Spanish fluently what is your goal in working in PR? It's a Spanish speaking territory. I believe the licensing exam (they don't use NCLEX so no endorsement) is in Spanish.

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