I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about (IUON) the international university of nursing in St. Kitts? It sounds interesting but expensive. I have not heard of any clinical's in Oregon or California, does anyone know if they are a reasonable school to go to. Or any schools in Oregon without a huge wait list?
Jun 14, '07
Find another school, do not go to IUON!
Feb 15, '08
I agree, dont go to IUON. The majority of students don't pass once they transfer to the US school, or they just dont have enough US schools to put students in and always problems with the loans(since its so expensive to go to.) I know it can be hard getting into a US school and thats why I chose this route but look into out of state schools before considering IUON. Just trust me.
Feb 23, '08
I Agree I Am Presently A Student @ Iuon And Do Not Encourage Anyone To Come Here. A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF Students Have Left Here Just This Pass Month. I Am Currently Applying To Nursing Schools In The USA. This Was A Big Mistake For Me.
Feb 26, '08
Can I ask why you have alot of people leaving there? What is it that makes it so bad there??
Feb 27, '08
There is no USA partner school for BSN students. Several studetns left for this reason. They didn't opt for the ADN because some found it too expensive. Others left for reasons i wouldn't mention on a public forum.
Last edit by missynurse on Feb 27, '08
Feb 28, '08
i just graduated from IUON/Seminole State College (IUON's sister school in oklahoma)..if you have questions..i'd b more than happy to answer'm!!
Mar 1, '08
Most of the Community colleges in the Portland area have the "limited entry" programs. All but PCC are on the point system. Based on grades, previous experience, etc you could theoretically get in on your first try. PCC has the lottery system right now but will be changing to a points-based system in 2010. I have mainly been looking at the CCs, but the universities are all merit based. Some schools do interviews and others do not. The best bet is to apply to as many schools as you can!
Mar 6, '08
I want everyone to know that my issue with IUON has been resolved. I am transferring to a CCNE accredited school May 18th for my BSN. IUON will have more options for the BSN students in the fall. Best of luck to everyone, i guess it wasnt a bad decision after all.
I am so happy now and will tell you more about this new partner school once i settle in.
Last edit by missynurse on Mar 6, '08
Mar 19, '08
My daughter is going to start school there in May. Any information, good or bad, and most seems to be bad please explain why. I am going with her March 30th for a few days to check out the school, housing, and the Island. If there are any questions I should ask or areas I should be concerned about please let me know.
Mar 20, '08
I graduated from IUON and one of its patner schools not too long ago. And I highly dont recommend IUON because of numerous reason. I strongly believe their program is not good enough to prepare you for the real world (US) nursing...its pretty unstable (or atleast was when i waz there in 2006)...I feel like i wasted my time at IUON..but i was able to learn alot at the partner school. that is where i waz prepared to take the nclex exam NOT AT IUON...according to me, program is weak! doesnt prepare you enough! lack of liason between student body and the administration leads to numerous unresolved student issued...Clinical portion at the island sucked! Nursing experience on the island was completely different compare to US nursing experience. I feel like they are after the $$. for instance. As a transfer student I had all the courses required to attain a BA, but i was forced to 14 extra credits both semesters because i need to get 24 credit (from IUON) in order to transfer...Not mentioning the fact that food is not so fresh at the super market, but the island is defnitely pretty...
sorry for the negative comments...but thats how i feel as an IUON graduate...may be they have gotten better since 2006 (BUT I REALLY DOUBT IT)
Dont know if i answered all your questions...