Fall 2016 Puerto Rico Nursing Students

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I am currently strongly considering attending nursing school in Puerto Rico, I reside in the US at this point and I was wondering if anyone has advice about two schools: La Interamericana (Bayamon bilingual night classes) and UMET (bilingual/english)?

Advice on both the ASN and BSN program would be greatly appreciated.

I had questions about the accreditation of UMET nursing program, I have heard that it is not accredited???

Here is a little back ground:

I have completed 2 Math, 2 English, Humanities, Art, Anatomy+lab, Physiology+lab, Microbiology, Statistics, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Diet and Nutrition, Communications (speech), Sociology and Chemistry. I currently hold a 3.46 GPA, and I have applied to nursing school in the US twice, with no luck.

I am currently on an alternate list for a fall 2016 ASN program in the US (strict 2 year program), but I do not believe it looks promising. The alternate list is composed of 30 people, and no one knows where they stand or how they are chosen. Apparently you can be notified as late as the day before classes begin. this has frustrated me beyond belief and led me to consider other options such as la interamericana and umet for nursing schools. I am fluent enough in Spanish to get around and I know the metropolitan area decently well. I am currently looking up apartments and am considering getting roommates, does anyone have advise for finding roommates in Puerto Rico? Or is anyone attending this Fall semester and are looking for housing?

Lastly, does anyone have experience with graduating from one of these programs and finding jobs in the US?

Any addition information would be greatly appreciated!

dzcafe

dzcafe

53 Posts

I attended and graduated from UMET,Bayamon, I passed the NCLEX the first time, I rented an apartment from a nice lady 1block away from the campus. Make sure you wait for the official transcripts in hand before you leave PR, because it can be a pain to have them sent to the BON later if you do not have friends that live there and can get them for you. I went thru Colorado to sit for my NCLEX and my RN lic. and then later applied for a TX compact license thru the endorsement.

sagexellos300

sagexellos300

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dzcafe there is any way i can get in contact with you?

dzcafe

dzcafe

53 Posts

Hi hope all is well. I don't know the status of how PR is coping after the large hurricane but I still have contacts in umet and it seems they are hanging in there. Be ready to study on your own for all the classes and start really early on NCLEX u worlds tidy guides.