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UMET... BEST KEPT SECRET IN PUERTO RICO .... THERE'S NO WAITING LIST!!!

There are TWO English language Nursing Schools in Puerto Rico; Interamerican University and Metropolitan University /Universidad Metropolitana. UMET started its bilingual nursing program in 2008. It is accredited by the National League of Nursing so you can take the NCLEX exam or the Puerto Rico State Boards when you graduate and work in any state you choose.

I just transferred in March, 2010 to Metropolitan University's English BSN program from Interamerican because Inter didn't have enough English speaking nursing professors to teach their classes. They have had to cancel a lot of their nursing classes (including the ones I was required to take) until they can find more English speaking professors.

The difference between the two nursing schools is like night and day. First, Inter has an "integrated science" based program where the sciences, like microbiology, and chemistry, are "supposed" to be taught at the same time as the nursing classes... NOT. That part of Interamerican's nursing curriculum is a joke. They really think that professors of nursing can also teach microbiology and chemistry. Trust me, I've sat in their classes and you don't learn anything about micro and chem when the instructor is trying to teach a class on the nursing process! Also a lot of grad schools won't accept students into their Nursing Master's programs from this type of nursing school because they say the graduates are deficient in the sciences and because taking actual science classes are mandatory to receive a bachelor's of science degree (duh).

Metropolitan University has real science classes, with real science labs, and taught by actual professors of microbiology and chemistry. Although some of these classes may be offered in Spanish it doesn't really matter because ALL OF THE TEXT BOOKS ARE IN ENGLISH and the professors will let you turn in your papers in English if you want to because they're all bilingual anyway. The laboratory classrooms for the science classes are fully stocked and ultra modern unlike Interamerican's.

Metropolitan Campus looks great too. All the classrooms are air conditioned with flat screen TVs, electronic Blackboards, internet access, padded chairs and the parking is free! Interamerican's campus leaves a lot to be desired, in fact it's the complete opposite. They have NO science labs to speak of, the one that I saw had rusted gas lines to the Bunsen burners! Their elevators don't work (which is awful if you have classes on the fifth floor). They still use ceiling fans in some of the classrooms (this really sucks in Puerto Rico's endless Summer). You have to sit in little desks like high school students while the professor writes on a black board in chalk as you strain to hear the lecture over the whirling roar of the ceiling fans ... and you have to pay for parking!

Best of all Metropolitan University is a lot CHEAPER than Interamerican and the BSN degree takes only two years and two months. The faculty at Metropolitan is really helpful too. Most of them who teach in the English program earned their master's degrees in the States. One of my nursing professors even gave me special tutoring in pharmacology on her own time!

The director of the Bilingual Baccalaureate Nursing Program in the School of Health Sciences is Dr. Rebecca Fruge. She's from Louisiana and speaks perfect English. Give her a call. Her office phone number at UMET is 787- 288-1100 x 8253 and she'll probably answer the phone herself. After she explains the English Nursing Program to you, I'm sure you'll choose Metropolitan University like I did.

UMET's e-mail address is www.suagm.edu/umet

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The BSN program at Troy University in Troy, Alabama doesn't have a waiting list. The minimum GPA is 2.5 and some semesters they don't turn anyone with a 2.5 away! The past few semesters, every graduate who has taken the nclex has passed on their first attempt! And the nursing program has been accredited for the past 30 or 40 years! There's also an RN-BSN program. They also have multiple MSN degrees (family nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, and nursing informatics) and a DNP program if you're interested in graduate nursing. I love the program there! In-state undergraduate tuition is only $216 per credit hour and out-of-state is $432.

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The nursing program that California State University San Marcos has does not have a wait list. Instead they use a point system and students are ranked by the number of points they have.

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Dillard University in New Orleans, La. -- 4 year BSN Program.

Never have a waiting list. All you need to do is apply, take the Entrance Exam, 1 year of prereqs and have a least a 2.5.

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Elmira College in NY, D'Youville College in NY, Robert Morris University in PA and Wheeling Jesuit University in WV. These are ALL BSN programs with no waitlist and they are accredited.

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clucito01 has 9 years experience.

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I know that my school doesn't have a waiting list. University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, KS. They offer only the BSN program. It is around 11,000 a semester once you are in the nursing program. But it is the oldest nursing school in KS and is very well respected! It is an awesome school!

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