IUON Graduates? - page 2

Hi: 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... Read More

  1. by   ccc2008
    I have been accepted to Linfield College in Portland Oregon and IUON in St. Kitts both starting in Sept. I prefer attending IUON but I want to gather more information. Can anyone give me any information about the IUON program (good or bad news). If there are any questions I should ask or things I should be concerned about please let me know.
  2. by   ccc2008
    I have recently been accepted to the IUON in St. Kitts and Linfield College in Portland Oregon. I am leaning more towards attending the St. Kitts program but don't know enough about it. I hear good and bad things. Please share your knowledge and insight of this program, especially if you are a graduate of the IUON program. I am hoping to attend the September 2008 BSN program.
  3. by   urgentcare
    Why? Did you go there?
  4. by   calinurseS
    ccc2008, did you decided to go to IUON? I just got accepted and I am debating whether or not to attend. What made your decision either way? I would love to hear about the information that you collected. There are so many mixed feelings about it, that it has left me more confused than I was before
  5. by   macky2009
    I went to St. Kitts for a semester IUON nursing. Yes it would've cost me well over 100,000 in debt. I thought about going back a second semester and I chose not to simply because of the debt and cost of living. You would literaly need $2000 a month just to live in addition to your 100 thousand dollar debt. After attending one sem at St. Kitss, I owe Sally Mae $10,000. I too was desperate to get into nursing school and I found other options.
    Today I'm in an accredited nursing school in the Philippines(95%NCLEX pass rate) and will be graduating March 2009 with a BSN. My over all tuition for a bachelors degree is a total of 10,000 dollars. Thats the same amount of money I spent at St Kitts in one semester. If I did decided to grind it out at St. Kitts, I still would've graduated with only an ADN on the same date March 2009. In addition I would've had a crazy debt on my hands. Not worth it!! Yes there are other options..Go to the Philippines and Yes everything is taught in English. By the way all the books I"m using here in the Philippines were the same books I was using at St. Kitts. My patient ratio at St. Kitts was 1:1. In the Philippines it's 1:20. I'm am happy and getting exposure to prepare me for NCLEX !!!!!! - Macky
  6. by   alphathefish
    Here's the thing:

    Yes many students drop out. Why? They aren't prepared for school. They stay out all night drinking and screw around, and then they're ****** off that they weren't prepared for the tests.
    Yes the clinicals are different; it's a different country! That is the major problem I see with most students here (yes I go to IUON). They expect St. Kitts to be the United States or Canada. It's not and it never will be. If they would get the hell over themselves and drop some of the famous north american ego, things would be much better.
    Yes, there are some issues; it's a new school, they're still working everything out.
    I have absolutly no regret about coming here. It's a wonderful island with some of the friendliest people I've ever met inhabiting it.
    I guess my point would be: If you are serious and ready to study hard and do a lot of self-learning and self-discovery, then by all means come here. If you plan on treating St. Kitts as a vacation and plan on drinking yourself stupid, then don't bother. You'll only waste your time and money.
  7. by   Jamesbsn2b
    Hi Missy,

    I'm scheduled to attend the BSN program this coming Spring 2009 at St. Kitts, what do you suggest or advise!

    To all students from St. Kitts, I'm looking for a roommate that will cost around $750 per month.

    Please email me at mybestproposal@hotmail.com

    Thanks.

    James
  8. by   Jamesbsn2b
    Quote from ccc2008
    I have recently been accepted to the IUON in St. Kitts and Linfield College in Portland Oregon. I am leaning more towards attending the St. Kitts program but don't know enough about it. I hear good and bad things. Please share your knowledge and insight of this program, especially if you are a graduate of the IUON program. I am hoping to attend the September 2008 BSN program.

    Hi! I was supposed to attend there last September 2008 for BSN program but I deferred it and will be attending this Spring 2009.

    What can you say about IOUN? I'm looking also for a housing or roommate, maybe you can advise or know somebody?

    Please email me at mybestproposal@hotmail.com

    Thanks.

    James
  9. by   Jamesbsn2b
    Quote from calinurseS
    ccc2008, did you decided to go to IUON? I just got accepted and I am debating whether or not to attend. What made your decision either way? I would love to hear about the information that you collected. There are so many mixed feelings about it, that it has left me more confused than I was before
    To Calinurse,

    Yes! same here! mixed feeling! I don't know, I'm still debating too!

    I will attend the BSN program this coming Spring 2009, supposed to be 2008 but I deferred it for some reason.

    Are you at St. Kitts now? I'm looking for a housing there or anybody who wants to be a room mate.

    I don't know! Please advise! my email address is: mybestproposal@hotmail.com

    Thanks.

    James
  10. by   Jamesbsn2b
    Quote from missynurse
    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.

    To missy,

    Hi! I'm taking also the BSN there this coming Spring 2009? What should I expect and need to prepare? I'm still looking for a housing or roommate? do you know somebody?

    After completing the BSN at St. Kitts, what are the names of U.S accredited schools to continue our BSN?

    Please let me know. My email Address is: mybestproposal@hotmail.com

    Thanks.

    James
  11. by   lynzsey11
    Ok. how does it cost $2000 a month to live? I can see that if youre going out to est every night, and going to the bars everynight, but if youre just paying rent, and utilites- shouldn't it be much less?? Im planning on attending this Jan., so if anyone is going as well let me know!
    lynzsey@sbcglobal.net
  12. by   yummycherry05
    Hi Missy,
    So you were able to successfully transfer to a U.S. school? i've been trying to decide if i want to attend st.kitts in the fall and all the mixed feelings about this school have really confused me. So you no longer have regrets about attending? And the debt was worth it?
  13. by   G UNIT NURSE
    DO not attend IUON. It is not worth the hardships you will have to go through. The program was so bad I can't comment. The money was not worth it. It was the biggest mistake I made in my life. Stay on US soil and wait to get into a school here. Trust me.

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