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Jeb-in-Minneapolis works as a Customer Service.

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Also, no AC and no internet grr!

It took me awhile to figure out theres another line to get a username/password to use campus computers and internet.' So I haven't had my internet for quite some time!

Hey Naujhat, I think Midwest78 was going to call some places for you, my 2 cents would be basically find something close to a train station. The train is the only thing that runs on time in Puerto Rico, the buses are a joke. Basically you hop on the train (35 cents, one-way for students), then hop off at the Cupey train station and take the free trolley to campus. It picks folks up at the train station (1p,3p,5p,7pm), and after class you take the trolley back (6p,8p,10pm)

PS- the room where you stand in line to get internet at school you need to swipe your student badge, which we don't receive until 2 weeks later, haha, gotta love the island!

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LOL. Thanks for the info. I am trying not to whine so I will just say, be strong and try to smile while you are doing it. The Key to PR is patience. Lots of it!!!!!

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LOL. Thanks for the info. I am trying not to whine so I will just say, be strong and try to smile while you are doing it. The Key to PR is patience. Lots of it!!!!!

U are right patience is everything!

So i have called a few places in the are of were we stay most are apartments or ppl renting room, it seems that the average rent is between $400 - $500 most only incude Light, Water, Stove, Frig. some include a bed. One included AC that apt. was $495 it also included water, light, Frig, stove, hot water, bed and it is newly remodeled according to the landlord. If you want to check them out i have all the info so let me know and we can see them.

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Sounds good!!I guess we can talk on tuesday. Thanks once again.

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Hey I saw you guys in class but you probably didn't see me because I was in the hall way taking notes and then went to see the teacher after class. I was hoping to catch up with you after but you guys were long gone. I will probably be at the school in financial aid so hit me up if you guys are there.

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owlyhecate has 6 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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In responce to comment of Profstudent4life. The interview isn't all about school name, loc or grades. Nurses are needed that can relate to a variety of pt.s. I know of some nurses that have done schooling abroad and they are WONDERFUL. To the org. poster do some work while ur around the school since they'll probable give u a chance quickly et help build up ur res c paid experance- thats what HRs look for when hiring. its getting ur foot in the door 1st. Best Wishes (enjoy the view):nurse:

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:nurse: 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!

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

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:nurse: 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!

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

Lmao @ how you explained IAUPR..That's sad, Wow..so, This whole thing about not having teachers has been going on for awhile *smh*

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artofisis works as a Medical Esthetician.

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Wow, Thanks for the Info! How Much per credit ? When does the fall semester start? Can you start in the spring?

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artofisis works as a Medical Esthetician.

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Where is the Umet nutsing campus located? I found 2 addreses

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Their is one campus in Cupey, not sure about the other one. If your riding the train you get off at the Cupey station and it's right across the street.

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pearlgirl52508 works as a Mental Health Worker I.

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Hi, I feel like I know many of you guys on this website because i'm always on this website reading on what you guys are talking about in Puerto Rico. Question, are you guys attending the Interamerica Universidad de Puerto Rico or Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)? I'm very confused because I know a little of spanish so i'm getting confused to which school would I benefit more of... I was reading a previous post, like 5 posts earlier adn they said that UMET is better that Interamericana...i'm just trying to figure out what everyone else thinks about between the two schools. Also, are either of the schools accredited? If I decide to go to school in Puerto Rico, i do not plan to stay there for work. I plan on coming back to California but i'm worried that neither school is accredited and then I wont be able to apply for work here in Cali. If anyone can give me some insight, please! Thanks!!

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