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by jbri jbri (New Member) New Member

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DOES ANY ONE KNOW ANY THING ABOUT THE INTERATIONAL SCHOOL OF NURSING IN ST. KITTS. THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND (LOL) I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY BUT THEY TRANSFER UP TO 45 CREDITS TOWARDS A BACHULERS DEGREE AND IT WOULD 1 YR ON THE ISLAND AND 8 MONTHS BACK IN THE U.S TUITION IS PRETTY CHEAP,NO WAITING LIST.THOUGH I'M SCARED OF THE THE HURRICANES& IM ALSO HESITATING CAUSE OF MY FAMILY(KIDS) AND MY HUBBY DOES NOT WANT TO GO WITH ME,BUT IM DESSPEREATE AT THE SAME TIME. ANYBODY KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL?? OR DONE RESEARCH ON IT ?? OR ANY INFO ON THE ISLAND OF ST.KITTS..

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THANKS & GOD BLESS

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smk1 works as a CDU nurse.

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DOES ANY ONE KNOW ANY THING ABOUT THE INTERATIONAL SCHOOL OF NURSING IN ST. KITTS. THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND (LOL) I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY BUT THEY TRANSFER UP TO 45 CREDITS TOWARDS A BACHULERS DEGREE AND IT WOULD 1 YR ON THE ISLAND AND 8 MONTHS BACK IN THE U.S TUITION IS PRETTY CHEAP,NO WAITING LIST.THOUGH I'M SCARED OF THE THE HURRICANES& IM ALSO HESITATING CAUSE OF MY FAMILY(KIDS) AND MY HUBBY DOES NOT WANT TO GO WITH ME,BUT IM DESSPEREATE AT THE SAME TIME. ANYBODY KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL?? OR DONE RESEARCH ON IT ?? OR ANY INFO ON THE ISLAND OF ST.KITTS..

:idea:

THANKS & GOD BLESS

I just got back from a cruise where one of the stops was on the lovely island of St. Kitts and we passed the medical school ,veterinary school and the nursing school. Beautiful island and campus and ocean views practically everywhere you look. they have black sand beaches in certain areas due to a volcanic eruption a few hundred years ago. Very cool! People were nice, it was one of the cleaner, lesser expensive islands. Tourism is now the entire basis for their economy. Gorgeous and sunny. You'd probably have a really fun time.

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I heard about this school about 2-3 years ago. Every year I go a little further with my research. They now offer a BSN program which I have applied for and am waiting to hear back. I also am married with kids but my family would not go with me. Unless you are independantly wealthy, your husband would not be able to get a job there. I've had a hard time finding info on elem. schools but realistically it would be to hard to get visas etc find new school etc for the whole family. If I go there I will be going by myself. Since I am 37 I am looking at an accelerated BSN program. There is one offered in Colorado but it is a private school that would end up being just as expensive. Let me know what questions other questions you have and I'll answer them if I can.

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Hello,

I was also considering nursing school in the Caribbean...but at the University of the Virgin Islands. I think this is a better option than St Kitts because it is a US territory and somewhat safer. You get US financial aid such as pell grants and loans to finance your education. There is a 2 yr ADN available without a waiting list.There is also a BSN. The Islands are supposed to be safer, there are bad parts and its reccomended not to travel after dark. I hope your family might be able to go with you. Another bonus is you won't need a visa being that it is a US territory.

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Thanks for your info I will have to check the school out there. As with anywhere you go you have to be careful where you go and at what time of day it is. I have never been bothered by the "unsafe". You just have to be smart and aware. I have traveled to Mexico by myself and never once felt unsafe. Do you know if the VA nursing school is an accelerated program? That is my main priority at this time also. The sooner I get the schooling behind me the sooner I can become a nurse. Thanks for your info and I will check into this other school. Do you know the name? Good Luck.

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yummycherry05 has 2 years experience and works as a CNA.

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I would suggest searchcing "iuon." i was also looking in to the school on st.kitts and feeling confused and this search brought up a lot more information. Only now i'm more confused than ever because of all the conflicting opinions lol

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bibibi has 3 years experience and works as a RN.

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I would go to a school in the U.S.

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Is this from personal experience? I like how people respond with "don't go" but don't give an explanation!!! Is it top secret or what?:banghead:

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bibibi has 3 years experience and works as a RN.

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It is not top secret. It will be difficult for you to transfer your credentials and take NCLEX here. Especially the education and certification standards are getting tougher every day. If you want to freely move between states and be able to transfer your license I would suggest getting a solid US Education.

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I guess what I'm not understanding , is that if I'm transferring to Colorado State University ( which is a very reputable college) and my bachelors degree is through CSU & I'm taking the NCLEX through them,is this not all legit? They are accepting alll of the transfer credits fron IUON correct? Will I need to take an extra review for the NCLEX? I was told that my actual BSN would be from CSU which is good!

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bibibi has 3 years experience and works as a RN.

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what is IUON? i dont know if CSU will accept their credits, but if you get your degree from CSU you should be fine.

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CSU Pueblo is affiliated with IUON so I know they will accept their credits and yes my degree would be from CSU. IUON is international school of nursing in St. Kitts. It is an accelerated program that has no wait to get in.

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