Hello! My daughter is looking at UVI for nursing school. We're originally from Brooklyn, and moved to Iowa, and the one thing she missed most was the beach. Someone suggested looking to the Carribean for nursing school, and we were pleasantly surprised to find UVI, which is fully accredited, and has the nice weather and beach she's looking for. (I say whatever motivates you, go for it.) As her mom, I was very happy to see the tuition costs, and the room/board costs.
We can't find that much information on the quality of the school, especially for nursing. Anyone have experience with that? She eventually wants to go on to advanced practice nursing, so she'll need a solid background to get into grad school. She has no particular plans on where she would want to live after graduation, either, so nursing jobs after graduation aren't that much of an issue, either, unless she decides to stay.
I'd also like to know the best way to ship things to her. Looks like Amazon doesn't let you use prime for the USVI.
She doesn't graduate high school until 2013, but she is a solid student and tests well. In other words, not the top GPA in school, but nearly the top for the ACTs. I'm minorly concerned about culture shock (I moved around a bit when I was younger), but since she was raised in NYC and not here in Iowa I think she'll do ok.
What else do we need to look into, besides the school? It's the STT campus for the BSN, if that helps. We even took a peek at the BET reality show filmed on campus, but that didn't help too much.
Thanks in advance for anything you can share with us!