Admission is the initial step for applicants who want to begin a career in health care. They must learn about and comply with admission requirements established by the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine for selected academic program, and subsequently been accepted by the corresponding Admissions Committee.
The Admissions Committee, comprising of faculty members, evaluates all applications taking into consideration applicants’ academic and personal qualifications. The analysis includes academic achievements, academic record, admission test scores that apply to the selected program, basic studies required to enter the program, ability to relate to other people and resolve problems, participation in community and scientific activities, and motivations to become a health care professional.
In keeping with official policies, San Juan Bautista School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and veteran, marital or parental status.
All students that apply to the Bachelors Degree of Science in Nursing Program at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine must:
- Submit evidence of graduation (High School Diploma) from a high school recognized by the state or jurisdiction where the school operates with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50. General Education Development (GED) test’s results will not be accepted or recognized as equivalent to a High School Diploma.
- For students whose first language is Spanish - submit the results of the Post Graduate Admission Test (PEAU). The PEAU is administered in Puerto Rico by the College Board
- Office of Puerto Rico and Latin America. For information, contact their offices at 787-772-1200; 208 Ponce de León Avenue, Popular Center - Suite 1501; Hato Rey, PR. 00918-1017. http://oprla.collegeboard.com/ptorico/pr
- For students whose first language is English - submit the results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The SAT is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). For information, contact their offices (Domestic- 866-756-7346) or (International 212-713-7789). http://sat.collegeboard.com/home.
To begin with the admissions process all applicants must submit the following documents:
- BSN Application Form (Download, fill all the blanks, print and send it to our Mail Address)
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended
- Official results of the Admission Test PEAU or SAT
- Non-refundable certified check or money order for the amount of $25.00 payable to San Juan Bautista School of Medicine.
The BSN Admissions Committee will evaluate and make the final decision in accordance to established admissions criteria. The Admissions officer will sent a letter via e-mail informing the applicants about the decision. If the applicant is accepted, he/she must submit the following documents:
- One “ 2 x 2 “ photo
- Copy of birth certificate
- Health Certificate
- Evidence immunization status must be submitted using the official Puerto Rico Department of Health PVAC-3 formulary or the International Certificate of Vaccinations (also known as the "Yellow Card"). The PVAC-3 or the Yellow Card needs to show evidence of tetanus toxoid in the last five years; two doses of the MMR vaccine; three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine; and evidence of a tuberculin test (PPD) result. Students must also demonstrate evidence of at least two doses of the Varicella vaccine if there is no clear history of the infection, accompanied by positive titers. Certificate which must include the vaccines of Hepatitis B and Chicken – pox vaccine or release of responsibility
- Physician’s Report
*The School may require an interview with a candidate if there are questions or doubts regarding the Application Form or the documents submitted.
The mailing address to which the applicants must send the required documents, including the BSN Application Form, is as follows:
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
PO BOX 4968
Caguas, PR 00726
The San Juan Bautista School of Medicine will consider candidates that have been previously enrolled in another higher education institution. To be considered, the following steps need to be taken:
- Complete the Application Form. It can be accessed at the School’s webpage (www.sanjuanbautista.edu) or in campus.
- Submit the Application Form to the Admissions Office. To learn about the deadline to submit the Application Form; call the Admissions Office (787) 743-3038 Ext. 236 or visit the School’s website (www.sanjuanbautista.edu).
- Copy of the student’s academic transcript. The copy of the academic transcript must be sent directly from the Office of the Registrar of the previous institution to the Admissions Office of the SJBSM.
- Results of the Evaluation and University Admission Test (Prueba de Evaluación y Admisión Universitaria – PEAU) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
- Submit a check or money order to the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine for $25.00. This amount is non refundable, independently of the School’s decision to admit or not the applicant to the academic program.
- Submit a recent vaccination’s certificate. The certificate will be required after the student is admitted to the School.
- SJBSM will only consider as a Transfer Student the applicant that meets the following criteria:
- Has been previously enrolled in a higher education institution recognized as such by the Puerto Rico Council on Education in charge of granting licenses to academic institutions, or from the governmental agency in charge of accrediting institutions of higher learning in the jurisdiction or country where the institution is based.
- Have taken at least 12 transferable credits in a higher education institution, earning at least a C average in each course.
- Comply with the requirements established by the BSN program
- Compliance with the Grade Point Average (GPA) established by the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Students that do not meet the previous criteria, specifically the 12 transferable credits, will have to apply to the SJBSM following the Regular Application Process. However, if the student is admitted to the School, the institution could recognize or accept credits taken at the previous higher education institution.
Candidates for advanced standing who have completed the Associate Degree in Nursing at an accredited academic institution should complete the Application for Admission to the BSN program, along with the followings documents:
- An official transcript from the academic institution where the candidate completed the Associate Degree.
- Non refundable certified check or money order for $25.
- Health Certificate
- Criminal Background Check
- Immunizations Including Hepatitis B, Varicella vaccine or release of responsibility.
- Two letters of recommendation from formal professors
- Official birth certificate
- One photo 2 x 2
To be able to begin the Therapeutic Interventions, the student needs to submit to the BSN Program Coordinator the following documents:
- Certificate of Criminal Background Check
- Health Certificate issued by the Puerto Rico Department of Health within one year before the student begins to perform the Therapeutic Interventions.
- Evidence of vaccination against Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Rubella, and Tetanus.
- Should the Practice Center require additional documents and/or certifications, the student is responsible for gathering and submitting those documents to the Coordinator for the BSN program.
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine (SJB) welcomes applications from prior students. Students interested in returning to the SJB BSN curriculum will be permitted to pre-register for the semester for which they are readmitted provided that their withdrawal was due to a medical or other approved leave of absence.
Students seeking readmission after academic dismissal are not eligible to apply for readmission for at least one semester.
A request for readmission shall be initiated by a written application to the Associate Dean for Students Affairs. The request will then be referred to both the Admissions Committee and the Student Evaluation and Promotions Committee. The latter Committees will review the request with the Academic Dean and the Associate Dean of Allied Health Programs, and render a decision based on the academic achievement level of the student during prior enrolment and other relevant factors.