An interview with Jose Huete was conducted on June 03, 2021, in New York, NY, by Ines Anous for the Becoming the Change Interview Project.
Jose Huete is a former student in the Accelerated Study in the Associate Programs (ASAP) at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). He is a Biology Tutor for ASAP, helping students reach their dreams. Jose is graduating with a degree in nursing from Hunter College in Spring 2021. Jose is a proud Honduran who is determined to become a certified nurse despite the high cost of school tuition for international students like him. In this interview, Jose reflects on the shortcomings of the entry tests to nursing programs and how and why these tests should be adjusted to give credit to students’ social-emotional skills in addition to the current focus on academic content knowledge.