4 Questions to Ask in an Advising Appointment for Nursing School

4 Questions to Ask in an Advising AppointmentThe best way to learn more about Northeastern’s Boston Direct Entry-Hybrid Nursing School is to talk to us! Whether you come to our site in Burlington or pick up the phone, an admissions counselor would be happy to walk you through the program and answer any questions you have.

Here are four questions you’ll want to ask during your first appointment with an counselor. The list can definitely be longer, but the answers you get to these questions will help you understand if our nursing school is right for you.

1. What does an online class look like? Part of our Direct Entry-Hybrid program includes didactic (theory-based) classes that you take online. A counselor can talk about and even show you some of the features of our e-learning platform, which you would use to complete exercises, access course information and post on discussion threads with faculty and classmates.

2. Which parts of Direct Entry-Hybrid are online and which involve commuting? The amount of time you spend on the computer and in hands-on clinical practice changes throughout your time in the program. Our curriculum includes the online didactic courses, skills lab requirements at our main campus in Boston and clinical placements onsite at a designated hospital or healthcare facility. You’ll also spend time at our Burlington site to receive academic advising and take proctored exams. A counselor can talk about the overall time commitment of the program and tell you what to expect at each stage.

3. Which prerequisites do I need to take before I can start? Students must already have a bachelor’s degree to enroll in Direct Entry-Hybrid, and the degree doesn’t have to be in nursing. However, a foundation in the sciences is still necessary to master key nursing concepts. To help students achieve that baseline understanding, there are several prerequisite classes you must take as part of our nursing school application process. A counselor can review your transcripts, identify which “prereqs” you need to take and offer guidance on where to take them to make sure the credits will transfer.

4. How am I going to pay for another college degree? This is a popular question! A counselor can share the costs of our nursing program and point you in the right direction when it comes to financial aid.

Direct Entry-Hybrid results in a master’s degree in nursing but confers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) after 16 months. An advising appointment is a great way to learn more about the program and figure out your next steps. To make an appointment, contact us today.

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