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Do I need to have pre-requisite courses completed before I can apply or begin the undergraduate programs?
No!  We have integrated all general education program requirements in among the courses in your major. Plus we offer small class sizes and a health science focus to the general education courses!

What are some of the advantages to completing my General Education courses at Bryan College of Health Sciences? 
Students who complete their General Education courses at the College also develop valuable relationships with
faculty and students that provide continuity, support and guidance throughout their course of study. Moreover, many of the General Education courses offered at Bryan College of Health Sciences are focused on issues that are of particular interest to healthcare professionals.

How much does it cost?
Tuition and Fee Rates.  Tuition and fees do not include books, living expenses, graduation fees or fees that are specific to a given program. Transition course fees must also be paid prior to entering the program; these are based upon the amount of instructional time required.

Is financial aid available?

Yes. Students wishing to apply for
financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Bryan College of Health Sciences does not discriminate in awarding Title IV student financial aid on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, creed, color, national origin, ethnicity, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Loans, work study, grants and scholarships are available.

I'm concerned that the program will be too difficult or demanding. Should I be worried about my ability to succeed at the College?
The program is rigorous, and students are expected to be committed to their coursework and clinical practice. But the College also provides one-on-one instruction and support to ensure that all students feel comfortable in this challenging environment. The College also has a
Student Success Center where current students can consult with faculty advisors about course expectations and assignments. We expect students to work hard - but we also want you to succeed, and we will help you reach your goals.

 

Are there student organizations and activities available for undergraduate majors at the College?
Yes! The College takes pride in its community-oriented approach to student life.

 
There are numerous organizations designed to enhance students' personal growth and professional opportunities - and everyone is encouraged to take part in recreational activities that range from charity drives to volleyball and basketball games sponsored by the College.

 

What is the career placement rate for graduates of the College?
Outstanding! One-hundred percent of our graduates who are seeking employment are placed in a variety of settings within four months of graduation. Some such healthcare environments include large research hospitals, smaller community hospitals, private clinics and extended-care facilities throughout Nebraska and the nation.
 
 

How often do you study?
Studying time varies per topic and if there is material to read for the class. Study time ranges from 5-10 hours a week. 

 

How hard/difficult are classes?   
Classes are challenging and can be difficult but the faculty are very willing to spend extra time with each student. And the Student Success Center offers faculty and student tutoring assistance.

 

Where do you live?
Currently the College doesn't have housing but there are apartment complexes and houses close by that are available to rent or buy. We also host Roommate Round-up every year that will assist in helping find a roommate. Roommate Round-up also hosts an apartment fair. This year we had 35 apartment complexes represented throughout the city.   

 

When do you start clinical? 
It depends on your program of study.

  • BSN: Clinical begins your sophomore year.  
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Associate degree students begin clinical in their second year, while Bachelor's degree students begin in the third year.
  • Adult Cardiac & Vascular Sonography: Associate degree students begin clinical in their second semester while Bachelor's degree students begin the second year.

 

What will my class schedule look like?
The majority of courses are offered during day time hours, with a few late afternoon and early evening courses in among our general education offerings. It's possible, and likely, on clinical days that you may be required to be at your clinical site by 6 a.m.

Can you have a job?
Yes.  Many of our students work part-time, about 16 hours a week on average, in jobs at the College, Bryan Health Medical Center, care facilities in Lincoln and various other non-healthcare related positions.


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