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Based on mixed reviews I was concerned aboutBrightNursing
Based on mixed reviews I was concerned about attending but I am very happy both with the level of instruction and the nursing program overall. The accelerated program in Worcester runs at a challenging pace, but the instructors want you to succeed and are very available.

Know that there are different programs / campuses at this university. Most negative comments refer to the Boston campus, which seemed to be in disarray for a time. The Manchester and Worcester campuses have very little connection to the Boston programs. I cannot speak to Manchester, but I am impressed with the Worcester program and find it has a very good reputation in the area.

1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Surrounding City: F
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I have been a Pre-Medical and Health SciencesBrightPreMed and Medical
I have been a Pre-Medical and Health Sciences major for three years at the Boston campus and my experience at this university has been phenomenal. Because I am from Massachusetts, I was already familiar with Boston. The school is located in the Longwood Medical Area, thus allowing a lot of opportunities to study/volunteer/work at some of the best hospitals in the country. I personally have done research at Children's Hospital and have worked as a volunteer at Dana Farber for three years.

In regards to MCPHS itself, the coursework is very difficult but very manageable. As a third year, all of my professors (maybe except one) have been helpful, accommodating, and present to answer questions. The faculty is very approachable, but it is important to get to know them at the beginning of the semester and ask questions throughout the semester rather than wait until you are struggling with a course. This university truly prepares you to be a healthcare provider, and you must be willing to work for your degree. Boston is a massive city with lots to explore, so the lack of activities on campus is more than made up for by the awesome city surrounding the school.If you decide to attend this university, it is important to know what the school does not offer so you are not caught off guard: The university has no sports teams, has a small library, and only offers guaranteed housing to freshman (although almost all sophomores get housing as well). I lived on campus as a freshman but I now have an apartment in Fenway, which is about a 5 minute walk to the school. Also, MCPHS is a healthcare school - they offer very few "liberal arts" courses. If you are not sure a career in healthcare is the best for you, MCPHS may not be the school you'll want to go to, as healthcare majors are the only choice. However, MCPHS is part of a group of schools called the COF, and students can take courses at other colleges (including WIT, Emmanuel, Wheelock, MassArt, etc.) Because I am a Pre-Medical student (PA Graduate Program Tract), I can only speak to my experience for the Arts and Sciences professors - I have no experience with the PharmD faculty or Nursing faculty.

3rd Year Female -- Class 1921
Education Quality: A+, Extracurricular Activities: C+
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I feel as though I am receiving aQuite BrightNursing
I feel as though I am receiving a very good education from the school. Putting in lots of work and getting help when needed is necessary but in an accelerated program it is expected. It is easy to get lost in schoolwork and the parties at this school are really not fun. However, because the school is surrounded by other schools in a big college city it can be very fun.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A, Campus Aesthetics: D-
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