Linux does not boot past the splash screen with a NVIDIA graphics card

Tested on Linux Mint 19.3 For some reason I will never be able to comprehend, the Ubuntu(/derivative) installer decides to go against the recommended option by its driver manager (the proprietary nvidia drivers, even if the proprietary checkbox is clicked) and installs nouveau. This might be a great driver on some systems, but personally? I've never gotten it to work. The installer's choice to install nouveau over the nvidia drivers therefore causes extra work for me after I installed it.