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Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dear Admission Office:

I am considering applying to your school. Please contact me with further information about your nursing program. Thank you.
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Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences


Designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs), Nursing@Simmons delivers the renowned nursing degree programs of the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) External link in an innovative, online format. Featuring two degree programs, each with unique program track options for RNs and advanced practice nurses at different stages in their education and careers, Nursing@Simmons uses cutting-edge technology and a state-of-the-art online learning platform to help nurses earn their degree without relocating to Simmons’s campus in Boston, MA.

Nursing@Simmons’s online program options include:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — Family Nurse Practitioner (for bachelor's degree holders)

  • RN to MSN — Family Nurse Practitioner (for non-bachelor’s degree holders)

  • Post-MSN to DNP (for MSN degree holders)

Through scholarship, clinical expertise, and interdisciplinary collaboration, Nursing@Simmons prepares our students to become nursing leaders with the skills and credentials to treat patients and families across the life span.

Faculty at SNHS are experts in their fields and serve as leaders and consultants in a range of health care settings. They bring their real-life experiences back to the classroom and foster an engaging and collaborative online learning environment. Nursing@Simmons classes are led by the same renowned faculty members who teach on campus, and students have access to one-on-one guidance from faculty during live office hours.

The reputation of the Simmons Family Nurse Practitioner program in the professional health care community is exceptional. Simmons provides high quality education that prepares their students to think and perform as primary health care providers. Preceptors and employers of our graduates report that Simmons students are extremely well prepared and are among the best in their field.

The Nursing@Simmons board pass rate for our 2016 graduates is 92.85 percent, which is well above the national pass rate of 81.95 percent.

RN to MSN-FNP

Nursing@Simmons delivers the online Master of Science in Nursing program from Simmons College. The CCNE-accredited program is designed for licensed RNs seeking to advance their careers by earning an MSN in as few as 20 months.

As a Nursing@Simmons student, you will:

  • Complete your MSN degree in less than two years.

  • Prepare to pursue certification as an FNP.

  • Gain hands-on clinical experience in your community.