Simmons College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Simmons College courses typically transfer to other universities and colleges without issue.
The nationally-accredited Simmons nursing programs are recognized for providing rigorous academic preparation and clinical exposure. Our graduates have exceptional pass rates on the NCLEX-RN and NP exams — and they very quickly build successful careers. Preceptors and employers rate Simmons students as extremely well prepared.
Affiliating clinical agencies where Simmons nursing students are placed may require the following: documentation relating to immunizations ( TB skin test, Tdap, measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine X3, proof of vaccination or positive varicella titer, H1N1 vaccine, seasonal flu vaccine, random drug screening, criminal background check. This list is not limited to these items and may change based on agency requirements. Hospitals reserve the right to refuse student participation if students are unable or unwilling to provide such documentation. This may result in the student's inability to complete the clinical requirements of the nursing program.
The School of Nursing and Health Sciences(SNHS) attracts many types of individuals, current health providers, and career changers. For people with a degree in another academic discipline, our direct-entry program provides an accelerated path to becoming a registered nurse (R.N.). But that's just the beginning. We offer a number of options for earning a Master of Science in nursing (M.S. in nursing) in the area of family nurse practitioner specialization, which includes valuable academic and leadership training, as well as extensive clinical experience.
SNHS also offers a dual-degree nursing option in collaboration with the Harvard School for Public Health and individually tailored programs leading to a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.). Additionally, D.N.P. (Doctor of Nursing Practice ) is also offered in hybrid format: online and on campus. In 2013, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences launched Nursing@Simmons, an innovative online Master of Science in nursing program.
- Master of Science: R.N. to M.S.
- Master of Science: B.S.N. to M.S.
- Nursing@Simmons: Master of Science in Nursing
- Doctor of Nursing Practice: D.N.P.
- Dual Degree Program with Harvard School of Public Health: M.S. Nursing; M.S. Society, Human Development & Health
- Direct Entry for those with a B.A./B.S. in another academic discipline: M.S. in Nursing