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"The Master's and DNP programs at Simmons College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791."*

*The Master's program is accredited through June 30, 2019 and the DNP Program through December 31, 2015.

Notice of Accreditation

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program at Simmons College will be visited for accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on April 8-10, 2015.

As part of the process, individuals have an opportunity to provide written input into the deliberations of the evaluation team.

Written and signed comments should be sent to:
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-6791

Written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until March 9, 2015.
For further information about this notice or The accreditation visit, please feel free to Contact Dr. Judy A. Beal, Professor and Dean School of Nursing and Health Sciences: 617-521-2139

School of Nursing and Health Sciences
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898

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.

For students who wish to pursue their nursing degree online, SNHS offers Nursing@Simmons featuring three online degree programs: R.N. to B.S.N., R.N. to M.S.N., and M.S.N.