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About Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences


The School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) offers nationally accredited graduate programs for men and women in nutrition and health promotion, physical therapy, and primary health care nursing. Additionally, SNHS offers a program in health professions education.Graduate students may pursue a dual degree nursing program with the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), online programs, and advanced graduate certificates. Located in Boston's renowned Longwood Medical Area, SNHS provides rigorous academic preparation ,exceptional clinical experiences and research opportunities.

Entrepreneurship, community outreach, and cross-college collaboration are integral to the SNHS vision. Recent initiatives include a doctoral program in health professions education, offered in collaboration with Simmons's College of Arts and Sciences. The SNHS offers their highly regarded nursing programs to R.N.s across the country through the innovative, online Nursing@Simmons program. A prominent authority in the New England region, the SNHS is achieving increased national and international recognition for its work.

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Clinical Placements

Simmons nursing and physical therapy students receive outstanding clinical exposure; Dietetic interns complete  practical experiences in a variety of settings beyond medical facilities.Students study and conduct research at more than 200 clinical sites, including Boston Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Public Schools, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, Brigham and Women' s Hospital, and many others. Learn more »

Longwood Location

At the center of this health destination is the Longwood Medical Area, featuring 21 world-renowned medical and academic institutions, including Simmons. Many SNHS clinical and research partnerships are possible because of our location, which provides opportunities to place students and graduates on the front lines of health care. Learn more »

Innovative Faculty

Quality education begins with quality teaching. All SNHS faculty practice in their respective fields and serve as leaders and consultants in myriad settings. This means that students have access to some of the best minds in the business —and to classes brought to life by real experience. Moreover, our professors are dedicated teachers who pride themselves on being personal mentors to their students. Learn more »