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Nursing@Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences Simmons College

  • Boston, MA
  • Private
  • Online
  • 89%11%
    student ratio
  • 175
    total students
  • $57,504 | $57,504
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 40%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered



Nursing@Simmons, the Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences' innovative, online Master of Science in Nursing degree program for aspiring Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs), is designed for licensed registered nurses who hold bachelor's degrees.

Nursing@Simmons offers an academically rigorous curriculum that prepares students to become recognized as clinical experts, scholars, and leaders in their field. The program blends weekly, face-to-face online classes with dynamic coursework; intimate social connections with peers and faculty members; and hands-on clinical experiences that enable students to advance their nursing careers.

A Nursing@Simmons graduate will be eligible to sit for certification as an FNP. Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences is proud of its graduates' consistent 100% first-time pass rate on FNP certification examinations.

About Simmons College's School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Since 1902, Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) has been an innovator in health care education. SNHS is dedicated to preparing students to become leaders through scholarship, clinical expertise, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

With a campus located in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, SNHS serves as a prominent authority in the New England region and has received national and international recognition. Established in 1978, the school's FNP program is one of the oldest, most established programs in the country.


Nursing@Simmons faculty members take a multi-professional approach to teaching, which provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge that will enable them to holistically care for their patients across their life spans. Faculty members continue to work as clinical practitioners on a weekly basis and bring their relevant, real-world experiences to the classroom.

Innovative, Online Learning & Student Support

The Nursing@Simmons virtual campus experience features collaborative, face-to-face classes; asynchronous content produced by world-class instructional designers; and an innovative learning platform that uses state-of-the-art technology and familiar social networking tools.

Students benefit from white-glove support service that includes personalized technical assistance, lifelong career services, highly engaged clinical preceptors, academic tutoring, and 1-on-1 faculty member office hours.

Hands-on Experiences

A weekend clinical immersion experience brings students to the college's campus in Boston, MA, to practice patient interaction and treatment prior to starting clinical placements. In addition, students gain practical knowledge and develop their FNP expertise through clinical placement sites that enable them to strengthen their academic foundations and gain holistic understanding of patient care.

Location & Contact


School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Simmons College

Boston, MA

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$57,504
    • Out-of-state tuition *$57,504
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • * Total tuition 
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • * Fees for full-time graduate students




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