Are you dedicated to making a difference in health care? Our 2-year program will help you reach your goals faster.
Our program is designed for registered nurses — with degrees in nursing or a related field — who wish to advance their careers with a graduate degree in nursing.
Our program consists of three components – foundational courses, primary care and research. We prepare students to deliver primary health care to diverse populations across the lifespan. You’ll focus on health promotion and education, disease prevention and learn to assess and manage patients with acute and chronic illnesses.
Simmons is surrounded by world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities — like Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our students expand their knowledge by completing clinical practicums, attending lectures and taking advantage of research opportunities.
Graduates of this program are prepared to take the family nurse practitioner certification exam, and find find success in positions in primary health care and community care settings, private practice, and in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.