Start your new career with our 3-year direct entry program in advanced practice nursing.
Our program is designed for students from all academic backgrounds. Whether your degree is in psychology, chemical engineering or English, once you've completed the prerequisite courses for admission, you'll be on your way to an MS in Nursing.
Students complete the pre-licensure nursing curriculum for the first four semesters of the program. You’ll learn from industry leaders and be prepared for the registered nurse licensure (NCLEX) exam. Upon passing, you’ll move into the graduate portion of the program, which consists of three components – foundational courses, primary care and research. We prepare students to deliver primary health care to diverse populations across the lifespan.
We have close relationships with the world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities that surround the Simmons campus 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 (FNP) certification exam. Our students find success in positions in primary health care and community care settings, private practice, and in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.