Accreditation and Licensure

Simmons is accredited by the Commission for Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


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

Nursing Licensure

Graduates of the School of Nursing programs routinely perform well on licensing/certification exams.

NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam First Time Pass Rate 2016

Simmons Program Simmons National Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 94% 84.6% 83.6%

FNP Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate : 2016 Graduates

Students take the ANCC or AANP certification exam.

Simmons Program Simmons
Master of Science in Nursing 92.9% 81.9%

Archived Nursing Course Catalogs