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 degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Simmons University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 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 2017

Simmons Program Baccalaureate Direct Entry National Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 94% 89% 87.1% 86%

NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam First Time Pass Rate 2018, Simmons

Quarter Baccalaureate Direct Entry
2018 First Quarter 95% 100%
2018 Second Quarter 100% 100%

FNP Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate 2017

Students take the ANCC or AANP certification exam.

Simmons Program Simmons National
Master of Science in Nursing 94.2% 80%

Archived Nursing Course Catalogs