Enhance your experience with the latest clinical education.

Our innovative program enables Registered Nurses (RNs) to earn their BS in nursing on a part- or full-time basis. 

You'll learn the fundamentals of nursing, gain clinical knowledge and apply hands-on research. Our students are admitted through our Dix Scholars Program — designed to meet the needs of adult learners. 

With the constantly changing health care landscape, RNs with a bachelor of science are in high demand. Our students find success in private practice, women's health, community and acute care — and go on to graduate and doctoral programs. 

Program Requirements

You’ll earn credits for a previous Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing as well as for RN License (max of 80 credits total). The total number of credits required to earn your baccalaureate degree at Simmons is 128. The total number of institutional credits required in the RN-BSN program is 48.

Sample RN-BSN curriculum:

  • NURS 404 Normal and Abnormal Pathophysiology (4 credits)**
  • NURS 292 Health Assessment (4 credits)**
  • ENGL 105 Creative Writing Nonfiction (4 credits)
  • MATH 118 Statistics (4 credits)**
  • NURS 390 Nursing Research (4 credits)** 
  • PHIL 131 Biomedical Ethics (4 credits)
  • NURS 387 Community Health Nursing (4 credits)**
  • ENGL 193 Women in Literature (4 credits)  
  • NURS 454 Leadership and Management (4 credits)**
  • NURS 513 Role of the Nurse Manager (4 credits) 
  • SNHS 450 The Health Care Delivery System (4 credits)**
  • SNHS 459 Caring at End of Life (4 credits)

**Core RN-BSN program requirements

    Charlene Berube
    • Charlene Berube
    • Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program and Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2533
    • Office: S313
    Josephine Atinaja-Faller
    Gloria Cater
    • Gloria Cater
    • Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2561
    • Office: S305
    LaDonna Christian
    • LaDonna Christian
    • Director of the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program and Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2618
    • Office: S310
    Jean Christoffersen
    Margaret Costello
    Judith Cullinane
    Colette Dieujuste
    Susan Duty
    • Susan Duty
    • Professor
    • Phone: 617-521-2096
    • Office: S312
    Jocelyn Loftus
    Marla Lynch
    • Marla Lynch
    • Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2535
    • Office: S333
    Kelly Marchant
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How to Apply

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