Nursing Program for Transfer Students

The Simmons College nursing major is currently at capacity, and will not be accepting applications from transfer students in 2018.

If you are in your first semester of college and will have fewer than 17 college credits by the time you start at Simmons, you may apply as a first-year student to our nursing major.

We do have space available for nursing majors in our Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars Program. These students, who are either second Bachelor's candidates or are age 24 or older, can complete our 2-year BSN (for those with or without a prior degree) or our 16-month Accelerated BSN (for second Bachelor's candidates). Go to to learn more about this program.

We encourage transfer students who are interested in nursing to consider pursuing another major at Simmons. If you still find yourself interested in nursing during your senior year, you may apply for one of our nursing programs for those with a bachelor's degree in another field: our Accelerated BSN, or our Direct Entry MSN.

Since Simmons offers over fifty majors and programs of study, you have a wide range of options to consider. You may pursue similar interests through majors such public health, nutrition, neuroscience, psychology, social work or the premedical track. Simmons’ unique mission of integrating the liberal arts and professional programs provides a solid foundation upon which to build a variety of career options, including nursing.​​

Don't hesitate to reach out to your admission counselor you have any questions about your options and these alternate paths to a nursing degree.