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Dual Degree Program with Harvard School of Public Health: M.S. Nursing; M.S. Society, Human Development & Health


The Parent-Child Primary Care curriculum at Simmons College was developed in 1988 to prepare advanced practice nurses. Concentrations include children/adolescents with special health care needs, pediatric health, and school health. Graduates of the program are prepared to sit for the appropriate certification exam offered by the professional credentialing organization. The program at the HSPH is called Maternal Child Health.

The dual-degree program allows practice as a Family Nurse Practitoner with a strong concentration in maternal child health , and additionally prepares the graduate to deliver care to aggregate populations of women and/or children at a public health level. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the appropriate certification exam administered by the professional nursing organization.

HSPH Curriculum