School of Nursing
Simmons is home to one of the country’s first university-based nursing programs and we are proud to remain among the best programs in the field, recognized for clinical excellence, and preparing future leaders in health care through undergraduate and graduate programs, including the online [email protected] programs. We educate nurses to provide compassionate and evidence-based care, advocate for patients and communities, lead interprofessional teams, and advance research.
Preparing the future leaders of healthcare.
Our faculty are passionate educators, clinicians, and researchers, and our location in Boston’s renowned medical area provides unparalleled student training for our campus-based students. Our BSN students in both the traditional four-year and accelerated second degree programs receive outstanding undergraduate education, while graduate programs offer paths for direct-entry, advanced nursing, and doctoral education.
Simmons is a pioneer in public health nursing and in training Family Nurse Practitioners, one of health care’s fastest-growing specialties. We are guided by values of social justice, teamwork, compassion and excellence, and we embrace Simmons’ tradition of science and practice for the social good.
Highlights of the Simmons Nursing Program
- [email protected], our premier online program, engages students nationwide.
- We offer interactive classes and a student-centered learning environment.
- Simmons nurses perform above national averages on NCLEX-RN Licensure and FNP Certification Exams. In 2018/19, NCLEX first-time pass rate at Simmons was 96%, vs. 86% nationally; FNP Certification was 95.9%, vs. 85.5%.
- Nursing students are leaders in athletics, student government, and campus organizations.
- The Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program serves and empowers African American, Latinx, Asian, and Native American nursing students.
- Nursing students are engaged in research, publishing, and presenting their work with faculty in peer-reviewed journals and at regional and national conferences.
Our strengths include nationally acclaimed faculty, alumnae/i who are recognized leaders in their fields, and an ideal Boston location in the Longwood Medical Area.About the School of Nursing
"At Simmons, we’re sending students into our own ‘beloved nursing profession.’ We give them the finest preparation, so that they can provide excellent patient care and be the next generation of leaders in nursing."
- Charlene Berube, Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing and Chair of Undergraduate Nursing.
Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program
The Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program is designed to address the social and academic barriers faced by many first-generation and ALANA nursing students, as well as to prepare them for the workplace through the mentoring relationship.Learn more
The School of Nursing has been educating health care providers for over a century. You'll graduate with a network of alumnae/i who are committed to helping you succeed.Alumnae/i
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