Accreditation and Licensure

Simmons is accredited by the Commission for Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. All prelicensure Nursing Programs are approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing.

Nursing

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.

CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) Seal

 

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the pre-licensure Direct Entry program is fully approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

Nursing Licensure

Graduates of the School of Nursing programs routinely perform well on licensing/certification exams.

NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam First Time Pass Rate

Exam YearSimmons NCLEX Pass RateNCLEX National AverageNCLEX MA & Jurisdiction Average
201691%83%84%
201791%85%84%
201895%87%91%
201997%86%90%
202097%88%92%

FNP Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate

Students take the ANCC or AANP certification exam.

Exam YearSimmons AANP Pass RateAANP National AverageSimmons ANCC Pass RateANCC National Average
201684.00%81.60%95.70%82.30%
201793.00%80.00%96.69%82.90%
201896.00%85.00%95.80%86.00%
201994.00%86.00%98.61%87.88%
202094.00%85.00%97.83%89.29%