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.


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.

Nursing Licensure

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

NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam First Time Pass Rate 2018-2019


FNP Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate 2018-2019

Students take the ANCC or AANP certification exam.