Accreditation and Licensure

Simmons is accredited by the Commission for Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


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 2017

Simmons ProgramBaccalaureateDirect EntryNationalMassachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Nursing94%89%87.1%86%

NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam First Time Pass Rate 2018, Simmons

QuarterBaccalaureateDirect Entry
2018 First Quarter95%100%
2018 Second Quarter100%100%

FNP Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate 2017

Students take the ANCC or AANP certification exam.

Simmons ProgramSimmonsNational
Master of Science in Nursing94.2%80%