Accreditation and Licensure

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

Nursing

The baccalaureate, master's, and DNP programs at Simmons are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

Notice of Accreditation
The Baccalaureate and Master's Degree Programs at Simmons University will be visited for accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on November 14-16 2018.

As a part of the process, individuals have an opportunity to provide written input into the deliberations of the evaluation team.

Written and signed comments should be sent to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attention: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, Suite 750
Washington, DC 2001 
Or
thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

Written and signed comments will be accepted by CCNE until October 24, 2018. For further information about this notice or the accreditation visit, please feel free to contact: 

Dr. Judy A. Beal, Dean and Professor 
College of Natural, Behavioral, & Health Sciences
School of Nursing
617-521-2139

Simmons University
College of Natural, Behavioral, & Health Sciences
School of Nursing
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898

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 Program Baccalaureate Direct Entry  National Massachusetts
Bachelor of Science in Nursing    94% 89% 87.1%            86%

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

Quarter  Baccalaureate  Direct Entry 
 2018 First Quarter  95%  100%
 2018 Second Quarter  100%  100%

FNP Certification Exam First Time Pass Rate 2017 

Students take the ANCC or AANP certification exam.

Simmons Program Simmons
National
Master of Science in Nursing 94.2% 80%

Archived Nursing Course Catalogs