You care about the health and wellness of others — and want to use your intelligence and compassion to improve patient care. Our 5-year BS/MSN program will help you make a difference in the rapidly evolving field of health care.

Students complete an accelerated BS in Nursing curriculum prepared for the registered nurse licensure (NCLEX) exam. Upon passing, you’ll move into the graduate portion of the program, which consists of three components – foundational courses, primary care and research. We prepare students to deliver primary health care to diverse populations across the lifespan.

We have close relationships with the world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities that surround the Simmons campus like Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Our students expand their knowledge by completing clinical rotations and practicums, attending lectures and taking advantage of research opportunities.

Simmons nursing students have a reputation for being the best and brightest in their field. Graduates of this program are prepared to take the family nurse practitioner (FNP) certification exam and find success in positions in a variety of healthcare settings and in Doctor of Nursing (DNP) programs.

Program Requirements

The School of Nursing offers an accelerated 4+1 program, allowing students accepted to the undergraduate Nursing program to obtain the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing in five years.  Students with a GPA of 3.3 in all nursing courses and an overall GPA of 3.3 are eligible to apply during their sophomore year.  Progression into the nurse practitioner sequence is dependent upon the student attaining RN licensure and maintaining a GPA of 3.3 in all nursing courses.

Faculty
    Charlene Berube
    • Charlene Berube
    • Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program and Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2533
    • Office: S313
    Josephine Atinaja-Faller
    Gloria Cater
    • Gloria Cater
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2561
    • Office: S305
    LaDonna Christian
    • LaDonna Christian
    • Director of the Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program and Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2618
    • Office: S310
    Jean Christoffersen
    • Jean Christoffersen
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2435
    • Office: S338C
    Margaret Costello
    Judith Cullinane
    • Judith Cullinane
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2551
    Colette Dieujuste
    • Colette Dieujuste
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2528
    • Office: S306
    Sarah Desmond
    • Sarah Desmond
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2546
    • Office: S307
    Susan Duty
    Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue
    Marla Lynch
    • Marla Lynch
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2535
    • Office: S333
    Kelly Marchant
    • Kelly Marchant
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Office: S336
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    • Eileen McGee
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2527
    • Office: S335
    Linda Moniz
    • Linda Moniz
    • Assistant Professor of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2437
    • Office: S317
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    • Patricia Rissmiller
    • Chair, Graduate Nursing Program and Associate Professor
    • Phone: 617-521-2133
    • Office: S342
    KTeeley
    • Karen Teeley
    • Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2536
    • Office: S325
    Sarah Volkman
    • Sarah Volkman
    • Professor of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2403
    • Office: S342
    Patricia White
    Marianne Williams
    • Marianne Williams
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2445
    • Office: S311
Clinical and Research

Clinical and research are key components of our nursing programs. You'll have opportunities to explore your interests, build your skills and develop mentoring relationships with leaders in the field.

Our students put their knowledge into practice in many ways, including:

  • Six group clinical rotations, a final-semester preceptorship for approximately 600 clinical hours to prepare you for the NCLEX exam.
  • For Advanced Practice Clinical Preparation, you'll complete 770 clinical hours over four semesters at a variety of settings – hospitals, clinics, community-based health centers, nursing homes – and with diverse populations across the lifespan, including pediatrics, women’s health, adult and geriatric care.
  • Collaborate with faculty or community agencies to develop and implement scholarly research projects. 
How to Apply
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