Enhance your experience with the latest clinical education.

Our innovative program enables Registered Nurses (RNs) to earn their BS in nursing on a part- or full-time basis. 

You'll learn the fundamentals of nursing, gain clinical knowledge and apply hands-on research. Our students are admitted through our Dix Scholars Program — designed to meet the needs of adult learners. 

With the constantly changing health care landscape, RNs with a bachelor of science are in high demand. Our students find success in private practice, women's health, community and acute care — and go on to graduate and doctoral programs. 

Program Requirements
This program’s requirements are the same as those for the regular undergraduate nursing program with the exception of the language requirement, from which RNs are exempt. The methods by which course objectives are to be met by RN students are geared toward adult learners. RN students must complete 128 hours of credit and fulfill the Simmons general education and competency requirements. While at least 48 semester hours of credit must be earned at Simmons, transfer credit, credit for prior learning, and advanced placement in nursing credit are also granted when certain specifications are met.
    Charlene Berube
    • Charlene Berube
    • Chair, Undergraduate Nursing Program and Associate Professor of Practice
    • Phone: 617-521-2533
    • Office: S313
    • Anne-Marie Barron
    • Associate Professor and Associate Dean
    • Phone: 617-521-2121
    • Office: S340D
    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
    Margaret Costello
    Judith Cullinane
    Colette Dieujuste
    Susan Duty
    Jocelyn Loftus
    Marla Lynch
    • Marla Lynch
    • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing
    • Phone: 617-521-2535
    • Office: S314
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How to Apply

RN students are admitted into the program through the Dix Scholars Program. 

For information on admission requirements and financial aid, please call or write the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Simmons University, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA, 02115-5898, 617-521-2051. Selected registered nursing students may elect to matriculate to the Master of Science in Nursing program (see the Graduate Nursing Bulletin for complete information).