Nursing for RN Holders

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

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Enhance your experience with the latest clinical education

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.

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.

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).

Offered As
  • Major
  • School of Nursing
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Our Faculty

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Charlene Berube

  • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing and Chair of Undergraduate Nursing
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Ladonna Christian

  • Associate Professor of Practice of Nursing and Director of the Dotson Bridge Program
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Susan Duty

  • Professor and Faculty Director of the Health Professions Education PhD Program