Our Online DNP Program

Recognizing the increasing complexity of our nation’s health care environment, Nursing@Simmons offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice, also referred to as a Practice Doctorate of Nursing, (DNP) program for board-certified APRNs who have earned their MSN. The Nursing@Simmons online DNP program integrates evidence-based practice with strong analytical and leadership principles to prepare nurses for the highest level of professional nursing practice.

The post-master’s online DNP program prepares APRNs to advance their clinical practice through the implementation of evidence-based research. DNP-prepared nurses become leaders in a variety of health care settings, transform health care systems and policies, and improve outcomes for patients and communities.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Simmons University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Offering the Support Nurses Need

Scholarships are available for qualified applicants admitted to the upcoming cohort.

DNP Career Outcomes

The Nursing@Simmons online DNP program prepares students to:

  • Become leaders in organizations and health care systems and promote secure and efficient health care delivery to individuals and populations
  • Conduct practice-based research
  • Use informatics, data, and technology to improve processes and implement change in health care systems
  • Design and apply policies that affect health care financing, safety, quality, practice regulation, access to care, and efficacy of care
  • Collaborate with professionals and teams across disciplines to improve health outcomes for patients and populations
  • Create and establish evidence-based interventions that enhance population health and clinical prevention
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Earn Your DNP Online

Empowering and educating nurses since 1902, Simmons University offers an online doctoral program for board-certified APRNs who have earned their MSN. Nursing@Simmons is designed to bring the Simmons on-campus experience to you through a dynamic, virtual platform.

As a Nursing@Simmons student, you will:

  • Enjoy live, face-to-face online classes with esteemed faculty members and peers from across the country
  • Balance your personal commitments with your education by enrolling on a part-time basis
  • Access your coursework 24/7 — at home or on the go — with our integrated mobile app
  • Learn in an intimate classroom environment with approximately 20 or fewer students per class
  • Have professional networking opportunities during the required immersion weekend(s) on the Simmons University campus in Boston, Massachusetts

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