RN to MSN — Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Bachelor’s Degree Not Required

Nursing@Simmons’ innovative, online RN to MSN — FNP program is designed for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who have earned an associate degree or a nursing diploma. A bachelor’s degree or BSN is not required for entry into the program.

The RN to MSN program is for nurses of all levels of experience seeking to advance their clinical practice and become a family nurse practitioner (FNP).

Lowering Tuition. Increasing Access.

We believe every nurse should be able to pursue their nursing career dreams. So more nurses can become caring FNPs, we’re reducing tuition by $13,600.

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Earn Your MSN Online — Become an FNP

Simmons University offers an online family nurse practitioner program that brings our extensive experience in nursing education to students through dynamic online learning and clinical placements near their communities.

Nursing@Simmons students benefit from the following:

The master's degree program in nursing at Simmons University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

With full-time, part-time, and extended program options, nurses can balance their education with work and personal commitments.

Our dedicated clinical placement team assists with finding clinical sites and preceptors for rotations near students’ communities.

We provide an intimate program experience supported by faculty and academic coaches who are experts in their fields.

With the online RN to MSN — FNP program, students can earn their MSN while continuing to provide care and improve patient outcomes in their communities. Nursing@Simmons students receive a didactic education and extensive clinical training without having to relocate to Boston.

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“The advantage of not having to relocate to complete a campus-based program is a huge benefit of the Nursing@Simmons program. The online format allows me to move forward with my life while continuing my education and career.”
— Mike Toledo, RN to MSN — FNP Student

Learn more about Nursing@Simmons students and graduates: Read our Student Spotlights or see what they have to say about the program on our Simmons University Reviews page.

Demand for FNPs

By becoming an FNP, nurses may increase their earning potential in a field that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected to grow 28.2% between 2018 and 2028. Nurses can also gain a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction by expanding their scope of practice in a career that is consistently ranked one of the best jobs in health care.1

1 Nurse Practitioner. U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved August 24, 2020 from money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/nurse-practitioner Return to footnote reference