Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-FNP) | Online

A nursing education that fits students’ lives and supports their success — prepare to become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with Simmons University.
  • Prepare for board certification

    97.8% of Simmons University graduates passed their ANCC boards in 2020; 95.9% passed their AANP boards; well above the national board pass rate averages.1

  • Predictable, Standardized Course Schedules

    Simmons offers predictable scheduling around work and life, allowing nurses to balance their work, study, and personal commitments.

  • Accelerate your nursing career

    graduate in as few as 24 months with full-time and part-time program options that allow you to find the track that works best for you. No GRE Required.

Job Outlook


Expected growth for demand of Nurse Practitioners between 2019-20293


Simmons University graduates passed their ANCC boards in 20201

Earn Your MSN Online
and Prepare to Become an FNP

CCNE Accredited | Five Start Dates a Year

Our online MSN – FNP program helps RNs who have already earned a bachelor’s degree gain the knowledge and skills they need to advance to FNP roles. When you earn your MSN-FNP from Simmons University, you’ll be ready to provide holistic care to patients across the life span, and work in diverse clinical environments.

Our program is designed with course delivery that accommodates nurses’ busy lives and prioritizes their learning — allowing you to earn your MSN and gain the skills you need to advance to an FNP role while working. The program includes several features implemented based on student feedback to help working nurses successfully complete their degrees:

  • Balance your work, study, and personal commitments with live courses that are held on the same, designated days of the week throughout the program, for predictable scheduling around work and life.
  • Courses are designed to help students learn in the way that works best for them with many courses that offer the same lectures hosted multiple times per week and recorded live sessions accessible anytime, anywhere.
  • Benefit from a dynamic blend of live online classes, interactive coursework, didactic education, and extensive clinical training.
  • Prepare for real-world practice during an interactive on-campus immersion; located in the world renowned Longwood Medical Area in the heart of Boston.

Graduates are prepared to specialize in primary care services for patients of all ages, genders, and health conditions — and work in a wide range of clinical environments like private practices, hospitals, community clinics, and more.

  • Earn your MSN in as few as
    24 months.
  • GRE not required.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)4 accredited
Take the next step in your nursing career. Prepare to become an FNP.