Become a Nurse Leader

Simmons' Online MSN

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) online program extends Simmons’ mission to prepare nurse leaders to students across the country. Current Registered Nurses (RNs) with a bachelor’s degree can enter the program and gain the skills to deliver advanced care and further their careers.

Practicing faculty with clinical connections in Boston and across the country

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1

Full-time, part-time, and extended options for students' different schedules

96.3%

of Simmons nursing program graduates passed their boards in 2019 — well above the national board pass rate average of 86.9%.2

Simmons enables your success through rigorous online coursework and interactive live classes, complemented by immersive clinical practice. Through partnership with a placement specialist, you will find a placement at a clinical site in or near your community.

As of July 2020, our placement team has helped students secure more than 6,800 clinical placements across more than 14,000 clinical networks.

Admission Process

The next online MSN — FNP program cohort begins in January 2021. The final deadline to apply to this cohort is November 30, 2020. To start your application now, complete the form above.

To apply to the program, you will need to complete an online application and submit additional items that demonstrate your readiness for a master’s program and potential as an FNP. Throughout your application process, you will have a dedicated Admission Counselor who can answer your questions about the program and help you submit your strongest application possible.

“Simmons is educating nursing leaders who are genuinely interested in making the world a better place.”

— Mary Kathleen Haber, Nursing@Simmons 2016 Alumna

Tuition

Tuition for the 2020-2021 MSN — FNP cohorts is $1,210 per credit. Students in the program must complete 48 credits to earn their degree.

To learn more about the program and connect with our admission team, complete the brief form above.

Learn More

1www.ccneaccreditation.org

2This statistic includes both on-campus and online students who took a board certification test in 2019. The 86.9% national board pass rate is an average of the pass rates gathered from the AANP and ANCC.