Simmons’ Online MSN for Working RNs

96.3% Board Pass Rate 1

Simmons University has been preparing students to administer skillful and compassionate care as nurses since 1902. The online RN to MSN — Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program extends Simmons’ mission to prepare nurse leaders with diverse professional and academic backgrounds across the nation.

The 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.

Like in our on-campus program, the online RN to MSN program allows you to gain extensive clinical experience near your community and advance in your career as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). You can complete the program in as few as 32 months.

Practicing faculty with clinical connections in Boston and across the country

CCNE Accredited Badge

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)2

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

As a student in the program, you will be well prepared to pass your boards and go on to a rewarding career. Simmons enables your success through rigorous online coursework and interactive live classes, complemented by over 800 hours of immersive clinical practice.

Through partnership with a placement specialist, you will secure 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

Scholarships Available for Upcoming Cohorts

Simmons’ RN to MSN online program has three start dates offered throughout the year and admits students on a rolling basis. Request more information to learn about the application requirements.

Throughout your application process, you will also have a dedicated Admission Counselor who can answer your questions about the program, review your scholarship options, and help you submit your strongest application possible.


Tuition for the 2020–2021 RN to MSN cohorts is $1,210 per credit. Students in the program must complete 68 credits to earn their degree.

“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, Nursing@Simmons Student

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

1 This 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.