|Total Credits||68 credits|
|Time to Complete||
|On-Campus Component?||One (1) on-campus immersion|
Simmons’ online RN to MSN degree program is intended for licensed registered nurses who do not have a bachelor’s degree but have earned an associate degree or a nursing diploma from a hospital-based 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).
Nursing@Simmons students benefit from:
- Renowned faculty members who are recognized experts and continue to work as clinical practitioners
- Engaging online classes with an approximate student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1
- Learning experiences that provide opportunities for real-world application through case studies and clinical placements
The Nursing@Simmons curriculum is designed to prepare nurses to meet the challenges presented in today’s primary care settings. The online RN to MSN degree program focuses on cutting-edge research and theory, enabling students to immediately apply what they learn in their current role.
In addition to evidence-based nurse practitioner skills, the curriculum focuses on developing a strong background in conducting research. The research component fosters students’ abilities to translate critical thinking through the critique of qualitative and quantitative interdisciplinary studies.
Here is a look at the foundational, clinical and research components of Simmons’ online RN to MSN program:
In order to be considered for admission to Simmons’ online RN to MSN program, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Hold a current U.S. registered nurse (RN) license
- Have a diploma or certificate from a hospital-based program or an associate nursing degree
If you meet the above eligibility requirements, you will need to provide the following to be considered for Simmons’ online RN to MSN program:
- Current resume
- Sealed official academic transcripts from all postsecondary institutions
- Personal statement (one to two pages)
- Three letters of recommendation
- TOEFL score (if your native language is not English)
Since 1902, Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) has been an innovator in health care education. SNHS is dedicated to preparing students to become leaders through research, scholarship and clinical expertise.
With a campus located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, SNHS serves as a prominent authority in the New England region and has received national and international recognition. The school’s Family Nurse Practitioner program is one of the oldest, most established programs in the country. Graduates are well prepared to deliver primary health care to patients across the life span.
Simmons College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and by national and regional discipline-specific agencies in the health care field. The Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited through 2019 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accrediting agency that ensures the quality of nursing programs.
Learn more about Simmons’ online RN to MSN bridge program.