Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Since 1902, Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) has been preparing nurses to make a meaningful difference in health care by taking the next step in their careers. With a campus located in the renowned Longwood Medical Area of Boston, Massachusetts, SNHS serves as a prominent authority in the New England region and has received national and international recognition.
As an innovator in health care education, SNHS employs nationally recognized faculty members who are leaders in their fields. SNHS Dean Judy Beal has been honored as a fellow by the American Academy of Nursing.
SNHS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and by national and regional discipline-specific agencies in the health care fields. The Nursing@Simmons programs are each accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2019.
We are dedicated to providing our students with a powerful return on their educational investment and are committed to their long-term success. New legislation brought about by the Affordable Care Act, combined with an aging baby boomer population, will result in a sharp increase in the need for talented health care professionals. Simmons SNHS graduates are primed to fill those roles.
The future looks bright for nurses, as health care employment is projected to increase 26 percent through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Organizations such as the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) have recommended that hospitals begin placing more emphasis on employing nurses who hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees, and SNHS is committed to helping our nurses achieve their education and professional goals.
The FNP and RN to MSN programs are accredited through 2019 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accrediting agency that ensures the quality of nursing programs.
As per CCNE guidance, Simmons has submitted a substantive change report for the online modality of the Post-BS/BA to DNP and Post-MSN to DNP programs within the prescribed window of no more than 90 days before and no later than 90 days after the start of classes. The DNP degree program offered on-campus is already accredited by CCNE through 2025.
Nursing@Simmons is in the process of receiving approval from some states. Please call 1-855-461-7466 to determine program status in your state.
Request more information about Nursing@Simmons, or speak with an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-461-7466.