The Nursing@Simmons online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares board-certified APRNs to advance their clinical practice through the implementation of evidence-based research and become leaders in the health care field. The program start date is in September, and admission is conducted on a rolling basis.

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Admissions FAQs (PDF, 113kb)

Post-MSN to DNP Application Deadlines

September 2019

Priority Application Deadline
Friday July 5, 2019

Final Application Deadline
Friday, July 19, 2019

Classes Begin
Monday, September 9, 2019

Application Fee

A $50 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply to Nursing@Simmons. Applicants who submit an application before the priority application deadline will receive a reduced application fee of $30.

Alumni Applicant Benefits

Those who have graduated from Simmons’ Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program are eligible for certain benefits as DNP applicants and students. Simmons MSN alumni:

  • May complete a streamlined application with fewer requirements
  • Will have the $50 application fee waived
  • May have up to 6 credits waived from the standard 30 program credits once accepted 1

To receive these benefits, alumni applicants must first connect with our admissions team by requesting information in the form below.

1 For credits to be waived, equivalent courses must have been completed within the last five years with grades of ‘B’ or better. Return to footnote reference