In order to be considered for admission to the Nursing@Simmons MSN program, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have:
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university
Current U.S Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing
Successfully completed (with a grade of 83 or better) a three-credit course in statistics and a three-credit course in health assessment. If you do not meet this requirement, please contact an Admissions Counselor to discuss other options for fulfilling this requirement.
One- to two-page personal statement
Transcript(s) of your academic record
Three letters of recommendation
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if your native language is not English. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences TOEFL code is 3761.
The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required, but if you feel GRE scores will strengthen your application, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-855-461-7466.
Your résumé should include:
Educational background including institutions, degree(s) awarded, degree(s) in progress, dates of degree(s) awarded, and/or anticipated date of receiving degree(s)
Relevant employment history, including:
Job title (including unit), job description, and relevant duties performed
Employment dates of each position
Community service or volunteer experience
Any awards, publications, presentations, and memberships
Evidence of leadership and career progression
You must submit a one- to two-page essay discussing the following:
Your career goals
How your specific clinical experiences have prepared you for the Family Nurse Practitioner role
Why Nursing@Simmons is the best fit for you and how the program will assist you in reaching your professional and educational goals
Sealed, official academic transcripts must be received by mail from all postsecondary institutions you have attended, including community colleges, even if a degree was not obtained.
Many schools issue transcripts electronically, either through their own web services or through vendors. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, please specify that your transcript(s) be sent to Application Services or select Simmons University – Nursing@Simmons if listed as an option through the vendor. This will expedite the delivery of your transcript(s) and the completion of your application.
Three letters of recommendation are required, and all must be written within one year of the date of submission. Letters must be submitted by:
A current clinical supervisor or nurse manager who has direct knowledge of your skills in the clinical setting and how those skills will translate into the Family Nurse Practitioner role.
A professor, faculty member, or academic advisor who can provide a meaningful assessment of your academic record. If you have been out of school for five years or more, a nurse educator or clinical instructor can provide the academic recommendation.
A practicing clinical nursing professional, or APRN, who has served as a mentor and can address your abilities as a nurse and your potential to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
NOTE: Nursing@Simmons is in the process of receiving approval from some states. An Admissions Counselor can help you determine the program’s status in your state.