Curriculum

The Nursing@Simmons curriculum is designed to prepare licensed registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree to become clinical experts who are able to serve the holistic needs of their patients and meet the challenges that are presented in today’s primary care settings. The academically rigorous curriculum focuses on cutting-edge research and theory and enables students to immediately apply what they learn in their current role. Coursework focuses on promoting health and well-being, as well as assessing, preventing, and managing chronic illness and disease.

Program Requirements

Nursing@Simmons students will complete 48 course credits and a minimum of 672 clinical hours. Full-time students complete the program over a period of five terms. Part-time students complete the program over a period of seven terms. For both full-time and part-time students, each term lasts 14 weeks, and students complete the same courses.

Want to know how many hours an FNP student typically dedicates each week to the program? Download our Planning Your Studies guide.

Cross-University Courses

As a Nursing@Simmons Master of Science in Nursing student, you also have the opportunity to take courses from other online graduate programs delivered by several top-tier colleges and universities. In addition to providing the opportunity to explore areas outside the MSN course catalog, cross-university courses allow you to expand your professional network and meet renowned instructors who are leaders in their fields.

You can select from more than 50 cross-university courses that enable you to expand your breadth of knowledge and develop skills in areas such as business, education, law, public administration, and public health. Learn more about cross-university courses.