RN to MSN — Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Bachelor’s Degree Not Required

Nursing@Simmons’ innovative, online RN to MSN program is designed for licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) who have earned an associate degree or a nursing diploma. A bachelor’s degree or BSN is not required for entry into the RN to MSN 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).

Lowering Tuition. Increasing Access.

We believe every nurse should be able to pursue their nursing career dreams. So more RNs can become caring FNPs, we’re reducing tuition by $13,600 and offering up to $10,000 in scholarships to qualified students admitted to the September 2020 cohort.

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Earn Your MSN Online — Become an FNP

Simmons University offers an online family nurse practitioner program that brings our extensive experience in nursing education to you through a dynamic, online learning platform and clinical placements near your community.

As a Nursing@Simmons student, you will benefit from the following:

The master's degree program in nursing at Simmons University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

With part-time and full-time program options, you can balance your education with your work and personal commitments.

Our clinical placement team will work with you to find a clinical site and preceptor based on program requirements and your location.

In order to ensure a personal, intimate academic experience, our virtual class sizes are kept small.

With the online RN to MSN program, you can earn your MSN while continuing to provide care and improve patient outcomes within your community. You will receive a didactic education and extensive clinical training without having to relocate to Boston.

“The advantage of not having to relocate to complete a campus-based program is a huge benefit of the Nursing@Simmons program. The online format allows me to move forward with my marriage and life while continuing my education and career.”
— Mike Toldeo, Nursing@Simmons Student

Demand for FNPs

As a result of an aging baby boomer population and improved access to health care, the United States is experiencing an increased patient population in need of care. This influx of patients combined with a shortage of primary care providers has taken the demand for FNPs to an all-time high. Given these facts, now is the time to advance your career as a primary care provider.

By becoming an FNP, you will:

  • Enter a career field with an above-average earning potential
  • Gain a sense of accomplishment with a career that is consistently ranked one of the best jobs in health care. 1

If you are a licensed RN and have already earned your bachelor’s degree, you may be interested in exploring our other program tracks.

1 http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/nurse-practitioner