The Nursing@Simmons curriculum is designed to prepare Registered Nurses, who do not hold a bachelor’s degree, to become Family Nurse Practitioners 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.
Nursing@Simmons students will complete 68 course credits and a minimum of 836 clinical hours. Full-time students complete the program over a period of eight terms. Part-time students complete the program over a period of 10 terms. For both full-time and part-time students, each term lasts 14 weeks. The full-time program can be completed in as little as 30 months while the part-time program can be completed in as little as 36 months.