- Student Experience
Nursing@Simmons takes advantage of a cutting-edge online learning platform to deliver live, face-to-face classes. During weekly participation, students collaborate in an interactive virtual classroom with accomplished peers from around the country and expert faculty who are active clinical practitioners.
Student-to-faculty ratio of approximately 15:1.
Previously attended live classes are accessible 24/7.
Networking tools and live office hours.
Immersive Course Work
The Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences’ professors have worked with a team of content developers to turn their traditional lessons into interactive multimedia assignments. Throughout each week, students view this content and complete coursework at their own pace. Coursework is designed to expand on the week’s in-class lessons and prepare students for the next live session. Students can access their self-paced work online, or they can download it to a mobile device so they can access it when they are offline from wherever they are.
Students will complete clinical placement rotations working under a designated clinical preceptor. Our dedicated Nursing@Simmons Clinical Placement team works directly with students to locate a placement site near their own community.
Prior to starting clinical placements, Nursing@Simmons students travel to Boston, Massachusetts to take part in a campus immersion experience on site at Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences. This immersion experience allows students to perform adult physical assessments, practice patient interaction, and network with faculty and classmates in person.
The virtual learning platform allows nurses from all over the country to come together and share their diverse experiences in a collaborative setting. Through familiar social networking channels, social groups, and interactive discussions, students develop lasting relationships and gain valuable professional connections. Upon graduation, Nursing@Simmons students have the opportunity to join their colleagues in Boston for commencement where they can walk across stage to receive their degree.
Nursing@Simmons offers dedicated support services beginning the moment candidates request information about the program. Admissions Counselors assist students through the application process; our Student Support team provides academic and technical guidance; professors work with students one-on-one; and our alumni association provides resources and networking opportunities throughout a graduate’s career.
"What I enjoy most about my role is helping nurses take that next step toward making their dreams a reality. It is so rewarding when people realize their professional goals, and I am proud to be a part of that experience for our students."
—Feather Smith, Admissions Director