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Simmons University Bachelor of Science in Nursing online

Expand your role as a compassionate, socially-responsive nurse and patient advocate.

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About the program

  • Transfer credits accepted: Qualified RN applicants can receive up to 94 transfer credits, for both academics and professional experience.
  • Exciting career outlook: Simmons’ RN to BSN graduates excel in many healthcare settings beyond the hospital — including critical care, outpatient care, and public health.
  • The Simmons online experience: Simmons offers an immersive and engaging digital campus for learners to connect and collaborate — in class and beyond.

About Simmons University

Since 1899, Simmons University has broken down numerous barriers to offer learners transformative and purpose-driven learning experiences. With CompleteDegree@Simmons, women across the country can elevate their careers by completing their bachelor’s degrees online. The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing allows RNs to advance in the nursing profession, while managing their professional workload and keeping patient-centered care at the heart of all they do.  

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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The 128-credit online RN to BSN curriculum prepares RNs to take on higher-level nursing roles across multiple healthcare settings. As a learner in the program, you’ll attend live, face-to-face online classes with expert Simmons faculty, and participate in immersive clinical experiences, all of which will prepare you to:

  • Build greater confidence: As you develop the skills you need to advance your career, you’ll emerge a competent nursing professional in your community. 
  • Become a patient advocate: You’ll learn how to ethically analyze current issues in the healthcare system, so you can better support patient needs. 
  • Provide lifesaving care: By expanding your clinical, humanistic, and evidence-based decision-making skills, you’ll amplify your ability to provide patient-centered care. 
  • Be Part of Something Greater: As a member of Simmons’ inspiring community of nursing professionals, you’ll develop lasting relationships with peers and mentors. 
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Simmons University’s application process is intentionally personal and holistic. It’s important that your application shows who you are as an individual, and shows your past academic endeavors and future potential. To complete an application, you will need to submit: 

  • Online application

  • Résumé

  • Personal statement

  • College transcripts (17+ prior college credits required to apply)

  • Proof of high school completion/equivalency

  • Letter of recommendation

Clinical Placements


Clinical placements provide a unique opportunity for learners to build the confidence and skills they need to grow as nursing professionals. As a learner in this program, you will complete 80 hours of immersive clinical placements in a variety of clinical settings in or near your own community — you will dedicate 40 hours to community health and the other 40 hours to leadership and management. 

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