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Simmons College (Nursing@Simmons)

  • Boston, MA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 100%0%
    student ratio
  • 1,732
    total students
  • $35,200 | $35,200
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 48%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 568
    sat math
  • 577
    sat reading
  • 583
    sat writing
  • 25
    act composite

Overview

About Simmons College's School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Since 1902, Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS) has been an innovator in health care education. SNHS is dedicated to preparing students to become leaders through scholarship, clinical expertise, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

With a campus located in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, SNHS serves as a prominent authority in the New England region and has received national and international recognition. Simmons College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and by national and regional discipline-specific agencies in the health care field. Nursing@Simmons is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is a national accrediting agency that ensures the quality of nursing programs.

RN to BSN Online Program

As more hospitals and health care organizations are making it the standard for their Registered Nurses (RNs) to have Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees, now is an ideal time to pursue a higher education in nursing. The online Nursing@Simmons RN to BSN degree program enables RNs to expand their clinical skills and advance their careers in a range of health care settings, including outpatient care, private homes, neighborhood clinics, and public health centers.

Nursing@Simmons helps students acquire in-depth knowledge of complex health care delivery systems. From understanding health care on a national level to gaining insight into how their own hospital operates, students hone their abilities to become confident nursing leaders and better advocates for their patients.

Faculty

Nursing@Simmons has renowned faculty members who are experts in their fields and bring their real-world experiences back to the classroom. The student-to-faculty member ratio in Nursing@Simmons's live class sessions is 15:1, which fosters close collaboration and an enriching learning experience. Faculty members serve as mentors and are available for one-on-one support during live, online office hours.

Innovative, Online Learning & Student Support

The Nursing@Simmons virtual campus experience features collaborative, face-to-face classes; interactive, self-paced coursework; and an innovative learning platform that uses state-of-the-art technology and familiar social networking tools.

Students benefit from white-glove support service that includes personalized technical assistance, lifelong career services, academic tutoring, and one-on-one faculty member office hours.


Location & Contact

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
USA

Ellen Johnson

Director

Phone: 617-521-2515
Fax: 617-521-3190
Email: ellen.johnson3@simmons.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Food Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biostatistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance and Financial Management Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Network and System Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Food Service Systems Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Dietetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Informatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health Education and Promotion
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

48% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied4,239
    • Accepted2,076
    • Acceptance Rate48%
    • Enrolled1,732
    • Female Applicants4,239
    • Females Accepted2,076
    • Female Acceptance Rate48%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      test scores
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.40
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 577 520 630
    • SAT Math 568 520 620
    • SAT Writing 583 530 640
    • ACT Composite 25 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,200
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,200
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,030.00
    • Room and board *$13,736.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,732
    • Male Student Percentage%
    • Female Student Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.37%
    • Black or African American5.56%
    • White or Caucasian67.54%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.18%
    • Asian9.06%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races3.27%
    • Unknown4.74%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.22% representing 25 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students37% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 58%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Simmons College Dance Company, Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Simmons Nursing Student Association, Black Student Organization
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Crew No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty637
    • Full-time Percentage34%
    • Part-time Percentage66%
    • Female Percentage79%
    • Male Percentage21%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 1,628 students to 157 faculty


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