Online Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program

95.9% of Simmons University graduates passed their boards in 2018, well above the national board pass rate average of 85.5% 1

Earn Your MSN Online and Become an FNP

Empowering and educating nurses since 1902, Simmons University offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) — Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program that brings our esteemed campus-based FNP program to you through a dynamic, online learning platform.

Nursing@Simmons’ innovative, online FNP program is designed for licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) who hold a bachelor’s degree.

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 $9,600 and offering up to $10,000 in scholarships to qualified students admitted to the September 2020 cohort.

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The baccalaureate, master's, and DNP programs at Simmons are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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

Part-time and full-time program options are available, allowing you to balance your work, study, and personal commitments.

Our dedicated clinical placement team will assist you in finding a clinical site and preceptor for rotations near your own community.

We believe in providing an intimate academic experience with virtual classroom sizes of approximately 20 or fewer students.

Our online MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

With the online FNP program, you can earn your MSN while continuing to provide care and help patients in your community. You will receive a didactic education and extensive clinical training without having to relocate to Boston.

“Simmons is educating nursing leaders who are genuinely interested in making the world a better place ... It’s not just Boston pride. It’s Simmons pride.”
— Mary Kathleen Haber, Nursing@Simmons 2016 Alumna

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The FNP Role

Nursing@Simmons prepares RNs with the solid knowledge base, comprehension, and clinical expertise required to practice as FNPs. Our program will help you broaden your scope of practice, provide holistic care to patients across the life span, and work in diverse clinical environments.

As a family nurse practitioner, you will:

  • Initiate and manage patients’ treatment plans
  • Provide diagnoses and prescribe medication
  • Focus on disease prevention and health management
  • Improve the lives of patients and your community through health promotion

Demand for FNPs

By becoming a family nurse practitioner, you will increase your earning potential in a field with an above-average salary range. You will also gain a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction by expanding your scope of practice in a career that is consistently ranked one of the best jobs in health care. 2

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Curriculum | Admission | Tuition & Fees | FNP Class Profile

If you are a licensed RN and do not have your bachelor's degree, or you are already an APRN with an MSN, another track may be a better fit.

1 This statistic includes both on-campus and online students who graduated in 2018. The 85.5% national board pass rate is an average of the pass rates gathered from the AANP and ANCC.Return to footnote reference