Doctor of Nursing Practice
Simmons College

Program Details

With Simmons College’s online Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, board certified APRNs with a master’s degree can gain the clinical, research, and leadership skills necessary to improve healthcare delivery in various environments. Students gain important competencies in professional practice leadership, focusing on the healthcare outcomes for patients and communities.

Immersive clinical experiences allow students to apply online coursework and research in real-world healthcare settings. A DNP project includes at least 1,000 hours of practice-based research conducted at a site in the student’s local area or current workplace.

Graduates will have a thorough understanding of:

  • Ethics of advanced practice
  • Biophysical and psychosocial sciences
  • Data analytics and health informatics
  • Organizational management

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Simmons College is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • RN license
  • A three-day-long on-campus immersion program is required