Admission Nursing@Simmons

The Nursing@Simmons online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program prepares board-certified APRNs to advance their clinical practice through the implementation of evidence-based research and become leaders in the health care field. The program has start dates in May and September, and admission is conducted on a rolling basis.

Complete your online application today.

Admission FAQs (PDF, 113kb)

Post-MSN to DNP Application Deadlines

May 2021

Round 1 Application Deadline
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Round 2 Application Deadline
Monday, February 1, 2021

Final Deadline:
Friday, April 2, 2021

Classes Begin: 
May 17, 2021

Application Fee

A $50 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply to Nursing@Simmons. Those who apply before the Round 1 application deadline will receive an application fee waiver and those who apply before the Round 2 application deadline will receive a reduced application fee of $30.

Application fee waivers are available for applicants affiliated with non-profit organizations such as: City Year, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and Teach for America, and military personnel, veterans, and their spouses. Please contact your admission counselor to request instructions for obtaining the fee waiver.

Alumni Applicant Benefits

Those who have graduated from Simmons’ Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program are eligible for certain benefits as DNP applicants and students. Simmons MSN alumni:

  • May complete a streamlined application with fewer requirements
  • Will have the $50 application fee waived
  • May have up to 6 credits waived from the standard 30 program credits once accepted 1

To receive these benefits, alumni applicants must first connect with our admission team by requesting information in the form below.

1 For credits to be waived, equivalent courses must have been completed within the last five years with grades of ‘B’ or better. Return to footnote reference