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 start date is in September, and admission is conducted on a rolling basis.

Complete your online application today.

Admission FAQs (PDF, 113kb)

Post-MSN to DNP Application Deadlines

September 2020

Round 1:

Round 2:
June 1, 2020

Final Deadline:
July 15, 2020

Classes Begin: 
September 14, 2020

Application Fee

A $50 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply to Nursing@Simmons. Applicants who submit an application before the priority 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