Grow in Your Nursing Career
For more than a century, Simmons University has been breaking down barriers to education for women and helping nurses shape lives of purpose. Now, our women-centered online RN to BSN program is helping nurses across the U.S. become the nursing leaders of tomorrow.
Why Earn Your RN to BSN With Simmons?
Complete your degree in as few as 12 months with our immersive online program. As an online RN to BSN student, you will:
Your previous work has value at Simmons — RNs with an associate degree in nursing and an active license are automatically awarded 94 transfer credits.¹
Balance Earning Your RN to BSN With Work and Life
Our program is designed to fit into a busy RN’s schedule and help you complete the 34 credits of RN to BSN coursework needed to meet the 128-credit graduation requirement.
Experience Unwavering Support
Our support starts now with your admission counselor and continues with your student success advisor, faculty mentors, clinical placement team, and 24/7 tech support.
Be Part of Something Greater
In our inspiring community of nursing professionals, you’ll develop lasting relationships with peers and mentors — and help one another grow as effective, empathetic nurses and leaders.
Advance as a Nursing Professional
Prepare to confidently take on higher-level nursing roles across multiple health care settings. Request information today to speak to an admission counselor.
Our online RN to BSN program is the first step toward advancing from technical nursing practice to professional nursing practice. It will prepare you to progress even further in our online MSN – FNP program and online DNP program. Additionally, earning your RN to BSN will:
Open More Doors
According to a 2019 AACN survey, 82.1 percent of employers indicate a strong preference for BSN holders and 43.2 percent of health care settings require a BSN for new hires.¹
Contribute to Strong Patient Outcomes
A 2003 study found that a 10 percent increase in the number of nurses with a BSN was associated with a 5 percent decrease in patient deaths within 30 days of admission.²
Grow as a Leader
An RN to BSN will prepare you to take on leadership roles as an RN, qualify you to teach at technical and community colleges, and serve as an adjunct faculty member at some universities.
High-Quality Online Nursing Programs Since 2013
Our transformative online RN to BSN program is intentionally designed and backed by years of research into effective online teaching and learning. The Simmons digital campus brings our high-quality curriculum, hands-on clinical experiences, and focus on socially responsive care to nursing students everywhere.
Attend live, online class sessions that are kept small to encourage lively discussion and collaboration.
Complete interactive coursework designed and delivered by Simmons faculty at your own pace between classes.
Join a vibrant online campus that connects you to the energy, events, and inspiring people at the heart of the Simmons community.
Earn Your RN to BSN Online and Continue to Grow
Complete your BSN with Simmons to develop new skills, elevate your clinical practice,
and discover fulfilling new career opportunities.
¹ Applicants who have completed an associate degree in nursing program from a regionally accredited college or university and have passed the NCLEX Registered Nurse Examination will automatically be awarded credit as a block of 72 credits. Applicants with an unencumbered, unrestricted, and active RN license will automatically receive an additional 22 credits for a total of 94 credits.
² Employment of New Nurse Graduates and Employer Preferences for Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses. American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Retrieved June 7, 2021, from https://www.aacnnursing.org/News-Information/Research-Data-Center/Employment/2019
³ Aiken, L. H., Clarke, S. P., Cheung, R. B., Sloane, D. M., & Silber, J. H. (2003). Educational Levels of Hospital Nurses and Surgical Patient Mortality. JAMA, 290(12), 1617–1623. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.290.12.1617