Simmons University Reviews - Master's in Nurse Practitioner (Family)

3.67 out of 5 stars
(74 Reviews)
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,894
48% of 74 students said this degree improved their career prospects
73% of 74 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Carleen Cox - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"The Nursing @ Simmons program has provided me with the tools I need to achieve my dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner. Despite the fact I am doing the program online the live asynchronous classes make me feel like I am in a classroom. I have been able to develop close relationships with my peers despite living in different states! I am about to begin my clinical experience and looking forward to the new challenges ahead knowing that Simmons has prepared me!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kimberly Havens - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Simmons University graduate program in Nursing is excellent and prepares you well to be a Nurse Practitioner. The instructors are amazing and want you to succeed. The curriculum is difficult but totally worth the work. I am confident that I will be a great FNP!"
3.9 out of 5 stars
AC - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"The online program has been an amazing experience so far. It emulates a traditional program so even though you dont drive and attend class, you are able to meet face to face with other students and the instructor for discussions and to ask questions."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Dominique Antoine - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Overall, I feel as if I am being prepared well! The program is rigorous, but it is well worth it and will pay off in the end I appreciate my experiences here. I have to say the instructors I have had are amazing, and truly want to see you succeed as a student."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Peyton Satterwhite - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Great program that helps prepare you for clinical experience. Having the opportunity for face to face classes while still being a distance education student is great. It allows you make connections with other students and professors and help with future opportunities."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Lauren - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Simmons is a program that is good for self starters. This program requires initiative and the ability to teach yourself. With that being said. If you can pass the program you can pass the boards. You prepare yourself and Simmons gives you the tools to do so."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth miranda - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"So far so good! Half way through the program and I'm feeling prepared. I start clinicals next week and think we have been given the tools needed to be successful. Some kinks to work out but I think thats with any University. Faculty has been awesome and devoted to the students. Happy with my decision of Simmons for my graduate program!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Miriam Lautenschlager - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have greatly enjoyed the program thus far. They do a great job with distance learning and students are still able to form relationships with their peers. They do an excellent job finding professors for the program and their teachers are genuinely interested in helping students succeed and learn."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Unsatisfied Current Student - 6/28/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"This has been the worst experience of my life! They have double standards for themselves vs. students. Their clinical placement team is a joke! They have no heart and don’t give a crap about their students all they care about the students, nor the blood sweat and tears they put into their work. They are less than forthcoming and will say and do anything to keep you from leaving until you are trapped. I feel like I’m a number and not a person! Some major hospitals chains refuse to take Simmons University students. They don’t care about your life, your situation. Sometime find myself wanting to cry because I was excepted into so many wonderful and highly rated FNP programs and I turned them down because I believed the lies. I you have other options, go elsewhere! Run for the hills. Their curriculum Is rigorous and I respect that, however, their teaching methods could be updated because they don’t understand the first thing about what a reverse classroom means! Don’t fall into their trap or believe their lies."
1.0 out of 5 stars
J.W. - 1/1/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"This program is absolutely terrible. The asynchronous work is outdated and the mandatory 2 hour weekly synchronous sessions are a waste of time. Only about 50% of my instructors seemed to know anything about practicing as an APRN. The course leads could care less how you do and at times it seems they hope a few students will fail because they are only interested in taking your money. Also, the most difficult courses in the program are only 2 credits which is absurd. When you begin Advanced Health Assessment you find out the first day that you'll need to spend between 8-12 hours of studying and writing SOAP notes and that you should consider going part-time at your job or just not work altogether. They don't give you any heads up prior to the class starting that it will take over your entire life. PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE! I'm actually considering switching to another FNP program."