UMass Boston/Simmons College

  1. Hi, I was accepted into a 3-year BSN program at UMass Boston and also into a 2-year BSN program at Simmon College. I was not expecting to be where I am now, and I owe it all to hard, hard work. I feel very lucky and am still a little speechless

    I would like to hear from anyone who has attended or is attending any of those two programs. How were your clinicals? Pros and cons? Experience overall? Do you feel satisfied with your classes and clinicals? How are the professors? When you graduated did you feel prepared to be a Nurse?

    Thanks for everything in advance greatly appreciated!
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  3. by   BostonFNP
    I have worked with students from both programs and I can give you some off-the-cuff observations from interacting with students from both schools.

    Simmons Pros:
    Well prepared
    Great CIs
    Good theoretical knowledge
    Located in best area
    Better school scrubs

    Simmons Cons:
    Lack of diversity

    UMB Pros:
    Great classroom faculty
    Better diversity
    Strong affiliation with UMass Memorial especially for grad school

    UMB Cons:
    Not as good a clinical reputation
    Cheesy scrubs
  4. by   mjo07
    Thank you for that little comparison!
  5. by   EliApril
    I can see this was asked a while ago, but Iam wondering where did you end up going? How were your impressions?