I don't know if "Easy" nursing school is a thing or indeed a thing you would want :) Simmons is very rigorous, they take their reputation VERY seriously and they are particularly cautious about producing calibre nurses- for example we are tested on our med calculation every semster and if you don't get a 90 you can't do clinical. So it's definitely not a school for anyone who wants to take it easy!
The clinical placements are AWESOME, I think that is probably what, if anything, sets Simmons apart- all of our clinical instructors are really incredible and you get to be in the best facilities, 99% of the time you are in the Longwood Elite.
The only negative I can give you about Simmons is that I don't find the administrative end of things are on point- basically be prepeared to figure out a lot of stuff on your own, especially in your first semester. Your best bet will be upperclass women because there will a lot thrown at you that you are just supposed to know. There are always resources: free tutoring etc but you have to figure out where to go and what to do to get the help you need. I don't know if that is just every nursing school because I can only speak to the one I attend, but if you're independent and knwo how to advocate for yourself you will be fine.
It drove me crazy in the first term, now I look at it as an important life lesson because as a nurse, you'll do a lot of thinking of the fly, advocating for your patients and learn to fidn resources.
The few friends I have in the ABSN program found it very demanding- you basically have to give up everything else for 16 months. I know a few who had families and tried but ended up transferring to the 2 year because it was impossible to keep up. Same with the DE progarm, some of my friends in DE have classes 7-10pm!
I was very intested in MGH because I felt they had slightly more global focus and were giving larger scholarships. The only reason I didn't end up going that route is I had to work and just could NOT do accelerated format and Simmons was the only school with a 2 year program. So honestly my choice was more practicality. I'm happy at Simmons but I think you're not going to go wrong with either. So look at things like class size ( Simmons is 40 nax) and clinical ratio size ( we are 1:6) and of course cost! Don't have debt if you can avoid it.
I hope that helps!