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Graduate Program in Nursing

Graduate Courses in Nursing

We are proud to announce that as of January 2013, Francis Marion University Department of Nursing offers two MSN graduate programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator. We are very excited about the approval of these programs that are very much needed in the Pee Dee region.

For applications, click here and download the application and reference forms and print them out.  

The following is the admission and progression criteria for both tracks:

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission as a graduate degree student, an applicant must submit the following materials to the FMU Graduate Office:

1. The graduate application for admission and non-refundable application fee;

2. Official transcripts(s) of all undergraduate, BSN and graduate work from accredited institutions;

3.  Appropriate scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) from within the last five years;

4. Two letters of confidential recommendations from professional associates or former professors who can attest to the academic potential of the applicant;

5. A written statement of the applicant’s career goals, 300 to 500 words in length, including the applicant’s interest and reasons for seeking admission to the MSN program;

6. Current license to practice nursing in South Carolina or other National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Nurse Licensure Compact state;

All of the above materials must be submitted in one packet to the Graduate Office, Francis Marion University, Post Office Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547.

Completed applications are reviewed for merit by the Department of Nursing graduate faculty. Determination of merit is based upon consideration of all components of the application packet. In the admissions decision process, consideration is given to both the merit of each application received and to the number of slots available in the program at the time of application. Offers for admission are given to those applicants who show the most promise of success in graduate studies.

Admission to the MSN/FNP or MSN/Nurse Educator program track is done on a rolling basis. To be guaranteed timely consideration for acceptance, all of the above materials should be submitted no later than a week before classes begin. The academic calendar can be found here.


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