Dr. Deborah Hopla

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Dr. Deborah Hopla

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track/MSN Program

Office: CCHS 359D
Phone: 843-661-1693
dhopla@fmarion.edu

Deborah Hopla – DNP, APRN-BC

Deborah is an assistant professor and director at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 20 years. She attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing.  Her ADN degree is from West Georgia College (now known as West Georgia State University). Her BSN was from the Medical University of South Carolina through the satellite program at Francis Marion University. She obtained her MS/FNP and DNP for the University of South Carolina.

 Deborah has served on the South Carolina Advisory Committee for Nursing and held leadership positions on the APRN Chapter for South Carolina. She has served as a preceptor Nurse Practitioner students for 18 years and serves as a role model and mentor for NPs. Deborah is Chair for the Nursing Graduate Committee at Francis Marion.

 Deborah received the Outstanding Community Health Nurse of the Year Award from the Pee Dee Nurses Association and the Community Health Nurse of the Year from the South Carolina Nurses Association. She was awarded the AJN Excellence in Writing Award for South Carolina. Deborah won a scholarship to Beth Israel Hospital to study “Pain Management”.  Her doctoral thesis “The Early Use of Insulin in Type II Diabetes: Achieving Better Glycemic Control and Preventing Adverse Complications”  validates current practice for diabetic patients.

 Deborah served as a team member on a Medical Mission Trip to Nicaragua and continues her outreach to vulnerable and underserved people by working part-time at Hope Health (a Community Health Care Center) in Florence South Carolina. 

Affordability

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Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of universities that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
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