Dr. Sylvia Lufkin

Dr. Sylvia Lufkin

Professor of Nursing, emeritus

Phone: 803-926-9084
srlufkin@yahoo.com

Sylvia Lufkin – PhD, RN

Sylvia Rabb Lufkin was born in North Carolina, and earned her BSN and MSN at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.   She earned the Doctorate in Education, majoring  in Curriculum and Instruction,  from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

As first Department Chair in Nursing at Francis Marion University, she was responsible for obtaining state approvals for the program, and initial national accreditation of the program.

Before coming to FMU, Dr. Lufkin taught at the University of South Carolina College of Nursing in Columbia, SC.   She earned faculty ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor there.

In addition to academic experiences, Dr. Lufkin served in administrative positions in hospitals and public health.

She has held numerous state and regional offices in nursing professional organizations, and in Sigma Theta Tau, International.

Her primary interests in nursing have been in nursing history, human caring theory, and gerontology.

Currently, Dr. Lufkin is retired from active practice, but is very active in community service and a volunteer teaching role at the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens.

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

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 university’s that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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CONTACT US

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PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.

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