NURSING

The FMU Nursing Program prepares graduates to function competently as caring, professional nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. The program endeavors to instill in students the value of lifelong learning.

An education in nursing is an excellent career choice. In the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, healthcare organizations are in need of nurses and hire many FMU graduates. Nursing is a versatile profession that encompasses many career options and pathways, and the nursing program at FMU can assist you in receiving one of the best BSN, MSN, or DNP degrees in South Carolina. Read more in the Dean’s welcome address.

Explore Our Academic Programs

BSN (Pre-Licensure)

For students who don’t yet have a nursing license.

RN to BSN

For nurses interested in furthering their education.

RN to BSN for Veterans

Innovative degree program specifically for veterans.

MSN/FNP

Master’s degree program for advanced practice primary care practitioners.

MSN/Nurse Educator

Master’s degree program for nurse educators. (Also available: Post-Master’s NE Certificate)

Doctor of Nursing Practice

New – Practice-oriented terminal degree program. Now accepting applications for Spring 2018.

NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education: Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty 2016 - 2020

FMU’s Nursing program was recognized as an NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in 2016.
Read our press release: FMU nursing program named a national “Center of Excellence”

Program Accreditation

The BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN tracks in the Francis Marion University Nursing program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as NLNAC. The program received its initial accreditation in February, 2006. The baccalaureate and master’s programs are accredited through Spring 2020. See accrediting body contact information below. The program’s accreditation status can be viewed using the link below.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

Student Achievement Outcomes

Pre-licensure BSN Student Outcomes
NCLEX-RN pass rates, job placement rates, and completion rates

RN to BSN Student Outcomes
Job placement rates and completion rates

MSN/FNP Student Outcomes
Certification exam pass rates, job placement rates, and completion rates

MSN/Nurse Educator Student Outcomes
Certification exam pass rates, job placement rates, and completion rates
Please note that the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam is voluntary and not required.