FLORENCE -- For many people, becoming a nurse is the dream of a lifetime.
For those interesting in becoming a nurse and living in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Williamsburg, Clarendon, and Marlboro counties, making that dream come true just got easier.
Through a generous $65,000 gift from the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation to the Francis Marion University/Medical University of South Carolina cooperative bachelor of science in nursing program, scholarships have been made available to students living in those Pee Dee area counties.
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation is the product of the 1995 sale of the Carolinas Hospital System, a not-for-profit health care provider serving the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, to Quorum, Inc., a for-profit hospital corporation. The Foundation was established as a condition of sale to support a broadly defined list of qualifying programs and charities.
To enroll in the nursing program, contact the FMU Office of Admission at 843-661-1231. To learn more about the Scholarship, call the FMU Office of Financial Assistance at 843-661-1190.
Applicants who indicate pre-nursing as a program of study are automatically considered for a Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Nursing Scholarship. They will then complete, as students enrolled at FMU, 60 semester hours of prerequisite course work before making application to a nursing program.
Students may choose to enter the cooperative FMU/MUSC program provided on the Florence campus. The program offers the B.S. in nursing degree upon completion of two years of study. This MUSC cooperative program at FMU is a full-time, fall semester admission program, with all courses offered on FMU’s Florence campus.