December 15, 2020

FMU grad Robinson can’t get enough classroom

FMU grad Robinson can’t get enough classroom

Some students can’t wait to finish school. 

Myosha Robinson isn’t one of them. 

Robinson received her fifth college degree Saturday at Francis Marion University’s fall commencement. The University held five separate ceremonies during the long commencement weekend to enhance spacing and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robinson graduated Saturday with a Master of Science in Family Nursing Practice. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from FMU in 2017. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Biology from Clemson. And, she earned a finance degree from the USAF Community College during an almost-decade long stint in the United States Air Force.

“That’s just my nature,” Robinson says. “I just want to learn.”

Robinson grew up in a military family and was used to moving on a regular basis. That didn’t end when she left home. She’s stayed busy and she’s been on the move. 

After her Air Force service, Robinson went to college — for the first time — graduated and taught middle school science teacher at Southside Middle School in Florence for six years. She became interested in a healthcare career and acquired her nursing degree from FMU. She worked as a nurse at both MUSC Health Florence Medical Center, and at McLeod Regional Medical Center. While working on her FNP degree, Robinson worked as a nursing instructor at Williamsburg Technical College.

Robinson says the quality and rigor of FMU’s academics matches or exceeds anywhere that she’s been. She also values the accommodating atmosphere in the FNP program. All of FMU’s graduate nursing curriculum is geared towards career professionals who need to juggle work and education.

“Having so many one-on-one relationships made me feel very welcomed here,” says Robinson. “There’s a sense of security in knowing that I have someone there with me at a moment’s notice. Knowing that I had someone there with me that was able to answer my questions. … That’s just what makes Francis Marion a great place.”

Robinson’s new FNP degree from FMU has opened the door to even more career possibilities. But Robinson says that doesn’t mean she won’t be back for more education later.

“I’m definitely considering it,” she says, “ but not right now.”