Vision Statement

The School of Health Sciences at Francis Marion University strives to provide the highest quality baccalaureate and master’s degree programs that educate healthcare professionals from the Pee Dee Region, the state of South Carolina, and beyond who will provide quality care to diverse patients and families.

Mission Statement

The School of Health Sciences at FMU is committed to providing interprofessional learning opportunities to a diverse student body. The faculty strives to inspire students to become lifelong learners and competent and caring healthcare professional leaders who use evidence-based practice to deliver safe, ethical and value-based care to diverse patient populations.

Faculty in the School of Health Sciences are active in teaching, scholarship/research, and service, and the majority are doctorally prepared. Many faculty hold certifications in specialties recognized by national professional healthcare organizations. The School of Health Sciences programs require a variety of targeted clinical experiences in many different healthcare environments. The School of Health Sciences promotes diversity, tolerance and respect among faculty, students and healthcare partners.

The key values adopted by the School of Health Sciences include:

  • Caring and compassion
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Healthcare technology and innovation
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Integrative healthcare policy and leadership

The School of Health Sciences offers programs which lead to the following degrees or certificates:

Program Accreditation

The BSN, RN to BSN, and MSN tracks in the FMU Nursing program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a candidate for accreditation by ACEN. For more information, please see the Nursing homepage.

The FMU Physician Assistant program is accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). For more information, please see the Physician Assistant Studies homepage.

The MBA in Healthcare Executive Management is offered through the FMU School of Business, which holds AACSB-International accreditation. For more information, please see the MBA homepage.