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.


For nurses interested in furthering their education.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Practice-oriented terminal degree program.


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)


New – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Now accepting applications.


New – Adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner program. Coming soon.

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

CCNE AccreditedThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing and/Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Francis Marion University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Student Achievement Outcomes

BSN Program Outcomes
NCLEX-RN pass rates, job placement rates, and completion rates

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

DNP Program Outcomes
Certification exam pass rates, job placement rates, and completion rates

Student achievement outcomes were last updated February 11, 2020.