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.

Notice of Francis Marion University’s On-site Accreditation Evaluation by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

This is notice of the upcoming Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on-site accreditation evaluation (September 30 to October 2, 2019) for Francis Marion University’s (FMU’s) Department of Nursing. This is an opportunity for program constituents and interested parties to submit in writing comments concerning FMU’s Department of Nursing qualifications for accreditation.

Written third party comments will be received until 21 days before (September 9, 2019) the scheduled on site evaluation of FMU’s Department of Nursing programs.

All written comments should be submitted to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ATTN: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001

Or

thirdpartycomments@ccneaccreditation.org

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)

MSN/AGACNP

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

MSN/PMHNP

New – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Coming soon.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Practice-oriented terminal degree program.

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). The baccalaureate and master’s programs are accredited through Spring 2020. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is a candidate for accreditation by ACEN. 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 NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
www.acenursing.org

The Baccalaureate degree in nursing (pre-licensure, RN-BSN), Master’s degree in nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (BSN-DNP, MSN-DNP) at Francis Marion University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

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 May 30, 2019.