Draft in progress – 3/15/2018

Student Nurses' Association

Faculty advisors: Dr. Annie Muller and Dr. Dorie Weaver

The Student Nurses’ Association of South Carolina (SNA-SC) is a pre-professional organization for nursing and pre-nursing students enrolled in South Carolina accredited associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs. SNA-SC is an official constituent of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc. (NSNA). SNA-SC offers leadership experience, educational opportunities, career networking, and information about the ever changing profession of nursing.

Minority Nursing Association

Faculty advisor: Dr. Rhonda Brogdon

MNA is a professional organization established in August 2013 for nurses and nursing students in the Pee Dee Area. Local nursing professionsl can encourage and support one another to grow personally and professionally. MNA provides guidance and mentoring to minority nurses and nursing students. MNA members work together as advocates to identify and address the health care needs in minority communities of the Pee Dee through health promotion initiatives and activities. MNA encourages nurses and nursing students to incorporate evidence-based practice.

HOSA - Future Health Professionals

Faculty advisor: Dr. Sarah Kershner

HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. FMU has a chapter of HOSA, advised by a member of the School of Health Sciences faculty.

HOSA Members with Les Echols, Director of Community and Minority Enterprise with Florence Chamber of Commerce, and Brianna Jones (Heathcare Administration Alumni and Grants Coordinator with FMU School of Health Sciences), February 2018 meeting
Chief of Recruitment and Marketing at Genesis Healthcare (Howard Nettles) presenting to a group of HOSA members, November 2017
HOSA Members (Genien Clark, Lakeeshia Townsend, Dr. Kershner, Brittney Bell, Tierra Scarborough, Brittany Lucas) presenting at the Jefferson Awards Foundation Student In Action Fall Leadership Conference, October 2017

FMU BSN Nursing Program Alumni Society

Faculty advisor: Ms. Marty Hucks

The BSN Nursing Program Alumni Society was begun in May, 2007 with the first graduating class. The society is a subgroup of the Francis Marion University Alumni Association. All graduates are encouraged to join and to support the work of the society. Membership is a good way to keep in touch with classmates and to keep informed about changes and progress in the school. The membership elects their officers, have regular meetings, and publish a newsletter. Alumni are included in departmental activities, and are asked to support the program in a variety of ways.

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society - Chi Lambda Chapter

President: Katelyn Poston Robinson
Vice-President: Dr. Tracy George

Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Honor Society – Chi Lambda Chapter recognizes scholarship, leadership, and service in nursing. Pre-licensure students who are in their senior year of nursing, have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and are in the top 35% of their class are eligible for membership. RN-BSN students who have completed half of their nursing courses, have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and are in the top 35% of their class are eligible for membership. Graduate students who have completed ¼ of the curriculum and have a 3.5 GPA are eligible for membership. The honor society conducts scholarly meetings at least twice each year.

BSN Inductees posed for a picture
Several STTI nurse inductees posed for a picture
Four Nurse leaders posed for a picture