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FMU’s Department of Nursing offers a growing array of advanced practice degrees to help nursing professionals advance their careers. Our programs are designed with the working professional in mind.

Our Programs

DNP Program

The FMU Doctor of Nursing Practice degree prepares nurses to work in clinical practice roles that apply evidence-based practice to patients, systems, and populations in order to improve health with a focus on rural populations. There are multiple fields of study for this degree.

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Francis Marion University’s MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) for meaningful careers as primary care practitioners in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is placed on primary care.

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Francis Marion University’s MSN Nurse Educator option has been developed in response to national and regional needs for nurse educators. This fully online program prepares the graduate to serve as a nurse educator in the academic and  clinical practice areas.

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Coming soon to Nursing at FMU are Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs. Curriculum emphasizes the specialized needs of patients with chronic health conditions from rural populations.

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BSN Programs

Our undergraduate nursing major focuses on the knowledge, values, and skills needed for professional nursing practice. Students gain clinical experience with patients of all ages, as well as with families, and communities in a wide variety of settings. Upon graduation from the program, pre-licensure students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam given by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.


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Our Promise


All of FMU’s advanced practice degrees are taught online or through hybrid programs, where classes are grouped on a single day of the week to allow career professionals to continue with work and life while they learn. Whether hybrid or online, all students have easy access to professors and mentors. That’s an FMU tradition.

Debt Free

In the past four years, FMU Nursing has received $5,239,320 in funding to support scholarships and student programming across its nursing program. More than half — $3,398,258 — was scholarship dollars for graduate-level nursing students. More than 100 APRN students benefited and in many cases students were able to graduate with a degree debt free. Now, we’re looking for more.

Our Credentials

FMU’s nursing programs are nationally accredited, and we have been recognized for excellence in teaching by the National League of Nurses. FMU is one of just seven colleges nationally recognized by the NLN as a National Center of Excellence for “Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty.”

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NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education: Promote the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty 2016 - 2020

Ready to take the next step?

Contact us and we’ll show you how Nursing at Francis Marion can help move your career forward. You can even apply today! For a look at everything FMU has to offer in the healthcare field, visit the FMU School of Health Sciences webpage.

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Nursing at FMU

Contact: Robyn Morgan
Phone: 843-661-1690

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If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and make Francis Marion University a part of your journey, click the link below to get the application process started!

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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

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 an applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.