Health Science


FMU Nursing lands $1.8 million federal grant

Francis Marion University’s School of Health Sciences is the recipient of a $1.8 million grant from the federal government’s Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), aimed at promoting nursing workforce diversity.

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FMU Master Plan includes Honors Center, more downtown development

Francis Marion University has seen its campus grow steadily the past two decades. Based on an updated Campus Development Master Plan unveiled at Thursday’s regular Board of Trustees meeting, the pace of expansion won’t slow in the near future. The updated plan lists the renovation of the former Federal Post Office Building in downtown Florence, [...]
By Breanna Lisenby | News

Governor signs bill authorizing FMU’s first doctoral degree

Francis Marion University has been authorized to offer the first doctoral degree in the university’s history. Earlier this week, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed into law a bill allowing FMU to offer a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP). The new degree must receive final approval from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, but [...]
By Breanna Lisenby | News

Donors help FMU acquire Old Post Office building

Thanks to gifts from three generous donors, Francis Marion University has acquired the Old Post Office in Florence, it’s third major building in downtown area. University officials say the building will be for instructional use. It is on the corner of West Evans and Irby Streets, directly across from the university’s Carter Center for Health [...]
By Breanna Lisenby | News

FMU Trustees to hold retreat and quarterly meeting

The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat and quarterly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Carter Center for Health Sciences (CCHS) in downtown Florence. The retreat begins at 10:30 a.m. The regular quarterly meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Trustees will hear reports from their standing committees following the retreat [...]
By Larry Falck | News