Graduate nursing program ranked
Francis Marion University’s masters level program in nurs-ing has been ranked as one of the Best Nursing Schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
The graduate program is part of FMU’s School of Health Sciences and includes degree programs for family nurse practitioners, nurse edu-cators, adult gerontology, acute care practitioner, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
FMU launched its graduate programs in nursing in 2012. it has graduated nearly 200 nurse practitioners since its inception. In 2016, FMU also added a doctor of nursing practice program.
U.S. News’ annual rank-ings are based on a variety of factors including the resources available for faculty at the school, the number of degrees awarded, the percentage of faculty who are in nursing practice, and peer ratings from other schools.
More than 550 colleges and universities were consid-ered in the ranking. FMU’s masters program in nursing was the highest rated of the three South Carolina pro-grams included in the ranking.