The nursing program at Francis Marion University received a significant vote of support this year from a local health. McLeod Health has provided financial support for the nursing school many times in the past and this donation was worth $75,000, a gift that school coordinators say will go far in supporting nursing students:
(WMBF) McLeod Health has once again partnered with Francis Marion University to support the university’s nursing program. McLeod Regional Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer Leanne Huminski and staff members were on hand Thursday, June 7, to present a $75,000 gift to FMU.
“We want to thank McLeod Health for the continuing support to our nursing program,” said FMU President Dr. Fred Carter. “This generous gift will enhance the financial support that we can provide to students who are desirous of pursuing careers in nursing.”
This donation by McLeod Health reflects continued financial support of the nursing program at FMU. This is one of many times that McLeod has provided this level of support directly to the nursing program at FMU, in addition to McLeod’s previous contributions to nursing education through the Medical University of South Carolina satellite nursing program at FMU for six years.
MUSC began operating a satellite-nursing program at FMU in 1982. Carter and MUSC President Raymond S. Greenberg agreed in 2004 to transfer control of the program to FMU.
Bricks and mortar came with the $5.5 million donation made by the doctors. Bruce and Lee Foundation of Florence toward the Dr. Frank B. Lee Nursing Building, a $7.6 million, 30,000-plus square foot building to house FMU’s stand-alone baccalaureate nursing program. Located just north of the campus pond and adjacent to the McNair Science Building, the two-story building contains all classrooms, patient care labs and support spaces needed for an expanded nursing program…
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