Graduate Nursing

Hours and Location
Mon-Fri8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Health & Human Services Bldg.
Room 431

The Graduate Program began in Fall 1999 and has continued a tradition of excellence since that time. We offer a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and a Post-Masters Certification Track with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) role concentration.

The Graduate Nursing programs is accredited by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses, the *National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)**. The Graduate program received initial accreditation by the NLNAC in 2002 and has maintained that accreditation since. The Helene Fuld School of Nursing is an agency member of the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing.

The purpose of the FNP Program is to prepare nurses to provide advanced Primary Health Care to underserved populations in an urban setting. Our program of study integrates cultural norms, values, and health practices of underserved and vulnerable populations. Our well-integrated curriculum is the basis for our students emerging as highly qualified Family Nurse Practitioners.

Our graduates provide excellent primary health care that is culturally sensitive. Graduates of our program are prepared to practice as nurse practitioners in a variety of settings. Our graduates are eligible to apply for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

We are excited about the possibilities our program and faculty offer to nurses seeking an advanced nursing education. Our faculty is committed to providing excellence in nursing education, practice and research. Our School of Nursing has one of the few nurse managed and School of Nursing affiliated community clinics in the United States.

I encourage you to explore the opportunities available in our Graduate Program. Feel free to contact us at the Helene Fuld School of Nursing to discuss opportunities for you to become a part of the Coppin family and truly experience excellence in all aspects of academic life. At Coppin State University you will find yourself in a "caring" environment encouraged to reach your highest potential supported by faculty scholars who believe students come first.

We welcome all inquiries. You may contact me for further information, help or assistance.


Dr. Joan Tilghman
Associate Dean, Acting Chairperson of Graduate Program

* National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
61 Broadway - 3rd Floor 
New York City, NY 10006
Telephone: 800-669-1656 Ext. 153
Fax: 212-812-0390 
Web Site:

**Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 539
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-785-8320
Web Site: