Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Hours and Location
Mon-Fri8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Health & Human Services Bldg.
Room 133
Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Undergraduate Nursing

Dear Prospective Student:

The Coppin State University Helene Fuld School of Nursing would like to thank you for your interest in our Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program. Our program is designed to meet the requirements set forth by the Maryland Board of Nursing for both classroom and clinical instruction. Graduates of our program are prepared to take the Geriatric Nursing Assistant Examination. Successful completion of our program can result in a rewarding and sustaining career in healthcare while enabling you to achieve social and economic stability. The faculty of the program is invested in helping you to be successful. The following information is being provided to you to enroll in our next class which begins in September, 2012.

Class Information

This course runs for a period of 12 weeks. 

Tuition for the course is $1,700.00 (Payment plans available) 

Tuition includes the following:

  • Books
  • Blood pressure Cuff
  • Background Check
  • Drug Screen
  • Stethoscope
  • Watch
  • Uniform (2)
  • CNA Certification Application Fee
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

Fee Schedule

Registration - $100 (Submitted with Application) 

Initial Deposit - $350 (Due prior to start of 1st class) September 10, 2012 

You may make payment arrangements as early as possible that will be deducted from the balance of your tuition. Once the classes have begun, if you have not made any payments, your Initial Deposit- would be $350 (Due prior to start of the 1st class) and your weekly payments would equal - $156.25 over the next 8 weeks (Biweekly payment arrangements are also available). 

Registration and Initial Deposit are Non-refundable. 

All Payments must be made in the form of a Money Order made payable to CSU Helene Fuld School of Nursing. Cash, Personal Checks or Credit cards will not be accepted.

The Nelson Denny Reading test must be taken by all students prior to enrollment. 

All students are required to complete a Background Check and Drug Screen 4 weeks prior to the start of Clinical.


Registration is currently underway and will continue through Friday, August 17, 2012. The Student Affairs and Retention (STAR) staff is available to assist you through the admissions process. 

Your package includes:

Nursing Assistant Admissions Application

Coppin State University Health Assessment Form. (Due by August 17, 2012)

Once completed, applications should be returned to:

Coppin State University
College of Health Professions
Office of Student Affairs and Retention
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216
Attention: Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program 

A career in healthcare affords you endless possibilities. We look forward to the opportunity to guide you on your journey. Thank you for choosing Coppin State University's Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program. The Coordinator for the Nursing Assistant Training Program is Professor Amelia Bell-Hawkins.

Nelson Denny Test Dates

As part of the admission process, all applicants are required to take the Nelson-Denny Test which tests your Vocabulary and Reading Skills.

The Nelson – Denny Test will be administered on the dates listed below on this notice at the times indicated in the Health & Human Services Building (HHSB), Room 426Y. When you submit your application and application fee, please be ready to schedule the date and time that you plan to take the Nelson-Denny Test. There is NO CHARGE for the examination.

If you have questions or need additional information, do not hesitate to contact us by email dboyd@coppin.edu or bbest@coppin.edu or hbain@coppin.edu by phone [office: Mr. Boyd (410) 951-3988 or Mr. Best (410) 951-6159 or Ms. Bain (410) 951-3912, respectively]. You may also call our main number at 410-951-3970. If you leave a message, please leave a daytime and evening phone number where you can be reached.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 2010 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 24, 2012 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.