College of Health Professions
Helene Fuld School of Nursing
The Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSON) is committed to providing exemplary education that broadens empowered multi-generational nursing students' intellectual and scholarly pursuits while promoting healthy communities and strengthening relationships with local, national, and global partners. The HFSON fosters an effective and engaging educational environment that supports leadership, life-long learning, social responsibility, civic and community engagement, cultural diversity and inclusion, and economic development.
Graduating the Country's Top Nurses
Through our academic programs and community outreach, the School of Nursing fosters the University's unique mission of focusing on the challenges, needs, and aspirations of vulnerable, underserved urban, and global communities. We believe there is a dynamic relationship between individuals, their environments, and access to quality, culturally sensitive care.
Rooted in all of our programs is the foundation that nursing is a scientific and clinical practice discipline. We train our students to use evidence-based interventions to promote, maintain, and restore adaptive responses in patients.
There is such a critical need for nursing professionals today—and this need is growing. In addition to this shortage, there is a need for nurses committed to continual growth and serving underserved urban and global communities. Each of our undergraduate and graduate programs speak to this need for culturally sensitive education.
As undergraduates, students begin to demonstrate analytical skills, and increased abilities to incorporate emerging information systems and technology to improve and transform healthcare. Our master’s and doctoral programs continue to build on these undergraduate foundations. Graduates incorporate advanced theory, research, advocacy, leadership and clinical skills with an emphasis on independent and interprofessional practice required to assume responsibility and accountability for the health promotion, assessment, diagnosis, and management of culturally diverse clients' problems across settings.
Dear Nursing faculty and Nursing students, Eagle Nation and the Coppin Community,
The Helene Fuld School of Nursing will host a Reaccreditation review visit by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) on March 8-10, 2023. The following degrees will be evaluated for re-affirmation during this visit: BSN, Master's, and Post-graduate APRN certificate. CCNE will accept written third-party comments until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation on March 8-10, 2023. All written third-party comments may be received by CCNE through February 14, 2023. If you wish to send any written comments directly to CCNE prior to the site visit, please send your comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street NW Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
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Please note that CCNE shares third-party comments with the evaluation team prior to the on-site evaluation, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program, the Accreditation Review Committee, or the Board. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments, if any, that relate to the accreditation standards.
If you have any questions about the upcoming reaccreditation visit, please contact me.
Joan Sylvia Tilghman, Ph.D. RN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, CNE
Professor and Interim Dean
The School of Nursing partners with the Alzheimer's Association of Central Maryland to sponsor the Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum on Memory Loss. This service learning project leans on senior nursing students to plan and implement the event each year. Assistant Professor, Crystal Day-Black, actively serves on the Forum planning committee.
Nursing Departmental Honors Program
The Nursing Departmental Honors Program is an adjunct of the University Honors Program. To be eligible for any Departmental Honors Program, you must be a current nursing student and meet one of the following criteria:
- Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
- Have earned at least 60 credits
- Have successfully completed the General Studies Honors Program.
- Have demonstrated outstanding ability in your field of study
Upon completion of the first 2 years of matriculation in the General Studies Honors Program and with the Dean's approval, nursing students may earn departmental honors through participation in the Honors program.