Nursing is a complex field which requires knowledge of nursing and knowledge of the humanities, behavioral and natural sciences. The Coppin State University Helene Fuld School of Nursing prepares students for professional nursing practice, which includes functioning as members of multidisciplinary health teams when providing care to individuals, families, and groups in a variety of health care settings.
The Nursing Program initially approved by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses in 1974 (currently known as the Maryland Board of Nursing), and leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing at Coppin State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Additionally, the Master and Post-Master program at Coppin State University are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone (404) 975-5000.
Policies of the Helene Fuld School of Nursing are subject to change due to requirements of external accrediting agencies.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an accrediting agency that encourages nursing programs to perform self-assessments to be used to improve collegiate education.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is responsible for accreditation of specialized nursing education programs, to include postsecondary and higher degree, offering a certificate, diploma, or degree (clinical doctorate, master's, post master's certificate, baccalaureate, associate, diploma and practical).
Maryland Board of Nursing
Coppin State University Helene Fuld School of Nursing was initially approved by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses in 1974 (currently known as the Maryland Board of Nursing). Under the Nurse Practice Act, The Board of Nursing is to advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education and accountability for public protection. The Maryland Board of Nursing is located at 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21215-2254, phone 410-585-1900 and toll free 1-888-202-9861.