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.
Continuously Raising the Bar
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 was 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 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.
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.
Professional Licensure and Certification
Coppin State University College of Health Professions (CHP) Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSON)’s BSN program has been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing and graduates of this program are eligible for Registered Nurse licensure in Maryland. Maryland is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact for RN licensure. Coppin State University CHP HFSON has not sought approval of its BSN program in other US jurisdictions, nor has the school been denied approval by a board of nursing in any jurisdiction.
Coppin State University CHP HFSON's MSN and Post Masters Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, and graduates of those programs are eligible for APRN certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Maryland. Coppin State University CHP HFSON has not sought approval of its APRN FNP programs in other US jurisdictions, nor has the school been denied approval of its APRN FNP programs by a board of nursing in any jurisdiction.
For information about professional nursing licensure requirements (RN and APRN) in other states, please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and select the relevant states/jurisdictions.
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.