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.
Baccalaureate, Master's, Doctor of Nursing Practice, and Post-Graduate APRN Certificate Programs
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the post graduate APRN certificate program at Coppin State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.
Professional Licensure and Certification
Coppin State University College of Health Professions (CHP) Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSON)’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (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 Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Post Graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs are approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, and graduates of these 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.