Partnerships and Community Engagement | Coppin State University

Partnerships and Community Engagement

Partnerships and Community Engagement

The Helene Fuld School of Nursing support the mission of the College of Health Professions, by being an integral part of Coppin State University and promoting community revitalization, and strengthening relationships with local, national and global partners. Through its programs and outreach services, the College of Health Professions will foster the University's unique mission and legacy of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement.

Partnership exists between various healthcare agencies. These partnerships provide sites for clinical practice and practicum experience for students. In addition, faculty is provided with opportunities for research and professional development.

Helene Fuld School of Nursing Coppin Clinic at St. Frances

Coppin State University College of Health Professions' collaboration with St. Frances Academy was established with a far-sighted approach based on fostering long-term relationships and building the community by providing care for children and adults, management of chronic health problems, weight management education, assistance with obtaining insurance, 24- hour phone consultation and an environment where walk-ins are welcomed.

The Center provides readily accessible healthcare to St. Frances administration, faculty, students, staff and residents of the neighborhood. Services of the Center emphasize health promotion and prevention of disease. The goal of the Center is to provide access while removing barriers to care with an end outcome on optimal healthcare outcomes. Services provided include physicals, Women’s health services, immunizations and management of acute and/or chronic health problems. Services are provided by nurse practitioners, faculty and students of the Helene Fuld School of Nursing, and in some instances, by a physician. All professional personnel are properly licensed by the State of Maryland. The clinic serves as a clinical placement for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Student Learning

The School of Nursing in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of Central Maryland annually sponsors the Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum on Memory Loss. Senior nursing students are instrumental to the implementation of this valuable service learning project. Assistant Professor, Crystal Day-Black, actively serves on the Forum planning committee.