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.
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.
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