Accepted Nursing Students

Accepted Nursing Students

Congratulations on your acceptance into the Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); the Accelerated Second Degree BSN or the RN to BSN plans of study for the fall 2017 semester at Coppin State University (CSU)!


Coppin State University and the Helene Fuld School of Nursing hold two separate orientations for New Students admitted to our undergraduate nursing programs. The orientations include academic overviews, clinical overviews, policies and procedures and orientation for various aspects of the campus.

Dean's Forum / Bootcamp

The Dean's Forum is an orientation for undergraduate students who are newly admitted and also for returning students to the College of Health Professions (CHP) which includes students in both the Helene Fuld School of Nursing and the School of Allied Health. The goal of the Dean's Forum is to enhance cognitive skills, develop positive academic behaviors, initiate the development of health care knowledge, and promote retention and academic success. All CHP Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to meet the CHP Faculty and become familiar with the various resources that will contribute to academic success.

The date for the Dean's Forum will be Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room 108 of the Physical Education Complex (PEC).

There will be break-out Sessions in the afternoon of August 23, 2017 for the following disciplines (times and locations will be forthcoming): New RN to BSN Students; New B.S. in Health Information Management (HIM) Students; New B.S. in Health Sciences Students. There will be a "Boot Camp" for New Traditional BSN and New Accelerated Second Degree BSN Students only starting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and also Thursday, August 24, 2017 and Friday, August 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day (locations will be forthcoming). During the "Boot Camp", nursing students will have the opportunity to learn strategies for success such as study skills, test taking skills, and time management. In addition, students will be introduced to foundational nursing curriculum, such as the nursing process and medical terminology.


Students will need parking permits to park on any of the parking lots on campus.

Options Include:

  • Parking Permit $38.00 (permit for the fall semester only)
  • Parking Permit $68.00 (permit for the fall and spring semesters)
  • Pay $5.00 at the Pay Station on site for one day parking permit

New Student Campus Orientation

All new College of Health Professions (CHP) students enrolling for the FALL Term must attend the NEW STUDENTS ORIENTATIONS hosted by the Student Activities and Leadership Office in the CSU Division of Student Affairs. During these orientations, students will receive information about Coppin State University policies and procedures, as well as additional information about resources available here at the university. You must register for one of the Campus Orientations. Please contact the CSU Division of Student Affairs at (410) 951-3933 to receive updated information regarding when to register to confirm your attendance.

EagleCard Student ID

All new students are required to obtain their EagleCard Student ID.

For further instructions, visit the Eaglecard Services website.

Required Forms and Documentation

The CSU Helene Fuld School of Nursing uses the Maryland Hospital Association's designated vendor, CastleBranch, to manage student immunizations, compliance documents, background checks, and drug screenings. General information about CastleBranch:

Compliance Document Collection

All admitted full-time and part-time students who wish to qualify for enrollment at Coppin State University must satisfy the University's immunization requirements. Additional program-specific compliance documents are required to complete your admission and also be in accordance with the policies of Coppin State University, the Helene Fuld School of Nursing and the State of Maryland.

The Student Immunization Tracker facilitates the storage and management of students' records. Once you have created your profile on CastleBranch, you will be prompted to submit your records via digital upload, mail, or fax.

The Document Manager allows the secure upload and storage of the following documents required for admission and compliance:

  • CPR Certification
  • Flu Vaccine (fall semester only)
  • US RN License (RNs only)

Background Check and Drug Screen

The HFSON does not require you to undergo a background check and drug screen. However, the hospitals associated with our clinical education programs require criminal background and urine drug screen checks on incoming students to ensure the safety of the patients treated by students in the program. A review typically takes 1-3 business days to complete.

The reviews are conducted by CastleBranch. The HFSON administrators, faculty, and staff do not receive any information of the student's criminal background or drug screen report. If you have any concerns regarding your background check, please contact CastleBranch directly and NOT the School.

Creating a CastleBranch Profile and Ordering Your Package

  • Go to
  • Click on the Place Order button on the middle of the page
  • Enter package code:
    • For Trad. BSN enter CQ49
    • For RN to BSN enter CQ50
    • For Accelerated BSN enter CQ51
    • For MSN/POST MSN enter CQ52
    • For DNP enter CQ53
    • For HIM enter CQ54
  • – Background Check, Drug Test, & Document Tracker You will then be directed to set up your CastleBranch account.
  • Select this is my first time preparing for clinicals in my College of Health Professions plan of study
  • Then on the following screen, please review the contents of your package, and check the box that appears at the bottom of the screen to show that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms and conditions.

You are now ready to get started with your order. Click the Continue Order button, and you will be directed to set up your CastleBranch account.

Your CastleBranch profile includes:

  • A list of all program and clinical requirements
  • Immunization Assistant
  • Record Scan
  • Student Immunization Records
  • Document Management

Uniforms (Traditional BSN and Accelerated Second Degree BSN Students)

All students are required to wear the Coppin State University regulation uniform. Students may report to The Undergraduate Nursing Education Office, Suite 430 in the HHSB or call (410) 951-6165 to obtain further details of the process. Students should order the uniforms no later than August 1, 2017. The "Try On" for fittings of the uniforms will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon starting June 6, 2017 and ending on July 6, 2017.

To order your uniforms:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Ordering
  3. Click on Custom School Web Pages
    • To order online, type in your school code COPPIN in the To Order Online section (top portion) click submit and place order.
    • To download forms, type in your school code COPPIN in the To Download Hard Copies of Forms section (bottom portion), click submit and print form. (Note: Print in Portrait mode)

Tuition and Fees

Please review the current information regarding Tuition and Fees from the CSU Controller's Office.


Please contact the Student Affairs and Retention (STAR) Office at 410-951-3970 if you have any questions.

Student Affairs and Retention (STAR) Office
College of Health Professions – Helene Fuld School of Nursing
2500 W. North Avenue, HHSB – Suite 133
Baltimore, MD 21216