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Coppin State University

Department of Nursing

H-NIP Focus: Nursing
Baltimore, MD
Population – Baltimore (City): 611,648 (2018) *
Population – Maryland (State): 5,994,983 **
Number of HIV Doctors: 1,640 *****
Number of Students Trained to Date: Nursing – 5

Founded in 1900, Coppin State University is a public model urban, residential liberal arts university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore. It is part of the University System of Maryland. It provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education. An HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), Coppin has a culturally rich history as an institution providing quality educational programs and community outreach services. Coppin was officially renamed Coppin State University on April 13, 2004. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Coppin offers 53 majors and nine graduate-degree programs and a student population of 4000. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the undergraduate and graduate academic programs are accredited by a number of specialized agencies. Coppin serves Baltimore residents as well as students from around the world.

The Helene Fuld School of Nursing (HFSON) is an integral component of the College of Health Professions (CHP). The Nursing Program initially approved by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses in 1974 (currently known as the Maryland Board of Nursing) and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Generic graduates are eligible to write the registered nurse licensure examination of the Maryland Board of Nursing.

Learn More About the HIV/AIDS Situation in Maryland (State-Wide) and Baltimore (Local)

Location HIV Prevalence AIDS Prevalence
MD 33,072* 40,501***
Baltimore 18,734**** NA
***** for reference, link accessed 01/14/2019; link no longer active

Contact Name:
Joan S. Tilghman, Ph.D. RN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, CNE
Chairperson Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Contact Information:
T: 410.951.3970
F: 410.951.3994