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Traditional BSN Path Admissions Policies and Criteria

Admission Policies For Traditional BSN Nursing Students

DEADLINE Date for Applications for the FALL 2013 Term is Friday, February 1, 2013.

Please note: The School of Nursing currently admits students in the fall semester only. Students must be 1st admitted to the university prior to admission to the Helene Fuld School of Nursing [HFSON]. We currently utilize the Test of Essential Academic Skills [T.E.A.S.] version 5 [V] as our entrance examination. You must score 70% or higher on the READING; MATHEMATICS; & ENGLISH and LANGUAGE USAGE portions of the TEAS V to pass. The TEAS V is required of all Traditional BSN applicants for the FALL 2012 Term. To be considered for admission you must have competitive grade point average (GPA) with at least a cumulative GPA (cGPA) of 2.5 and all applicants that meet the minimum requirements are invited to take the T.E.A.S., which is administered by the College of Health Professions [CHP] Office of Student Affairs & Retention [STAR].

Plan of Study: Fall 2012


New Information

Traditional BSN

Our program beginning Fall 2012 will be pre-requisite based. This means that WE WILL NO LONGER ADMIT STUDENTS INTO THE PROGRAM ON THE FRESHMAN or SOPHOMORE LEVELS of the Traditional BSN [please click onto and review courses in the “Plan of Study: Fall 2012” link above]. ALL LEVEL I and II Courses on the TRADITIONAL BSN PLAN OF STUDY FOR FALL 2012 and beyond must be completed by the end of the spring semester of the year you wish to enter the nursing program. So, in order to be eligible to enter the Nursing Program for the fall 2012 semester, you must have been admitted to CSU and you must have completed a Nursing Application by February 1, 2012. Also, ORIE 101 – Freshman Orientation [waived if transferring in with 25 or > credits]; ENGL 101 – English Comp I; ENGL 102 – English Comp II; MATH 110 – College Algebra; ART 105 – Intro. to Ceramic Sculpture or IDIS 102 – Music & Dance or IDIS 103 –Visual Arts & Theater or MUSC 201 – Survey of Jazz Music or DANC 226 – Fundamentals of Choreography or THEA 211 – Fundamentals of Acting or Any Foreign Language course; BIOL 107 – Comprehensive Preview of Life Sciences [not required if you transfer in BIOL 201]; BIOL 201 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I; BIOL 203 – Human Anatomy & Physiology II; CHEM 103 – Chemistry for Health Sciences; BIOL 308 - Microbiology; HIST 1 and HIST 2 [out of World History or U.S. History or African-American History]; SOCI 201 – Introduction to Sociology; PHIL 102 - Logic or PHIL 103 – Introduction to Philosophy; PSYC 201 – General Psychology; SPCH 105 – Speech Communication or SPCH 202 – Principles of Interviewing or SPCH 204 – Critical Listening; MATH 203 – Basic Statistics; PSYC 335 – Developmental Psychology; WLIT 207 – World Literature or an ENGL 200+ ; and NURS 213 – Normal/Applied Nutrition [or if transferring in you may use a Basic Nutrition course] must all be completed with a grade of “C” or better by the end of the spring 2012 semester. These courses can all be taken at CSU or at a different institution and transferred in to Coppin State University.

NOTE: It has become more competitive than ever before to become a Coppin Nursing Student.

The School of Nursing admits applicants without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, or gender.

Note: Applicants are advised that if they have a criminal history, they may be delayed or not granted licensure as a professional registered nurse by the state board of nursing.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Complete the undergraduate application for admission to Coppin State University [CSU]
  2. Identify Nursing as the major of choice on the Application for Undergraduate Admission Form. If admitted to the university, at this point you will be identified as a “HEALTH-PROFESSIONS: GENERAL” Student.
  3. Complete the application form for the Undergraduate Nursing Program located on the following link or in the Admissions packet that you may have received and all necessary documentation.
  4. If you are a Transfer Student Applicant, you must request two (2) sets of transcripts be sent from all previously attended Colleges / Universities. One copy is to be sent to the CSU Office of Admissions and the second copy to the College of Health Professions [CHP], Office of Student Affairs and Retention [STAR].
    If you have any foreign education, you must submit an evaluation of your foreign coursework by one of the following: World Education Service [WES] or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers [AACRAO].
  5. Complete the application process as required by the Office of Admissions.
  6. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation to the College of Health Professions [CHP] STAR Office on the form required by the Undergraduate Nursing Program. (These forms are in the Admission Packet that you may have received or download from the following link: ).
  7. Candidates will be invited and required to take the entrance exam based upon determination of the HFSON [STAR Office will publish test dates] and are only eligible to take the entrance exam twice.
  8. The applicant will be notified of their performance on the entrance exam immediately following the test.
  9. Applicants will be notified of their admission or denial status to the Nursing Program.
  10. The School of Nursing will notify the Office of Undeclared Majors and Academic Advising of applicant’s admission or denial to the Undergraduate Nursing Program.

Note: Admission to Coppin State University is not considered automatic admission to the Helene Fuld School of Nursing.

Note: For Transfer Students, the CSU Transfer Coordinator in the CSU Office of Records and Registration will make the “OFFICIAL” determination of courses that will be transferred to CSU and will send a copy of that report to your mailing address (a “D” is not acceptable for transfer credit for any Major Support courses listed on the Undergraduate Nursing Program of Study (Major Support Courses Document). Prior to application, please make an effort to communicate with the Office of Student Affairs and Retention [STAR] in the HFSON to obtain an unofficial evaluation of your college level courses; this will assist with the determination of any outstanding coursework. The telephone number is (410)951-3970.

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