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].
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.
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.