24 months
11266 USD/year
11266 USD/year
4740 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nursing program of Coppin State University builds on the foundation of undergraduate education. It prepares nurse professionals with advanced practice skills necessary to function as experts who provide direct care in a specialized area of clinical practice.


Key facts

Graduates of the Nursing program of Coppin State University incorporate advanced theory and research skills into the competencies required to assume responsibility and accountability for the health promotion, assessment, diagnosis and management of the problems of culturally diverse clients.

The graduate nursing program at Coppin State University responds to the health personnel trends and needs of Baltimore City's urban communities, while focusing on the specialty role of the primary care nurse practitioner to define practice and prescribe the educational preparation required.

FNP Purpose

The purpose of the FNP program in the Helene Fuld School of Nursing is to prepare practitioners to provide advanced primary health care to the underserved population in the urban setting. The curriculum content reflects integration of various concepts that are essential for the graduate program, with unique emphasis on primary care of the urban community.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Program the graduate will be able to:

  • Acquire advanced knowledge from the science and humanities to support advanced nursing practice and role development.
  • Expand personal knowledge of nursing theories and concepts to serve as a basis for advanced nursing practice.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills related to a specific role in nursing.
  • Acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the research process.
  • Provide care for urban-based ethnically and culturally diverse clients, in health and illness, utilizing appropriate theoretical frameworks.
  • Plan, initiate, and evaluate change in the health care system.
  • Utilize computers and other technologies to manage, evaluate, and investigate health care issues.
  • Develop and implement leadership strategies for the improvement of health care.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplined health care teams to foster continuity of care.
  • Advocate for health care consumer improvement, and for the advancement of nursing as a profession.
  • Participate in lifelong learning as a professional member of society.
  • Acquire a foundation for doctoral study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Principles of Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion
  • Research in Nursing
  • Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice
  • Primary Health Care for Adults/Older Adults in the Family
  • Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
  • Satisfactory completion of a course in elementary statistics.
  • Undergraduate cGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If cGPA is below 3.0, provisional acceptance will be considered.
  • A photocopy of current licensure for the practice of nursing in at least one state or in a foreign country. For some courses a U.S. license is required.
  • Evidence of personal and professional qualification in the form of three (3) professional recommendations.
  • A personal interview is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11266 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11266 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11266 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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