About this course
Graduate education 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. Graduates 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.
- 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.
- Official scores on the aptitude portion of GRE, which includes scores on verbal, quantitative and analytical skills.
- 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.
- Completion of an approved physical assessment course is required.
- A background in or recent review of physiology/pathology.
- Evidence of personal and professional qualification in the form of three (3) professional recommendations.
- A personal interview upon request.