Joan Sylvia Tilghman
Chairperson DNP Program
College of Health Professions, Coppin State University
Joan Sylvia Tilghman founded the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, the first doctoral program on the campus of Coppin State University. The program has graduated three cohorts and has a 90 percent retention rate, and 90 percent of the graduates are involved in academia, private practices and at health care agencies in the state of Maryland.
Tilghman holds a doctorate in transcultural nursing from the University of Miami. She is a deacon at New Hope Baptist Church. She sits on multiple editorial boards, including the Annals of Nursing and Primary Care and the Journal of Midwifery, Women’s Health and Nursing Practice.