Joan Sylvia Tilghman

Chairperson DNP Program
College of Health Professions, Coppin State University

Joan Sylvia Tilghman

Joan Sylvia Tilghman

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.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2019 Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.

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