The minimum qualifications for licensure as an registered nurse (RN) in Maryland are set forth
in the Nurse Practice Act, Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations Article (“Health
Occ.”), specifically Health Occ. § 8-302(b), and in the Code of Maryland Regulations
(“COMAR”), specifically COMAR 10.27.01.05A. One such minimum qualification is that an
applicant must have completed satisfactorily and met all requirements for a diploma from either
(1) an RN program approved by the Board or (2) an RN program in another state, territory,
or country determined by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the RN education
program approved in Maryland at the time of the applicant’s graduation. See Health Occ.
§ 8-302(b); COMAR 10.27.01.05A.
Please be advised that on October 23, 2019, the Maryland Board of Nursing reviewed
documentation submitted by Med-Life Institute, an RN education program located in Florida,
and determined that Med-Life Institute is NOT substantially equivalent to the RN education
program approved in Maryland. As a result, graduates of Med-Life Institute’s RN education
program DO NOT meet minimum qualifications for full RN licensure in Maryland at this time.
You are encouraged to consider the Board’s finding that Med-Life Institute’s RN education
program is not substantially equivalent before applying for either temporary or full RN licensure
in Maryland. Please be advised that if you choose to submit an application for temporary or full
RN licensure and pay the associated application fee, despite this notice, all fees collected by the
Board are non-refundable.
Please further be advised that if Med-Life Institute modifies its RN education program in the
future and, based on those modifications, the Board determines that Med-Life Institute’s program
is substantially equivalent to an RN education program approved in Maryland, the Board will
update this notice at that time.
Date Posted: 1/29/2020
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