Nursing Grads Defined

Nursing Grads Defined

​The nursing graduate is an individual who is a graduate of either:

a Board approved registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical (LPN) nursing education; 
or an out-of-state nursing education program determined to be equivalent by the Board. 
This individual can be employed in the status of nursing graduate for no longer than ninety days from graduation or receipt of the results from the initial NCLEX examination taken, whichever is earliest, and may perform selected licensed nursing functions as stipulated in the Board’s Regulations Governing Licensure and Education COMAR 10.27.01.03(B)​.

As an alternative to the nursing graduate role, this individual may be employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) following certification by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Check here for details on the Nursing Graduate Working as a CNA.