Maryland Board of Nursing Logo
Maryland Board of Nursing 
Mary Kay Goetter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director
Nancy D. Adams, MBA, RN, President


The mission of the Board of Nursing is to advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education and accountability for public protection.

The Board of Nursing functions under the Maryland Nurse Practice Act, Health Occupations Article, Section 8. It has authority to adopt regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of the law. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, nursing assistants, medication technicians, and electrologists.


picture of nurses
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, 21215-2254

Hours of Operation / Holiday Schedule


Public Information Act (PIA) Requests - Click here for details

Please Take Our Customer Satisfaction Survey!

yellow arrow bullet Behavioral Health Integration changes effective January 2015. DHMH has made  important administrative changes to mental health and substance use disorder treatment services.

yellow arrow bullet  Naloxone Expansion and Overdose Death Prevention in Maryland

yellow arrow bullet The Board of Nursing has five positions open for new appointees after the new Governor is elected in November. Please submit all nominations no later than November 14, 2014.


  • CNAs expiring on SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
  • CNAs expiring on OCTOBER 28, 2014
  • Nurses expiring on OCTOBER 28, 2014 
You will be receiving or will have received this information in the mail. It is important that you use the information provided to you to ensure the speedy processing of your renewal. Please be sure to mail a COPY of your receipt to 4140 Patterson Ave, Baltimore, MD  21215-2254, Attn: Jeff Odin. The Board will not accept any receipt dated before June 20, 2014 for September renewals and August 1, 2014 for October renewals.  Click here for more Information.

yellow arrow bullet The Board is currently seeking professional nurses (RN/LPN) with experience in substance abuse, mental health and pain management as well as community consumers who have recovered from alcohol or drug addiction or chemical dependency for appointment to the Board’s Rehabilitation Committee - CLICK FOR DETAILS

yellow arrow bullet Important Information for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Spouses for expedited licensing and certification

yellow arrow bullet  RNs and LPNs graduating from nursing programs without a clinical component can now apply for an endorsement license in Maryland - More information

arrow bullet The Board is asking members of the CNA, LPN and RN community to apply for appointment to the CNA Advisory Committee.  Current committee members have been volunteering as a committee member for quite some time and it is now time for these members to be replaced with new members. Click for details

Check Board News for important events and alerts

Check the status of a licensure application or contact other Board Staff

You need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader installed on your computer to view and print the [PDF] documents on this page. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, download a FREE copy.

Last update: February 17, 2015
Contact the Webmaster
Copyright 1999 - 2015 Maryland Board of Nursing

Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor
Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor
Van T. Mitchell, Secretary

Department of Health & Mental Hygiene -