mission of the Board of Nursing is to
advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification,
education and accountability for public protection.
Board of Nursing functions under the
Maryland Nurse Practice Act, Health Occupations Article, Section 8. It
authority to adopt regulations as may be necessary to carry out the
of the law. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of
licensed practical nurses, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse
practitioners, nursing assistants, medication technicians, and
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Important Information for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Spouses for expedited licensing and certification
and LPNs graduating from nursing programs without a clinical component
can now apply for an endorsement license in Maryland - More information
ALL RNs, LPNs, & CNAs EXPIRING ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 MUST
COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK (CHRC) IN ORDER TO RENEW. You
will be receiving/wlll 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 July 3, 2013. Click here for more Information.
Medication Technician applications are now on-line! The on-line Initial Medication Technician
Initial Certification is a 2-step process where the
course instructor must first enter the class information BEFORE the
applicant can register an application.
WILL SWITCH TO BIENNIAL LICENSE RENEWAL BEGINNING WITH LICENSES
EXPIRING ON JANUARY 28, 2013 AND BEYOND - CLICK FOR DETAILS!
October 1, 2012, any Registered Nurse
or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) applying for licensure and living in
member state of the Multistate Licensure Compact must take the NCLEX
exam in their home
state. The Maryland Board of Nursing is required by the Nurse
(Health Occupations, Title 8, Annotated Code of Maryland), to abide by the
Please understand that if the Board receives your application and you
live in a Compact State, your application WILL NOT
be processed and
WILL BE returned to you.
- § 8-301(d) - A Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical
Nurse (LPN) can hold a license in only one party state at a time and
that license has to be issued from the home state of the licensee;
- § 8-304(2)(iv)- An applicant for licensure by
examination in Maryland must submit satisfactory evidence to the Board
that the applicant’s primary state of residence is Maryland or a state
that is not a party to the compact; and
- § 8-305(b) An applicant whose primary state of residence is
a party state, other than Maryland, is not entitled to be examined for
a license as an RN or LPN in Maryland.
Effective January 27, 2012:
Please be advised that the disclosure of your Social Security Number or
Federal Tax Identification Number is mandatory
in order to process your application.
Any license or certificate application(s) received at the Maryland
Board of Nursing without either a Social Security Number (SSN) or
Federal Tax ID Number WILL NOT
be processed. Applications without these numbers are
The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this
information for the following purposes:
understand that if the Board receives your application, but it is
incomplete because there is NO
Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID Number, your application WILL
NOT be processed and WILL BE
returned to you.
of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your
license or certificate (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7e(b))
of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., §
by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new
businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., § 1-210)
members of the CNA, LPN and RN community to apply for appointment to
the CNA Advisory Committee. Current committee
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
an effort to move the Board of Nursing towards a smaller carbon
footprint and a greener agency, the Board will no longer process paper
walk-in renewals effective July 1, 2012. Individuals will be
utilize our kiosks available in the CNA / MT and Nursing reception
areas. If an individual chooses to drop off any paper forms, the Board
will accept the forms but will not process them while you
During a recent
audit it was discovered that several
individuals have been issued
Assistant Certificates in error.
initial Applications will appear as "Pending" on the Lookup a License
verification site untill all required documents are received by the
Board of Nursing.
Effective April 1, 2007, the
Board discontinued the printing of ALL license
& certification cards. Please use Lookup a License
to verify licensure/certification status.
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