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Mary Kay Goetter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Executive Director
Nancy D. Adams, MBA, RN, President

Nursing Education & Scholarships

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 incomplete.

The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this information for the following purposes:
  • Verification of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your license or certificate (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7e(b))
  • Administration of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., 10-119.3)
  • Identification by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., 1-210)
Please 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.

Attention Excelsior College Graduates and Students:

Effective July 25, 2006, all Excelsior College students who are enrolled in the nursing program before July 25, 2006 and who graduate before December 31, 2007 may apply for the NCLEX examination or, if already licensed by another state, for endorsement.

Attention LPN to RN On-Line Programs

The Maryland Board of Nursing has approved the two on-line nursing programs below for LPN to RN.  These programs are the ONLY TWO programs permitted by the Board.  

Successful completion of either program listed below allows the nurse to apply for licensure by examination or endorse into the state.

The programs are:

Indiana State University LPN-BSN
Terre Haute, Indiana
toll free 1-888-293-4842, press 2


Chamberlain College of Nursing LPN-ASN
St. Louis , MO
toll free 1-888-556-8226.

Any questions, please contact Pamela Ambush Burris, RN, MSN, Director of Education and Licensure at 410-585-1913 or electronically at

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Nursing Education

arrow bullet Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring - A Free Online Course 
The issue of Culturally Competent Nursing Care continues to grow as the patient care population becomes more diverse. The Maryland Board of Nursing recommends that all nurses take advantage of the following course. It will provide updated information on providing culturally competent care in today’s world. Click For Details

arrow bulletA Guide to Nursing Education in Maryland lists the approved registered nurse and practical nurse education programs in Maryland.

arrow bullet NCLEX Exam pass/fail rates by education program in the State of Maryland

arrow bullet English-speaking school Defined

arrow bullet List of Approved Refresher Courses in the State of Maryland [PDF]

Scholarship & Financial Aid listings

arrow bulletComplete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line - This is the first step to receiving financial aid. 

arrow bulletMaryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Financial Aid 

arrow bullet Nursing Scholarship Information on the Internet

Nursing Assistant Training Programs

Click for a listing of Board-approved Nursing Assistant Training Programs & contact information


E-Mail The Board With Questions

Click on the e-mail address to send a message. If you use a web-based e-mail provider (i.e. Hotmail, Yahoo, Juno Webmail, etc.), copy and paste the e-mail address into the 'TO:' field of your service.

Questions about RN/LPN schools & Nursing Assistant training programs Pamela Ambush-Burris

Last update: February 20, 2014
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