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

General Information


4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, 21215-2254
The Board's office is on the Home Depot side of the Reisterstown Road Plaza Mall, behind Burlington Coat Factory. The Nurses division is above the loading docks on the upper level. The Nursing Assistants division is on the lower level to the right of the loading docks. Click for directions.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Board will accept all completed applications received up until 5 p.m. Applications received after 4:30 p.m. will not be processed until the following business day due to processing requirement time frames. 

State Holidays for 2015

The Board will be closed for business on the following days. The Board will re-open the following business day.

New Year's Day Thursday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 19
Presidents' Day Monday, February 16
Service Reduction Day Friday, May 22
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Independence Day Friday, July 3
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Columbus Day Monday, October 12
Veterans' Day Tuesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26
American Indian Heritage Day       Friday, November 27
Christmas Day Friday, December 25


Contacting Us

Main Office Phone Numbers

RN/LPN Main Telephone Number 410-585-1900
RN/LPN Toll-Free Number 888-202-9861
RN/LPN Renewal Desk 410-585-1901
RN/LPN Fax Number 410-358-3530
24-hour Automated RN/LPN Verification Line 410-585-1978
Nursing Assistant Certification Main Number 410-585-1990
Nursing Assistant Toll-Free Number 877-847-0626
Nursing Assistant Renewal Desk: 410-585-1938
Nursing Assistant Fax Number 410-764-8042
24-hour Automated Nursing Assistant Verification Line 410-585-1994
Departmental  Phone Numbers & E-mail  Addresses


When Coming to the Office to Renew Your License / Certification

We do not accept cash. Acceptable forms of payment are as follows:

RN / LPN / Advanced Practice Renewal

Personal checks, money orders, Visa and MasterCard credit or debit cards will be accepted. You will be required to have a valid photo ID or drivers license when renewing in person.

Nursing Assistant Renewal

The Nursing Assistant Certification division accepts Visa or MasterCard credit/or debit cards, money orders or certified checks ONLY. You will be required to have a valid photo ID or drivers license when renewing in person.

Fee Schedule

Please see the 2015 Fee schedule for the current listing of application fees.

Licensure Applications

The Board is asking for your cooperation in facilitating processing of renewal and other licensure applications. We are using forms designed to be scanned into an imaging system to process paper applications. These applications can not be reproduced correctly by your average printer or photocopier. The following licensure applications are NOT available for download. If you need one of these applications sent to you, click on the application type below.

Clicking on the above application type will  send us an e-mail requesting that application. Include your full name and mailing address in the e-mail. Exam applicants should include the name of the school attended for RN/LPN training. Endorsement applicants should list all states where you are currently licensed and the original state of licensure. 

Please follow the instructions included with your application carefully to assist us in processing your application in a timely manner.

Last update: January 02, 2015
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