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

Board Announcements

Recent Announcements

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.

arrow bullet Change to Current 180-Day Rule for Medication Technician Certification Process

arrow bullet Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) wishing to renew your certification for CNS are required  to send a copy of your current national certification, with a $10.00 check for the two year renewal, to the Maryland Board of Nursing, attention to Sharon Allen.   Until the Maryland Board of Nursing is able to fund fully online applications, CNS renewal applications must be submitted as a hard copy. We encourage you to continue to use the on-line renewal application feature for your RN.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

arrow bullet  Important information for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Spouses for an expedited license & certifiation application process 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 Possible Regulation of Non-Nurse Midwives in Maryland. Click for details
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

arrow bullet During an audit it was discovered that several individuals have been issued Nursing Assistant Certificates in error - click for details 

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Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The monthly Board Meeting schedule, minutes & agendas have moved over to the Public Meeting listings


Last update: January 16, 2015
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