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

Licensure Process for International Educated Nurses Requesting Licensure in Maryland

CONTACT THE MARYLAND BOARD OF NURSING

Call 410-585-1929 and request an application packet

CONTENTS OF THE EXAMINATION PACKET

  1. Instructions
  2. Maryland Board Application
  3. Criminal History Record Check
  4. Declaration of Primary State of Residence
  5. Credentials Evaluation Service Application (CGFNS)
  6. Memo Concerning ILA OPI , TOEFL iBT, and IELTS Requirements
  7. NCLEX Bulletin

 

PROCESS IN APPLYING

MARYLAND BOARD APPLICATION

  1. Complete and mail in application and fee

CREDENTIALS EVALUATION SERVICE APPLICATION

  1. Complete on-line application and fee to CGFNS
  2. Complete and mail Request for Academic Records to your school of nursing.
  3. Complete and mail Request for Validation of Registration to your licensing agency

When the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools receive all three required applications, they will complete the report and mail it to the Maryland Board of Nursing.

ORAL ENGLISH TEST

  1. Take either the ILA OPI, TOEFL iBT, or the IELTS.

  2. For the ILA OPI click for the Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] and the Application [PDF]

  3. Have scores sent to the Maryland Board of Nursing

  4. A score of 3 is passing on the ILA OPI.
    A score of 26 is passing on the TOEFL iBT.
    The Board accepts the IELTS if administered on October 01, 2005, or later.
    A score of 7 on speaking, 6 on all other modules, and 6.5 overall is passing on the IELTS

 

NCLEX APPLICATION

  1. After meeting requirements of the Board of Nursing (Maryland application, Criminal History Record Check, Declaration of Primary State of Residence, TOEFL iBT, ILA OPI, or IELTS CES report), complete registration with NCLEX.
  2. After registering with NCLEX you will receive an Authorization To Test letter (ATT)

NCLEX RESULTS

Please inform Board of Nursing of address changes immediately.

Results will be mailed to you within five days of exam date.


Last update: October 28, 2011
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