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RNs 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.

Initial 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.


Effective October 1, 2012. any Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) applying for licensure and living in a 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 Practice Act (Health Occupations, Title 8, Annotated Code of Maryland), to abide by the below regulations:

  • § 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.

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.

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.

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

In 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 guided to 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 wait.

All 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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