Maryland Board of Nursing - Board Member Vacancy Announcement

Applications and nominations for the Maryland Board of Nursing are being accepted through April 7, 2017.

The Board of Nursing is accepting applications for the following two Board positions:

  • A registered nurse member who is an associate degree nursing educator with , at least a master’s degree in nursing or education; and
  • A currently practicing registered nurse member with at least 5 years experience in acute care nursing with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

Interested candidates should carefully review all membership criteria and the time commitment noted below before applying.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all application documents and nomination materials are submitted by April 7, 2017.


The criteria for members are outlined in the Board statute, Health Occupations Article, §8-202, Annotated Code of Maryland (see below). Terms are four years with an opportunity for reappointment.  The applicant must have and active unencumbered Maryland license and be a resident of Maryland.

Board member duties:

  • Prepare for and attend all scheduled monthly Board meetings.
  • Serve on at least one Board committee.
  • Participate in at least two Case Resolution Conferences
  • Meet the minimum attendance requirements outlined in Health Occupations Article, §8-202, Annotated Code of Maryland
  • File an annual financial disclosure with the Maryland State Ethics Commission.

Please note that all applicants are thoroughly vetted and may be interviewed by a subject matter expert.   The Governor appoints all board members with the advice of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).  Consumer members are appointed by the Governor with the advice of the Secretary of DHMH and the advice and consent of the Senate.      

All interested applicants are required to submit a formal application through the Governor’s Appointments Office website at no later than April 7, 2017.

Please be aware that one of the application documents, Appointee Exemption Disclosure (AED) form, is required by the Maryland State Ethics Commission (SEC) to document any potential conflicts of interest.  On the AED form, applicants should request an employment exemption for all current employment.  Applicants who are self-employed, own, or co-own a business should also request a financial exemption on the AED form.

If an applicant is serving in an official capacity with a Board of a Professional Association, the applicant should list their role and note their willingness to resign immediately if appointed to the Board of Nursing.   Applicants may contact the SEC at 410-260-7770 with questions or to request guidance.

Please note that the Board statute also requires that applicants be nominated by one of the following:

The nomination is also due by the deadline for applications.  Nominations may be submitted via e-mail or mail to:

Kim Bennardi, Administrator
Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations
201 W. Preston St.  5th Floor, Baltimore, MD  21201
Phone:  410-767-4049

Any additional questions regarding applications or nominations may be addressed to Kim Bennardi at or 410-767-4049. 
updated 2/28/2017