Mission Statement

The mission of the Board of Nursing is to advance safe quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education and accountability for public protection.
 
The Board of Nursing operates under the Maryland Nurse Practice Act, Health Occupations Article, Section 8. The Board has authority to adopt regulations as necessary to carry out  provisions of the law. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Medication Technicians, Licensed Electrologists, and Licensed Direct Entry Midwives.
 
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