In accordance with
Health Occupations Article, §8-202, as amended, the Board has 14
members: 9 registered nurses (RN), 2 licensed practical nurses (LPN),
2 consumer members, and 1 LPN, RN , or Advanced Practice Nurse. Two
of the registered nurse members shall be advanced practice registered nurses
and the additional member shall be a licensed nurse who is either a registered
nurse, licensed practical nurse, or advanced practice registered nurse.
Board membership has vacancies for Registered Nurse, AA Educator; Registered Nurse, Acute Care Nurse; Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice; and Registered Nurse, Licensed Nurse positions (Educators position must possess at least a Master's degree).
The criteria for members is outlined in the Health Occupations Article, §8-202,
Annotated Code of Maryland.
· Terms are for four (4) years.
· All Interested candidates must be a citizen of
the United States and a resident of this State.
· Candidates must have an active unencumbered
Maryland Registered Nurse license.
· Candidates must have at least 5 years of
experience, including at least 3 years immediately before appointment.
· Board member duties:
· Attend monthly Board meetings held
consistently on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 9:00 AM; however, on
Tuesday at 2:00 PM and Wednesday at 9:00 AM every other month; at the Board
office in Baltimore. All meetings have an Open (public) and Executive (closed)
session. The meetings normally last until 5 PM. Members receive a per diem plus
standard state travel allowances. There are attendance requirements in order to
remain a board member.
· In addition to the monthly meetings, members
serve on Board committees and work groups including, but not limited to,
discipline, case resolution, credentialing, regulation development and special
· Board members may be asked to testify before
the General Assembly regarding legislation that affects the individuals it regulates
and health care consumers.
· Board members are subject to the State Ethics
Law and are required to file an annual financial disclosure with the State
Please note that all candidates 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. Consumer members are appointed by the governor
applicants must submit the following four documents in order for their
application to be considered:
1. Biographical Information Form (attached)
2. Appointee Exemption Disclosure form (attached). This form is
required by the State Ethics Commission (SEC) and instructions on completion the
form are attached. On the form, applicants should request an employment
exemption for all current employment related to their license. Applicants that
are self-employed, own or co-own a business related to social work need to
request a financial exemption. Applicants may contact the SEC at 410-260-7770
with questions or to request guidance.
3. Current resume or curriculum vitae
4. A nomination from at least one of the following:
· The Maryland Nurses’ Association;
· Any other Professional Nursing Association
representing at least 25 registered nurses; or
· A valid petition submitted by a registered
nurse with an active Maryland license.
The application and accompanying documents are to be submitted via e-mail or fax to:
Kim Bennardi, Administrator DHMH Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations Kim.firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 410-767-4049 Fax: 410-767-6489
Any additional questions
Names of nominees can
be submitted by professional associations or by petition from the nurse seeking
an appointment to the Board of Nursing. A petition shall be signed by 25
nurses who have active unencumbered Maryland licenses representative of the
applicant’s practice. A LPN applicant seeking appointment by
petition shall have 25 signatures from nurses in his or
applicants are required to submit a formal application through the Governor’s
Appointments Office website at http://govappointments.maryland.gov. Applicants will be required to upload their
resume during the online application process. All applicants will be
required to complete the Appointee Exemption Disclosure (AED) form. If
appointed the AED form will be filed with the State Ethics Commission and
becomes a public document. The State Ethics Commission recommends that
all applicants request an exemption for employment and if they own or
co-own a business. The Commission can be reached at 410-260-7770.
4140 Patterson Avenue,