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The Board will be closed for business Thursday, July 4, 2024 in observance of Independence Day.  The Board will re-open for business Friday, July 5.
Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) - Effective October 1, 2023, an ITIN may be entered on any application where a Social Security Number (SSN) is requested.  ​​ Additional information: Health Occupations - Licenses, Certificates & Registrations - Lawful Presence & Identification Numbers
​ ​Maryland Board of Nursing Vacancy Announcement - Nominations Requested: In accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Health Occupations Article, §8-202(b)(5), the Board is providing notice to the public that all 14 Board member seats are now open for appointment. Please use the following link, Board Member Vacancy Announcement​, for information regarding appointment criteria and application instructions.
May 25, 2023 - The Maryland Board of Nursing is aware of payment processing issues with​ CNA renewal applicants. We are working with the credit card processing vendor to restore service. Thank you for your understanding.
2/9/2023 Fraudulent​ Nursing School Investigation Update

The Maryland Board of Nursing continues to experience delays in processing initial and renewal applications for licensure and certification due to information technology ​limitations, numerous vacant full-time positions, and decreased operational resources. The Board sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience and hardships this has caused our constituents. The Board, in partnership with the Department of Information Technology, anticipates improved information technology operational capacity before summer 2023. In the interim, the Board will continue to do all that it can to process applications as quickly as possible. Thank you for your attention, patience, and consideration on this matter.​​

I​mportant Notice to Licensees and Certificate Holders Expiring on 12/28/2021, 1/28/2022 and to ​their Employers​ ​
Governor of Maryland Executive Order 22-01-04-01 Relating to Various Healthcare Matters​
Effective immediately, the Maryland Board of Nursing will only accept official transcripts that are either mailed directly from a Nursing School/Program to the Board or emailed directly from a Nursing School/Program to the appropriate department at the Board: 

RN/LPN Exam Applicants - MDBON.ExamTranscripts@maryland.gov​ 
Advanced Practice Applicants - MBON.AdvPracTranscripts@maryland.gov 
Endorsement Applicants - MDBON.NETSTranscripts@maryland.gov

The Board will no longer accept transcripts directly from individuals.​​​​​

​​​The CNA Advisory Committee is currently seeking candidates to fill the following vacancies on the Committee:
  • ​Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Union ​​Member​
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
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COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force - Surviving Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Committee Health Care Provider Survey Information
All RNs, LPNs, APRNs with Compact privileges and CNAs whose license or certificate expires in April and May of 2021 must obtain a CHRC in addition to processing an online renewal. The tracking identification number must be entered onto the application in order for the renewal application to process. Please note: Upon completion of the online renewal application, transaction receipt is only the beginning step of the renewal process and not the actual renewal.

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