Nursing Education

Nursing Education Programs

NOTICE OF CONDITIONAL APPROVAL - The following registered nurse programs/schools have not achieved the required National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates for two (2) successive years and are on conditional approval: ​

  • ​Washington Adventist University
  • Coppin State University
  • Morgan State University​

Placement on Conditional Approval for non-compliance with Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.27.03. Nursing Education Programs:

  • Baltimore City Community College

 Maryland Board of Nursing Approved Refresher Programs

Nursing Education in Maryland lists the approved registered nurse and practical nurse education programs in Maryland.

NCLEX Exam Pass/Fail Rates by Education Program in the State of Maryland

English-speaking school Defined

Information on the Nurse Licensure Compact for New Graduates

O​ut of State Nursing Education Pre Licensure Programs Substantial Equivalency Assessment Tool​

Approved Out of State RN/LPN Nursing Education Programs​​​

Non-Approved Out of State Education Programs​​


Checklist for RN & LPN Exam Applicants

Apply for an initial LPN or RN license by Exam (NCLEX)

Scholarship & Financial Aid listings

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line - This is the first step to receiving financial aid.

• Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Financial Aid

◦Nursing Scholarship Opportunities for Maryland Students

Nursing Scholarship Information on the Internet

Health Disparities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. National Library of Medicine, says Healthcare Disparities are differences in availability of facilities and services between racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

Other Links

• Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring - A Free Online Course The issue of Culturally Competent Nursing Care continues to grow as the patient care population becomes more diverse. The Maryland Board of Nursing recommends that all nurses take advantage of the following course. It will provide updated information on providing culturally competent care in today’s world. Click For Details.

Practice FAQs

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Questions about RN/LPN schools - mdbon.nbexam@maryland.gov

Updated 4/11/2024

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