MARYLAND BOARD OF NURSING
4140 PATTERSON AVENUE
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21215-2254
TOLL FREE: 1-888-202-9861
To be eligible for the NCLEX-PN examination you must:
- Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Complete satisfactorily and meet all requirements for a diploma from:
a. A practical nursing education program approved by the Board; or
b. A practical nursing education program in any other state that the Board finds substantially equivalent to the program in this State; or
c. A registered nursing education program approved by the Board or that the Board finds substantially equivalent to the registered nurse program in this state.
3. Complete the following separate applications:
a. Maryland Board of Nursing Licensure by Exam - Apply On-line
b.Criminal History Record Check
c.Declaration of Primary State of Residence
d. NCLEX Candidate Bulletin (Pearson Vue)