The mission of the Board of Nursing is to preserve the field of nursing by advancing safe, quality care in Maryland through licensure, certification, education, and acountability for public protection.
To serve as a national leader that works to inspire public confidence in the profession of nursing through the championing regulatory excellence and revering human dignity.
Accountability, Customer Service, Equity, Innovation, Integrity
The Board is the agency charged with the regulatory oversight of the practice of nursing in the State. The Board operates under the Maryland Nurse Practice Act, set forth in Title 8 of the Health Occupations Article. The Board has the authority to adopt regulations as necessary to carry out provisions of the law. The Board is mandated to regulate the practice of Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Certified Medication Technicians (CMTs), Certified Dialysis Technicians (DTs), Licensed Electrologists (LEs), Licensed Direct Entry Midwives (DEMs), and Licensed Certified Midwives (CMs).