Un-Approved Out of State Nursing Education Programs

​In accordance with the Maryland Nurse Practice Act, Md. Code Ann., Health Occ. ("Health Occ.") § 8-101 et seq., specifically Health Occ. §§ 8-302(b) and (c), all applicants for licensure as an RN or LPN must have completed satisfactorily and met all requirements for a diploma or degree from either: (1) An education program approved by the Board (applicable to in-state programs); or (2) An education program in any other state or country that the Board finds substantially equivalent to the education program in Maryland at the time of the applicant's graduation.

The following Nursing Education Programs have NOT met the requirements to be substantially equivalent under NPA § 8-302(b) (2) COMAR 10.27.03. Consequently applicants who attended a PN/RN nursing education program at any of the following nursing programs will not meet minimum qualifications for licensure as a PN/RN in the State of Maryland​.

​​​Name of College​​/University​ ​Campus Location Type of Program​ ​ Effective Date​
​RN ​PN
A & D School of Nursing​ ​Washington, DC ​X ​04/24/2001
American International Institute of Health (AIIH) Practical Nursing Program ​Falls Church, VA ​X ​09/23/2020
Capscare Academy for Health Care Education ​Kissimmee, FL ​X ​12/16/2020
Hosanna College of Health ​Miramar, FL ​X ​06/23/2021
Med-Life Institute​ ​Naples, FL ​X ​10/23/2019
Mountain State University​​ ​Beckley, WV ​X ​X ​06/23/2021
National School of Nursing and Allied Health (NSNAH) Practical Nursing  Program​ ​Woodbridge, VA ​​X ​09/23/2020​
Radians College Nursing Program​ ​Washington, DC ​X ​06/30/2020
Star College Practical Nursing Program​ ​Falls Church, VA ​X ​09/23/2020
***The Excelsior College Program***​ ​Albany, NY ​X
Virginia School of Nursing  and Medical Institute Practical Nursing Program​ ​Springfield, VA ​X ​11/18/2020​
VMT School of Nursing​ ​Washington, DC ​X ​02/25/2003
 
*** FOR EXAM CANDIDATES ONLY with the following stipulations: Qualifications of Applicants for Examination. A. An applicant for the registered nurse licensure examination shall: (1) Complete satisfactorily and meet all requirements for a diploma or degree from a registered nursing education program approved by the Board; or (2) Have a diploma or degree from a registered nursing education program in another state, territory, or country determined by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the registered nursing education program approved in this State at the time of the applicant’s graduation. B. An applicant for the licensed practical nurse licensure examination shall:(1) Meet all requirements for a high school diploma or its equivalent and complete satisfactorily and meet all requirements for a diploma from: (a) A licensed practical nursing education program approved by the Board; or (b) A licensed practical nursing education program in any other state, territory, or country determined by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the licensed practical nursing education programs approved in this State at the time of the applicant’s graduation; or (2) Meet the requirements of §A of this regulation. For clarification see attached link: http://www.dsd.state.md.us/COMAR/getfile.aspx?file=10.27.01.05.htm more specifically COMAR 10.27.01.05A-B***


Updated 8/10/2021