License and certification renewals can take 5 to 10 days to be processed. If a renewal applicant is required to complete a background check as part of the renewal process, additional processing time beyond 10 days is required.
Effective January 27, 2012: Please be advised that the disclosure of your Social Security Number is mandatory in order to process your application. Any license or certificate application(s) received at the Maryland Board of Nursing without a Social Security Number (SSN) WILL NOT be processed. Applications without these numbers are incomplete.
The Board is required by federal and Maryland law to collect this information for the following purposes:
- Verification of identity with respect to final adverse actions related to your license or certificate (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7e(b))
- Administration of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., § 10-119.3) Administration of the Child Support Enforcement Program (Md. Family Law Code Ann., § 10-119.3)
- Identification by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation of new businesses in Maryland (Md. Health Occ. Code Ann., § 1-210)
Please understand that if the Board receives your application, but it is incomplete because there is NO Social Security Number, your application WILL NOT be processed and WILL BE returned to you.
You may no longer change your name based on a renewal application.
Please disregard the statement within the renewal application that
indicates you may change your name simply by filling it in the renewal form. In
order to officially change your name in the MBON database, you
are required to submit a Name Change Form and appropriate
legal documentation (marriage certificate/abstract, a divorce decree/dissolution showing name change
clause (with judge’s signature), or a court record indicating a name
change, based on the regulation under COMAR 10.27.01.10D(2)(b))
You must provide the Board
with a copy of your current national certification.
Please fax it to (410) 358-3530 –
Attention: Advanced Practice Certification
or scan and
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your national certification is not current
with the Board at the time your renewal is processed, your APRN will not be