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.
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))
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