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Dear License and Certificate Holder,

Please note that as per a revised Executive Order issued by the Governor on June 15, 2021: Effective immediately, all licenses and certificates that would otherwise expire prior to August 15, 2021 are extended until 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2021, after which time the license or certificate will expire unless renewed prior to that date.

To accommodate the anticipated volume of additional renewal applications by those who have postponed renewing their licenses and certificates, the Board will permit licensees and certificate holders to submit their renewal applications electronically, even if you are submitting your renewal application more than 30 days after it was originally scheduled to expire.

If you have elected to postpone renewing your license or certificate in accordance with the Governor's previous temporary extension, then you are strongly encouraged to submit a renewal application online as soon as possible, and, at a minimum, at least 30 days prior to the August 15, 2021 deadline.

Please note that the Board is providing limited in-person hours of operations and services to the public from Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm to license and/or certificate holders that are over 365 days past their expiration date or that have other concerns/ issues. License and/or certificate holders whose expiration dates are within 365 days of the licensing period are strongly encouraged to renew on-line.

If your license or certification has been non-renewed or inactive for greater than one year, please contact the appropriate renewals department via email (see email addresses provided below) for guidance on how to proceed with your renewal.

Nursing License RN/LPN Renewals - MBON.NurseLicenseRenewal@maryland.gov

Certification Renewals - MBON.CNA@maryland.gov

Medication Technician Renewals - MBON.CMT@maryland.gov

2021-06-15-03 Delaying Expiration of Nursing Licenses


Send all pdf licensed or certification applications to the following email address



Dear License and Certificate Holder,

The Maryland Board of Nursing is aware of a potentially fraudulent scheme involving fake notices to licensees, particularly advanced practice nurses, indicating that the Board has taken action to suspend the licensee's RN license as a result of an investigation into purported violations of federal drug trafficking laws and other CDS laws.  The notice advises that the licensee's RN license is suspended until further notice and instructs the licensee to submit a surety bond or refundable fee in order to maintain the license.  Please be advised that the Maryland Board of Nursing does not impose or collect a surety bond or any other refundable or advance fee in connection with its disciplinary investigations or hearings.  Any such notice should be considered fraudulent and reported to the Board immediately.  If you receive a notice that is printed on the Maryland Board of Nursing's letterhead that you believe to be fraudulent, please report it to the Board at the following email address: mbon.complaintsinvestigations@maryland.gov.  


Please note the lobby remains closed to the public. All other services will be provided by appointment only. If you require in-person assistance with your license or certification, you must request an appointment (by email only) with the appropriate department by using the emails links listed below: 


If you are requesting an appointment, you must include "APPOINTMENT" in the subject line of the email or your request will not be processed. Once your request is reviewed, you will be contacted by a department specialist with the next available appointment date and time. You must respond to that email in order to confirm the appointment or the date will not be reserved. 


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Breaking News

7/28/2021 - Online Renewal and Initial applications are currently unavailable due to technical difficulties. Please check this page for updates. The Board apologizes for the inconvenience.
In anticipation of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) facilities fully opening sometime in July of 2021, the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) will OPEN to serve its constituents beginning June 14th with limited in-person hours of operational and services to the public.​

The Governor has issued an order modifying the previous order regarding the extension of licenses, permits, and certifications. According to this new order, the temporary extension of licenses, permits, and certifications as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will now end on June 30, 2021.

All licensees and certificate holders who have not yet renewed their licenses or certificates based on the previous Executive Order should do so at their earliest convenience and, at a minimum, at least 30 days before June 30, 2021 deadline, so that there is sufficient time to process the renewals.

Notice to graduates of Caspscare Academy for Health Care Education Registered Nursing Education Program (VSNMI)

Notice to graduates of Virginia School of Nursing and Medical Institute Practical Nursing Education Program (VSNMI)

From the Secretary of Health 1.04.2021

Amended Orders:

  • Vaccination Matters 1.4.2021

The CNA Advisory Committee is currently seeking candidates to fill the following vacancies on the Committee:
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) – Union Member
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Please click for more information

From the Secretary of Health 12.08.2020

Amended Orders:

  • Vaccination Matters

From the Secretary of Health 11.10.2020

Amended Orders:

  • Amended Directive and Order Regarding Various Healthcare Matters
  • COVID-19 Clinician Letter.
  • Covid-19 Advisory - Large Gatherings, Essential Travel, Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Programs

Notice to graduates of the National School of Nursing and Allied Health (NSNAH) Practical Nursing Program

Notice to graduates of the American International Institute of Health (AIIH) Practical Nursing Program

Notice to graduates of Star College Practical Nursing Program

COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force - Surviving Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Committee Health Care Provider Survey Information

Board of Nursing Vacancy Announcement.

Board membership has vacancies for Baccalaureate Nurse Educator positions. Applications will be accepted until filled. ​

Notice to graduates of Radians College Nursing Program

From the Secretary of Health 7.2.2020

Amended Order summary:

  • Expands COVID-19 testing to any individual who believes it necessary. Healthcare providers are required to order the COVID-19 test on demand. (Note: out-of-pocket expenses may apply if the test is not covered by a health plan.)
  • Out of state travelers to Marylander or Marylanders returning to the state should get tested for COVID.
  • Includes assisted living staff in serial re-testing.
  • Makes it clear that anyone violating this order is subject to administrative and criminal sanctions.

Notice to graduates of Capscare Academy for Health Care Education nursing education program

  Board of Nursing Vacancy Announcement.  Board membership has vacancies for Baccalaureate Nurse Educator, Licensed Practical Nurse and Practical Nurse Educator positions.  ​Applications will be accepted until filled.​ 

Updated 6/17/2020

OCR Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

Effective March 12, 2020, the Maryland Board of Nursing's office is closed to the public per Governor Hogan's Executive Order. The Board is accepting electronic applications only and supportive documentation via e-mail at this time. Please use these email addresses to contact the Board with your question or concern. Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this crisis.

Maryland Department of Health - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions
All RNs, LPNs, APRNs with Compact privileges and CNAs whose license or certificate expires in March and April of 2020 must obtain a CHRC in addition to processing an online renewal. The tracking identification number must be entered onto the application in order for the renewal application to process. Please note: Upon completion of the online renewal application, transaction receipt is only the beginning step of the renewal process and not the actual renewal.

Click below to view some recently added Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
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