Nursing Education

Nursing Education Programs

NOTICE OF CONDITIONAL APPROVAL - The following registered nurse programs/schools have not achieved the required National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rates for two (2) successive years and are on conditional approval: ​

  • Bowie State University
  • ​Prince George’s Community College
  • ​Washington Adventist University


A Guide to Nursing Education in Maryland lists the approved registered nurse and practical nurse education programs in Maryland.

NCLEX Exam Pass/Fail Rates by Education Program in the State of Maryland

English-speaking school Defined

Approved Nurse Refresher Courses in the State of Maryland

Information on the Nurse Licensure Compact for New Graduates

Approved Out of State RN/LPN Nursing Education Programs​​

Non-Approved O​ut of State Schools​​


LPN to RN On-Line Programs

The Maryland Board of Nursing has approved the on-line nursing programs below for LPN to RN. This programs listed below are the ONLY programs permitted by the Board. Successful completion of the programs listed below allows the nurse to apply for licensure by examination or endorse into the state.


Checklist for RN & LPN Exam Applicants

Apply for an initial LPN or RN license by Exam (NCLEX)

Apply for licensure by Endorsement for RNs or LPNs already licensed in another state

Scholarship & Financial Aid listings

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on-line - This is the first step to receiving financial aid.

• Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Financial Aid

◦Nursing Scholarship Opportunities for Maryland Students

Nursing Scholarship Information on the Internet

Health Disparities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. National Library of Medicine, says Healthcare Disparities are differences in availability of facilities and services between racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.

Other Links

• Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Cornerstone of Caring - A Free Online Course The issue of Culturally Competent Nursing Care continues to grow as the patient care population becomes more diverse. The Maryland Board of Nursing recommends that all nurses take advantage of the following course. It will provide updated information on providing culturally competent care in today’s world. Click For Details.

Practice FAQs

E-Mail The Board With Questions

Questions about RN/LPN schools -

Updated 6/14/2021