Obtaining Your Maryland Nursing License

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Maryland is an Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) state

Maryland Board of Nursing

4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21215-2254
TEL: 888-202-9861

License by Endorsement

Processing Fees  
Application $100
Temp License $40

Temp License Processing

Approximately 3-5 business days upon receipt of all required docs.
Must not have any prior convictions OR disciplinary actions.

Documents Needed Temp Perm
Completed online application Yes Yes
Passport photo Yes Yes
Verification of original state license No Yes
Verification of current active license Yes Yes
Fingerprint cards – background check No Yes

Send email to mdbon.nets@maryland.gov with contact info to receive background check forms and fingerprint cards PRIOR to applying online

Apply online

*Temporary permits are issued while other required docs are in process of receiving a permanent license. Additional necessary steps to receive a permanent license MUST also be initiated.

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NOTE:  Mailing address to send application/docs may be different than the physical address