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BOARD OF NURSING 

Current Vacancies:  None    

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS  
TITLE 8.  NURSES  
SUBTITLE 2.  STATE BOARD OF NURSING

Md. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Code Ann. § 8-202  (2012) 
§ 8-202. Membership
   (a) Composition. --

   (1) The Board consists of 13 members.

   (2) Of the 13 Board members:

      (i) 8 shall be registered nurses;

      (ii) 3 shall be licensed practical nurses; and

      (iii) 2 shall be consumers.

   (3) Of the 8 registered nurse members:

      (i) 1 shall be certified in an advanced practice nursing specialty that rotates with each vacancy among the following specialties:

         1. Nurse anesthetist;

         2. Nurse practitioner;

         3. Nurse midwife; and

         4. Nurse psychotherapist;

      (ii) 1 shall be a baccalaureate nursing educator with, at least, a master's degree in nursing or education;
      (iii) 1 shall be an associate degree nursing educator with, at least, a master's degree in nursing or education;
      (iv) 1 shall be a practical nursing educator with, at least, a bachelor of science degree in nursing or education;
      (v) 1 shall be a nurse administrator with, at least, a master's degree in nursing administration, business administration, business management, education, or public health;

      (vi) 1 shall be a nurse clinician with at least a master's degree in nursing or public health;

      (vii) 1 shall be a currently practicing nurse, who has practiced acute care for at least 5 years, with a bachelor of science degree in nursing; and

      (viii) 1 shall be a currently practicing nurse who has practiced as a delegating nurse in a supervised group living setting, as defined in COMAR 10.27.11.02(20), for at least 5 years.

   (4) Of the 3 licensed practical nurse members, at least 1 shall practice in a long-term care nursing facility.

(b) Appointments. --

   (1) The Governor shall appoint:

      (i) The registered nurse member certified in an advanced practice nursing specialty, with the advice of the Secretary, from a list of qualified individuals jointly developed in accordance with the requirements of subsection (a)(3)(i) of this section and submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by the:

         1. Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Inc.;

         2. Nurse Practitioners Association of Maryland, Inc.;

         3. Maryland Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Inc.;

         4. Maryland Chapter, American College of Nurse-Midwives; and

         5. Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurses of Maryland; and

      (ii) The other registered nurse members, with the advice of the Secretary, from:

         1. A list of qualified individuals submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by:

            A. The Maryland Nurses Association, Inc.; or
            B. Any other professional nursing organization that represents at least 25 licensed registered nurses; or
         2. A valid petition submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by a registered nurse with an active license under this title.
   (2) The Governor shall appoint the licensed practical nurse members, with the advice of the Secretary, from:
      (i) A list of qualified individuals submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by:
         1. The Maryland Licensed Practical Nurse Association, Inc.; or

         2. Any other professional nursing organization representing at least 25 licensed practical nurses; or

      (ii) A valid petition submitted to the Secretary and the Governor by a licensed practical nurse with an active license under this title.

   (3) A list submitted to the Secretary and the Governor under this subsection shall be 5 times the number of vacancies.

   (4) A petition submitted to the Secretary and Governor under this subsection shall have at least 25 signatures of support from nurses with active licenses in the State.

   (5) The Board shall provide notice of a vacancy on the Board to:

      (i) All nurses with an active license in the State; and

      (ii) All appropriate professional nursing organizations.

   (6) The Governor may request an additional list of 5 nominees for each vacancy from the appropriate professional nursing organizations.

   (7) The Governor shall make the appointment for each vacancy from the lists or petitions submitted under this subsection.

   (8) The Governor shall appoint the consumer members with the advice of the Secretary and the advice and consent of the Senate.

   (9) To the extent practicable, the members appointed to the Board shall reasonably reflect the geographic, racial, ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity of the State.

(c) Qualifications of all members. -- Each member of the Board shall be:

   (1) A citizen of the United States; and

   (2) A resident of this State. 
 

(d) Qualifications of registered nurse members. --

   (1) A registered nurse member of the Board shall:

      (i) Have graduated from an approved school of nursing or its equivalent; and

      (ii) Have at least 5 years of experience in nursing administration, education, or practice, which includes at least the 3 years immediately before the appointment.
   (2) A member of the Board who is a registered nurse certified in an advanced practice nursing specialty shall:

      (i) Hold a current license to practice registered nursing in this State;

      (ii) Hold a current certification in an advanced practice nursing specialty in this State; and

      (iii) Have at least 5 years of experience in an advanced practice nursing education or practice, including at least the 3 years immediately before the appointment.

(e) Qualifications of licensed practical nurse members. -- A licensed practical nurse member of the Board shall have at least 5 years of experience in the practice of licensed practical nursing, which includes at least the 3 years immediately before the appointment.

(f) Qualifications of consumer members -- In general. -- Each consumer member of the Board:

   (1) Shall be a member of the general public;

   (2) May not be or ever have been a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse or in training to become a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse;

   (3) May not have a household member who is a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse or in training to become a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse;

   (4) May not participate or ever have participated in a commercial or professional field related to registered nursing or licensed practical nursing;

   (5) May not have a household member who participates in a commercial or professional field related to registered nursing or licensed practical nursing; or

   (6) May not have had within 2 years before appointment a substantial financial interest in a person who is regulated by the Board.

(g) Qualifications of consumer members -- Restriction. -- While a member of the Board, a consumer member may not have a substantial financial interest in a person regulated by the Board.

(h) Oath. -- Before taking office, each appointee to the Board shall take the oath required by Article I, § 9 of the Maryland Constitution.

(i) Tenure; vacancies. --

   (1) The term of a member is 4 years, except that the initial term of 1 of the consumer members is 2 years.

   (2) The terms of the members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Board on July 1, 1981.

   (3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

   (4) A member who is appointed after a term has begun may serve an additional 2 consecutive full terms.

   (5) A member may not serve more than 2 consecutive full terms.

   (6) To the extent practicable, the Governor shall fill any vacancy on the Board within 60 days of the date of the vacancy.

INFORMATION FORM FOR BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS  Revised 3/5/10 

NAME OF BOARD/COMMISSIONS:           BOARD OF NURSING       

MEMBERSHIP COMPOSITION:            

 

TOTAL NUMBER:          11                            

PROFESSIONAL:          6 RN’S                                      CONSUMER:  2 

                                    3 LPN’S   

                                    1 Advanced Nurse Practitioner  

​ ​REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS:
DAY: ​Tuesdays
TIME: 9:00 a.m.- Until
PLACE:  4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
FREQUENCY: Monthly

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: 

Pre-Hearing Monthly- 2nd Tuesday 9-5 May be asked to participate in hearings at times other than the Board Meeting dates 

FREQUENCY:   

DETAIL OF MONTHLY TIME COMMITMENT:    

The Board meetings generally run about 8 to 9 hours on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  It is expected that 2 Board Members will cover the pre-hearing conferences. The conferences are held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. This means each member is asked to do approximately 2 pre-hearing conferences per year. 

FUNCTION OF BOARD/COMMISSION:

The mission of the Maryland Board of Nursing is to promote and ensure quality nursing care though: the establishment licensure, education and practice standards for practice of the registered nurses, licensed practical nursing practice: the development of innovative approaches and methods to assure safe nursing care in Maryland and the certification of nursing assistants performing delegated nursing functions in all settings. 

OTHER DUTIES OF MEMBERS: (Types of Committees, Exams, etc) 

Members may on occasion be requested to participate on Adhoc Committees of the Board. May also be asked to participate on National Council of State Boards of Nursing meetings and committees. 

COMPENSATION

$100.00 pre Meeting for required board meetings