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§ 8-305. License examination; registered nursing, licensed practical nursing

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-305
§ 8-305. License examination; registered nursing, licensed practical nursing
Right to examination
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, an applicant who otherwise qualifies for a license as a registered nurse or as a licensed practical nurse is entitled to be examined for that license as provided in this section.
Applicants whose primary state of residence is not Maryland
(b) An applicant whose primary state of residence is a party state to the Nurse Licensure Compact set forth in Subtitle 7A of this title, other than Maryland, is not entitled to be examined for a license as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the State.
Denial of examination
(c) Subject to the hearing provisions of § 8-317 of this subtitle, the Board may deny the right to be examined for a license as a registered nurse or as a licensed practical nurse to any applicant who is found to have violated any provision of § 8-316 of this subtitle.
Preceptorship program
(d)(1) In this subsection, “preceptorship program” means:
(i) An organized system of clinical experience that pairs a nursing student enrolled in a nursing education program that is recognized by the Board with a registered nurse who meets the qualifications as a preceptor for the purpose of attaining specified learning objectives; or
(ii) An individualized and supervised clinical experience offered by an institution employing nurses that complies with the requirements for temporary licensure for the purpose of facilitating an inactive licensee to return to active practice in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (2) of this subsection.
(2) An applicant whose nursing education program was completed 5 or more years prior to passing the licensure examination and who has not practiced for at least 1,000 hours in the previous 5 years may only be issued an inactive license until submission to the Board of satisfactory evidence that the applicant has successfully completed:
(i) A nursing review course approved by the Board; or
(ii) A preceptorship program approved by the Board.
Reexamination
(e)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, an applicant who fails an examination may retake the examination if the applicant pays the reexamination fee set by the Board for each reexamination.
(2) The Board, by rule or regulation, may limit the number of times that an applicant may be reexamined after two failures and may limit the interval of time between reexaminations.

Credits

Added as Health Occupations § 7-304 by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 8-305 by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 11, eff. Feb. 16, 1990. Amended by Acts 1992, c. 433, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1992; Acts 1993, c. 422, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1993; Acts 2008, c. 653, § 1, eff. May 22, 2008; Acts 2010, c. 585, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 586, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2012, c. 486, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2012, c. 487, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2017, c. 515, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 516, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 43, §§ 293 to 296.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-305, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-305
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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