How long does it take to get a temporary Maryland RN license?

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by guest948776 guest948776 (Member)

Hi all!

I'm an international graduate and going to start a FNP programme soon in Maryland. I've never lived and worked in the states but I do hold a NY RN license. (I took Nclex)

After gettig a SSN, I'm going to apply for endorsement. Do you know how long it takes approximately to get a temporary RN license?(I will move to Baltimore soon so I can visit the MDBON office easily) I really need this asap to start clinicals at school.

If there's anyome who already went thorugh the online endorsement process, please let me know!!

Thank you. :)))

Lev, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency - CEN. Has 7 years experience. 9 Articles; 2,802 Posts

I would start ASAP. The MBON is notoriously slow. I would make an in person visit ASAP to get started.

Trixie13

Trixie13, BSN, RN

Specializes in rural, camp, telephone triage, abstraction. Has 26 years experience. 33 Posts

Yes, I second Lev

INDNurse88

INDNurse88

17 Posts

I went through an online endorsement from PA to MD. After I applied online, my temp license was assigned within 48 hours. My permanent license however was assigned a few days before the 60 day period ended.

Trixie13

Trixie13, BSN, RN

Specializes in rural, camp, telephone triage, abstraction. Has 26 years experience. 33 Posts

Wow, it was that easy for you? Despite my active ME license, due to my PA residence they wouldn't even talk to me until I was fingerprinted for MD. Good for you! I'm glad mine is over and done, it was a royal headache!

Trixie13

Trixie13, BSN, RN

Specializes in rural, camp, telephone triage, abstraction. Has 26 years experience. 33 Posts

I went through an online endorsement from PA to MD. After I applied online, my temp license was assigned within 48 hours. My permanent license however was assigned a few days before the 60 day period ended.

Wow, it was that easy for you? Nice! Due to my PA residence, they wouldn't even talk to me until I was fingerprinted for MD. Glad that process is over, and wish PA would just join the compact already!! I now hold active licenses in three states! :no:

ls0529

ls0529

Specializes in operating room. Has 26 years experience. 1 Post

hi INDNurse88,

I am moving to baltimore and applied for maryland RN license by endoesement and a temporary license. I have a NJ RN license in good standing. I cannot find out the status of my application. I have checked the Marylands board site daily and cannot find out my status. I applied on February 25, 2020. They took my full payment at that time. I completed the background check and had my fingerprints done and sent to the correct place through a company recommended by the board employee when I visited the maryland board of nursing facility in February. I don't know where to turn to get information regarding at least my temporary license so I can start applying for a position. it seems you got your temporary license quickly. how and where did you find this information? how do I find the status of my application? It only says that my application is complete and I see only a transaction number not any license number. thanks for any help you can give me

Dani_Mila, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Progressive Care, Sub-Acute, Hospice, Geriatrics. Has 4 years experience. 381 Posts

On 3/28/2020 at 1:42 PM, ls0529 said:

hi INDNurse88,

I am moving to baltimore and applied for maryland RN license by endoesement and a temporary license. I have a NJ RN license in good standing. I cannot find out the status of my application. I have checked the Marylands board site daily and cannot find out my status. I applied on February 25, 2020. They took my full payment at that time. I completed the background check and had my fingerprints done and sent to the correct place through a company recommended by the board employee when I visited the maryland board of nursing facility in February. I don't know where to turn to get information regarding at least my temporary license so I can start applying for a position. it seems you got your temporary license quickly. how and where did you find this information? how do I find the status of my application? It only says that my application is complete and I see only a transaction number not any license number. thanks for any help you can give me

You can go to the MBON website and click on "look up license". This is how I found out about my active license