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Recruitment #17-005482-0008




DHMH, Maryland Board of Nursing, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This executive level position reports directly to the thirteen member Board, with the responsibility for the leadership, administration, direction and operation of the Board of Nursing to achieve its mission. This position requires extensive experience in the management of personnel, multi-million dollar budgets, and regulatory functions of nursing.  This position requires a high level of analytical skills for the leadership and supervision of all Board regulatory programs. This position is required to ensure the operational efficiency of the MD Board of Nursing (MBON), and maintain its consistency with the MBON's strategic plan, the Nurse Practice Act (NPA), and the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). The Executive Director is responsible for the overall administration of Board processes under the authority and oversight of the Maryland Board of Nursing. These processes include: the licensure, certification, compliance, regulation, education, stakeholder outreach, and management of information systems, as they relate to the practice of nursing.  


Qualified candidates must possess a Master's Degree in nursing or a related field and six (6) years of experience in health services, healthcare administration, or professional experience, including three (3) years at the executive level of management.  Applicants must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland Board of Nursing.


The successful applicant should have advanced knowledge of professional nursing practice in an executive or specialty area, as evidence through certification; such as Certified Executive Nursing Practice (CENP), Nurse Executive Advanced - Board Certified (NEA-BC), or Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).  At least one of the aforementioned certifications are required within 18 months of hire.  Five years of management level experience as defined as; program development, implementation, and evaluation including supervision of middle-management level staff is preferred. A doctoral degree may substitute for two years of management experience.


Applicants must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland Board of Nursing. A copy of your license, license verification or license number and expiration date must be attached to your application.


This is a management service recruitment.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.  Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.