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Education Consultant (Full-time Contractual)

Recruitment #24-004261-0005





Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21215

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full-time contractual position is to assist with data analysis, the evaluating and monitoring of RN and LPN nursing education programs to assure that the programs meet the standards and regulations of the Board of Nursing, the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) of the US Department of Education, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Adherence to school/program standards, policies, and regulations allows their graduates to sit for the national registered and practical nurse licensure examinations. This position coordinates the initial licensure process for both registered and practical nurse applicants with the exam team.  This position communicates research and qualitative/quantitative information about nursing education to interested parties and collaborates with a variety of groups and individuals regarding nursing education.

The primary role is to advise international applicants and their school/program about meeting Maryland and Federal Government regulation standards. The Nursing Program Consultant monitors and assist with research projects or special projects as required. The employee uses information provided by school/program annual reports, transcript evaluations, and licensure pass rates to assist with reports and making recommendations to the Board. 

Other duties assigned but not limited to:
  • licensure of registered nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) by examination 
  • approving RN & LPN education programs including site visits 
  • Commission on Graduates from Foreign Nursing Schools
  • alternating liaison to Deans & Directors of RN/LPN education 
  • practice and education


Education:   A Master’s degree in Nursing or a health-related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experiences as a Registered Nurse including one year of experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or health-related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as a Registered Nurse in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or teaching capacity for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Nursing classification or Nursing specialty codes in the Nursing field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


The desired candidate should possess:
  • Experience with understanding of the role of the nursing education program accreditation bodies: The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), The Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN), The National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education (NLN CNEA)
  • Experience with understanding how nursing accreditation differs from nursing education program Code of Maryland Regulations


1.Candidates for positions in this classification must possess a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing, 4140 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 or possess a current multi-state license in party states that candidates have declared as primary states of residence.

2.Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. 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. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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