April 2, 2020: Pre-Licensure, Post-Graduation Employment

Updated May 20, 2020

Dear BSN and CNL Degree Candidates,

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on delaying NCLEX testing, the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) published new policy statements regarding employment of Nursing Graduates (NGs) between graduation from UMSON and RN licensure. Normally, the MBON allows 90 days of employment before NGs must pass the NCLEX and achieve licensure. Due to the state of emergency we face, the MBON will allow employment to continue after the 90 days ONLY if there have been no unsuccessful NCLEX attempts.  

You can review NG duties and licensure information here.

Your employer may request an official transcript to prove degree completion. To request a transcript, visit the UMB Office of the Registrar website.


Larry Fillian
Associate Dean, Student and Academic Services