COVID-19 Guidance for Maryland Nursing Programs

The Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON), the Maryland Council of Deans and Directors of Nursing Programs, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIESS) and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) are providing guidance to nursing programs for nursing students to join the workforce in the fight against COVID-19.

Challenges for the Beleaguered Health Care Workforce During COVID-19

Governor Hogan Executive order on various health care matters *Note: expiration dates of nursing licenses are only extended to February 3, 2022.

Governor Hogan Executive order Augmenting the Emergency Medical Services Workforce.

AHA Legal Challenges at Supreme Court for CMS and OSHA vaccine mandates

Maryland hospitals urge lawmakers to address financial strain

ANA Deeply Concerned about CDC’s Updated Guidance, Urges Policymakers to Prioritize Health Care Workers’ Safety as Surge Continues

NCSBN Policy Brief on Unvaccinated Nursing Students

States banning Vaccine Mandates for Healthcare Workers

Early Exit for Maryland Nursing Students

ANA Infection Prevention and Control Free Series

Tri Council for Nursing COVID 19 Report-January 2021.

Free ANA Covid-19 Video Education Series
In these videos, you will learn about the unprecedented effort that is underway to quickly develop an effective and safe vaccine to protect against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis

SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVIDu201019, is challenging health systems around the world. Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is conducting a free course with Future Learn Effective Nursing in Times of Crisis

The course covers the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify key characteristics of COVID-19 and their effect on vulnerable populations
  • Evaluate approaches to strengthening health systems
  • Reflect on the impact of public health crises in your context
  • Describe the characteristics of effective healthcare interventions
  • Discuss the applications of data analytics in decision-making
  • Apply ethical frameworks to clinical practice in complex situations
  • Reflect on the role of leadership in responding to public health crises.

Learning Collaborative for Diversifying the Nursing Workforce

Re-Entry of Nursing Students to Clinical

Free ANA webinars for all Nurses

COVID Research

MBON COVID-19 Executive Orders

COVID-19 Update from Governor Larry Hogan: Frequently Asked Questions

Student Letter

Nursing Graduate Guidelines COMAR


Nursing Student Level of Competency


NSP II COVID-19 Call to Action

Maryland Responds for Medical Reserves

CCNE Statement on Coronavirus-Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs

Johns Hopkins University experts in global public health, infectious disease and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19.

NLN Coranvirus Resources for Educators

COVID-19 Health Data: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

For additional information contact : Dr. Emily Dow email at and Dr. Ann Mech at