Applicants for initial nurse licensure or initial APRN authorization by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (Board) must comply with the “good moral character” (GMC) requirement specified at Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, sections 74, 74A and 76. The Board requires applicants who answer “yes” to questions related to criminal or disciplinary history to provide specific documentation for GMC evaluation.

The following materials are designed to help applicants navigate the evaluation process:

Licensure Policy Number 00-01
The Board’s policy on Determination of Good Moral Character Compliance

Information Sheet
Includes frequently asked questions and other important information for applicants

CORI Acknowledgement Form


This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.