Georgia

Welcome to the Peach state!


" The Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) is an agreement between states that allows nurses to have one license but the ability to practice in other states that are part of the agreement.

Originally developed in 2000, by 2015 the license had grown to include 25 states. To help streamline the process for nurses the Enhanced Nursing Licensure Compact (eNLC) was implemented in 2018 and included standards for licensure which the originally compact license was lacking.

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Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it’s citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.

Endorsements

Renewal

To apply online for renewal visit the Professional Licensing Login page.

Continuing Competency

Starging January 31, 2016, RNs must complete continuing education and competency requirements. Be sure to complete the continuing education requirements before 31 January if your license expires in that month. Keep your continuing education documents in case you are audited. Failure to provide the documents will result in an incomplete renewal application.

Georgia provides five options for license renewal

Click here for more details.

The Georgia Board of Nursing’s acceptable provider list can be found here.

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

Mailing Address Georgia Board of Nursing 237 Coliseum Drive Macon, Georgia 31217 For more information, visit the Georgia Board of Nursing web site The Professional Licensing Boards Division can be contacted at 478-207-2440. You may send fax information to 877-371-5712. Emails may be sent to nursing@sos.ga.gov. It may take up to ten business days to receive a reply via email.


FAQ

Click herefor the Georgia Nursing Board’s continuing competency FAQ.

Click herefor Georgia Board of Nursing’s general FAQ.


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