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Frequently Asked Questions
You may apply for licensure by examination, endorsement or reinstatement.
Applications are typically reviewed in less than fifteen business days. Applications are reviewed on a first in/first out basis. To ensure the most efficient processing time, please submit a complete application using the instructions contained in the application packet.
Applicants who failed the exam must submit a paper application for reexamination.
Applicants must pass NCLEX-PN within five (5) years of the date of graduation from a nursing education program.
The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses does not currently offer inactive status to licensees.
All address changes
must be reported to the Board within 30 days after the change (Board Rule 400-2-.12). When
making address changes please remember to update your email address. Changes may be submitted by clicking here.
You must apply for licensure by endorsement. Please click here for information regarding the endorsement process.
March 31, 2017, registered nurses will be required to submit documentation of
continuing competency as a condition of licensure renewal. The Board is
currently discussing the regulatory provisions for this act and will begin
publishing information in the next few months.
The Board will review any reentry information once the reentry program information is provided on the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses refresher forms and an active application is on file. Please view the following information regarding reentry programs:
The Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses does not provide legal advice regarding specific scope of practice questions. Please click here to view the "Scope of Practice Decision Tree." When used in conjunction with Georgia law and Board rules most individuals are able to answer their questions with relative ease.
It is important to remember that nurse must practice within the scope and knowledge of his or her training and according to the policies and guidelines of his or her facility.
Please submit your request by email to email@example.com; by
fax to 877-371-5712 or by mail to 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia
31217. Please be sure to include your name, license number, social
security number, your new name, and a copy of the legal documentation
granting the name change.