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Georgia Board of Nursing

Renew Your License Today!

- Registered Nurses whose license expires on January 31, 2017

- Licensed Practical Nurses whose license expires on March 31, 2017

Please begin the license renewal process today! Click here for detailed instructions regarding the online renewal process.

Continuing Competency Requirements

Are you a registered nurse whose license expires January 31, 2017 or a licensed practical nurse whose license expires March 31, 2017?  Have you completed one of the required continuing competency options required by Georgia law?  Detailed information regarding the continuing competency requirements for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses is available here.  

If you have reviewed the continuing competency requirements and still have questions please take time to review the frequently asked questions available here.  Remember, all continuing competency documentation must be uploaded to CE Broker.

Online Application for New Graduates

Graduates of Georgia nursing education programs may view detailed instructions regarding the online application process and access the online application for licensure by examination by clicking here.

Substance Use Disorder Resources

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Board of Directors (BOD) voted to provide NCSBN courses “Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing” and “Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder” free of charge for all nurses and nursing students.  For more information about these and other resources click here. 

Attention Nursing Stakeholders

Please click here to view the Board's August 1, 2016 update of developments surrounding Secretary Kemp’s proposed change in Executive Director for the Board of Nursing. 

Secretary of State Brian Kemp

Please click here to view the August 2016 correspondence from Secretary of State Brian Kemp to Georgia nurses. 

FY 2016 Annual Report

At its July 20-22, 2016 meeting, the Board reviewed the FY2016 Annual Report.  A copy of that report is available by clicking here.  Additionally, the Board reviewed a list of highlights from its work during the last fiscal year.  A copy of that report is available by clicking here.


E-Notify is now available in Georgia!  Nursys E-Notify is a free and innovative nurse licensure notification system that allows you to receive real-time email notifications about nurses that you employ.  The system provides publicly available discipline data directly to you automatically as the data is entered into the Nursys database without you needing to proactively seek the information.  Click here for more information!


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