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Georgia Board of Nursing

Renew Your License Today!

- Registered Nurses whose license expires on January 31, 2015

- Licensed Practical Nurses whose license expires on March 31, 2015

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

Licensure Status: Active Renewal Pending

Have you confirmed your license renewal?  What is the current status of your license?  Please use the online "Licensure Search" feature to confirm that your renewal has been completed.  Be sure to check the current status and the license expiration date.  If the information does not reflect that your license is "Active" with an expiration date of January 31, 2017 then your renewal has not been completed.

If a licensee submitted a renewal application on or before January 31, 2015, the license status should change to “Active-Renewal Pending” while the staff awaits the submission of the required renewal documentation. “Active-Renewal Pending” does not mean that the license has lapsed, is inactive or invalid. O.C.G.A. §50-13-18(b) states the following:

- (b) When a licensee has made timely and sufficient application for the renewal of a license or for a new license with reference to any activity of a continuing nature, the existing license does not expire until the application has been finally determined by the agency and, in case the application is denied or the terms of the new license limited, until the last day for seeking review of the agency order or at a later date fixed by order of the reviewing court.

Please note that all renewal documentation (for licensees who submitted a renewal application on or before January 31, 2015) must be submitted/postmarked by January 31, 2015. Any documents received/postmarked after that date will not be reviewed, the license will be lapsed and the licensee will be required to complete the reinstatement process.

Mandatory Reporting

The Georgia Board of Nursing is pleased to announce that, as of July 1, 2014, mandatory reporting is now in effect.  For more information please click here.


E-Notify is now available in Georgia!  Nursys E-Notify is an 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!


In November 2013, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) received the designation of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer OrganizationIn support of NCSBN’s mission, this designation is for the purpose of developing and promoting increased recognition and voluntary adoption of standards of excellence in the regulation of nursing practice through nurse licensure and competency assessment throughout the U.S. and its territories. 

NCSBN's Standard's Development Committee (SDC) has developed a standard for criminal background checks for nurse licensure and is asking for public comment about this standard from January 22, 2015 through March 5, 2015. 

You may access the standard by going to

Seeking Qualified Applicants

The Georgia Board of Nursing is currently seeking qualified applicants for several positions.  For more information about each position please click on the links below:

Nursing Education Consultant

Legal/Disciplinary Nurse Consultant

Ebola Virus Disease Information

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is continuing to update guidance for licensed nurses in Georgia regarding Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which includes links to some key reference documents.  Because of the evolving nature of the outbreak in West Africa and its impact on the U.S., DPH will update the guidance periodically.  The intent of this guidance is to highlight key points regarding Ebola preparedness with which all nurses in Georgia should be familiar.  To view the document as well as other guidance documents produced or recommended by the Department of Public Health, go to

The Georgian Nurse

The Georgia Board of Nursing is pleased to announce the publication of a quarterly magazine for nurses in Georgia.  The Georgian Nurse is published by the Board and provides information regarding education, licensure, practice and discipline issues.  Copies of The Georgian Nurse are mailed to every healthcare facility in Georgia and electronic copies are emailed to every licensee with an active email address on file with the Board.  To view the most recent edition of The Georgian Nurse click here.


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