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Georgia Board of Nursing

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.

Continuing Competency Requirements

Are you a registered nurse whose license expires January 31, 2016?  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 take time to review the frequently asked questions available here.

Advanced Practice Committee Meeting

The Advanced Practice Committee of the Georgia Board of Nursing will meet on Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00am.  Interested parties are welcome to attend.  An agenda will be available online approximately one week prior to the meeting.

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.

Updated Position Statements

At its March 25-27, 2015 meeting, the Board updated and adopted the following position statements:

Administration of Intranasal Versed For Treatment of Signs and Symptoms of Acute Seizure Outside the Clinical Setting

Administration of Propofol, Etomidate and Neuromuscular Blocking Agents 

Family Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care Settings 

Use of Abstinence-Based Model for Recovery for Nurses with Substance Abuse Disorder

For a complete list of the Board's position statements please click on "Laws, Rules and Policies" and select "Position Statements."


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!

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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