Emergency Temporary Permits

Pursuant to the authority in O.C.G.A. T. 43, Ch. 26 and consistent with the Governor’s Executive Order for a State of Emergency for Continued COVID-19 Economic Recovery, the Georgia Board of Nursing authorizes staff to review applications for temporary permits and to issue temporary permits to licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who have an active, unencumbered license in any other U.S. jurisdiction who are entering into the state to respond to the declared emergency. An unencumbered license means a license that is not currently on probation, monitoring, suspension, and/or does not have any other type of limitation including current participation in an alternative to discipline program. Additionally, Georgia is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). Any LPN or RN with a multistate license from another NLC jurisdiction may practice in Georgia using their multistate privilege. 

* The Governor has extended the State of Emergency to April 15, 2022. The emergency rule for these permits has been amended and the new expiration date is July 14, 2022.

**After April 15, 2022, the Board will no longer issue Emergency Temporary Permits.

Temporary Permits For New Graduates

An applicant for licensure by examination who has graduated from a Board-approved nursing education program since December 1, 2019, may be issued temporary permits for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses. For detailed information on temporary permit applications, please visit the Temporary Permits For New Nursing Graduates page>>

* The Governor has extended the State of Emergency to April 15, 2022. These temporary permits have an expiration date of May 26, 2022.

**After March 22, 2022, the Board will no longer issue temporary permits for recent graduates.

Temporary Permits for Nurses With a Lapsed or Inactive GA License

This temporary permit is issued in response to the Governor’s declaration of a Public Health State of Emergency for the sole purpose of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to practitioners who held a license issued by the Georgia Board of Nursing that has become lapsed or inactive within the five years prior to 22 January 2021. 

The Governor has extended the State of Emergency to April 15, 2022. These temporary permits have an expiration date of May 26, 2022.

**After March 22, 2022, the Board will no longer issue temporary permits for nurses with a lapsed or inactive GA license.

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