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  • Georgia Nurse License, Renewal and Verification Information

    Georgia nursing licenseAs one of the leading states with the highest demand for nurses, there are many opportunities for nurses in Georgia.

    If you want to launch your nursing career and need help getting your Georgia nursing license, fill out the form to the right and let our NursesRx experts guide you through the Georgia nursing license process.

    Below is everything you need to know about the Georgia nurse license, Georgia nursing license verification, and Georgia nursing license renewal processes.

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    How to Get a Georgia Nurse License

    Before you start your application, keep these important Georgia nurse license requirements in mind. 

    • $40 for a Georgia nursing license by exam application
    • All individuals must pass the NCLEX exam ($200)
    • $75 fee for a Georgia nursing license by endorsement application
    • If you are applying for your Georgia nursing license by endorsement, you must have worked 500 hours in the 4 years proceeding your application, graduated from a nursing program in the past 4 years, or complete a reentry program.
    • You must complete a criminal background check. It is recommended that you complete a background check before you submit your application.

    *Please note that Georgia is a compact nursing state. As a member of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, you can work in other nursing compact states with your Georgia multistate nursing license.

    Georgia Nursing License Verification

    Nurses can check the status of their application here and you can complete the Georgia nursing license verification process online here.

    Georgia is a NURSYS participating state, so you can get free updates on your Georgia nursing license status using Nursys e-notify.

    Georgia Nursing License Renewal

    Once you have your Georgia nursing license, it is important to make sure you are renewing it to keep it active. This is what you need to know about the Georgia nursing license renewal process: 

    • $65 renewal fee
    • Georgia nursing licenses last 2 years
    • You can renew your license online
    • Continuing education requirements can be satisfied by any of the following: 30 continuing education hours, verification of competency and 500 hours worked by employer, completion of reentry program, maintenance of certification or recertification by body recognized by the board, completion of academic program related to nursing
    • RN licenses expire on January 31st of even or odd years

    Additional Information and Links

    Georgia Board of Nursing

    237 Coliseum Drive

    Macon, Georgia 31217

    Website: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/45 

    Phone: 478-207-2440 or 844-753-7825

    Email: nursing@sos.ga.gov 

  • Get Your Georgia Nursing LIcense

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