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Georgia Board of Nursing
The Georgia Board of Nursing was created by an act of the General Assembly on August 22, 1907 and is responsible for the regulation of registered professional nurses, advanced practice registered nurses and registered nursing education programs. The Board consists of eight members appointed by the Governor: seven registered professional nurses and one consumer member. The Board develops rules and regulations that set the standards for nursing practice and education, provide the minimum qualifications for licensure, and ensure that the disciplinary process is implemented in a fashion that guarantees due process and public protection.
Board meetings are open to the public and are generally held at the Office of Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division located at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia. Meeting dates, time and location are posted on this website.
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, 2016 then your renewal has not been completed.
If a licensee submitted a renewal application on or before January 31, 2014, 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 prior to January 31, 2014) must be submitted/postmarked by January 31, 2014. 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.
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.