• How to get your nursing license in Georgia.

    How to Get a Nursing License in Georgia: Your Step-by-Step Guide

    Are you ready to dig into your slice of the travel nursing pie and get started on an assignment in “The Peach State?”

    American Mobile Healthcare can help you get started on a travel nursing assignment in the beautiful state of Georgia. Gorgeous old houses, Southern charm, friendly people, history, quaint cities and a bucolic countryside top the long list of Georgian attractions. Travel nurses also have the opportunity to visit bigger cities like Atlanta, Savannah or Augusta -- as well as smaller communities like Jonesboro and Columbus. Whatever type of assignment you are looking for in Georgia, we can help you get there.

    And don’t worry about the financial aspect. In most cases, American Mobile will reimburse you for the fees associated with obtaining your Georgia nursing license. Whether you are a newer nurse who is just launching your career or an experienced RN who is ready for a change of pace, Georgia could be the place for you!

    Read on to find out more about the nuances of obtaining your Georgia RN license and the steps involved.

    Getting Your Nursing License through the Georgia Board of Nursing - How to Apply for Georgia Nursing License

    The Georgia Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses by examination, endorsement, and reinstatement. Examination is for new graduates who do not yet hold an active license in another state. Endorsement is for candidates who have an active license in another state or jurisdiction. And finally, reinstatement is the licensing option for those who have been previously been licensed as an RN in the state of Georgia.

    Here is a high-level overview of documents needed for getting your Georgia nursing license:

    • Completed application
    • Signed photo taken within the last 6 months
    • Copy of a current and active out of state license for temp (endorsement, renewal or reinstatement only)
    • Verification of original and active license (endorsement or reinstatement only)
    • Verification of employment needed to demonstrate 3 months or 500 hours in the “practice of nursing” during the four years immediately preceding the date of application (endorsement, renewal or reinstatement only)
    • Fingerprinting results
    • Notarized reinstatement application for renewal (renewal)

    Please note, for the exam licensing process, applicants who graduate from Georgia Board of Nursing Approved Schools in the State of Georgia are not required to submit transcripts as part of the application process. Your nursing education program will submit the information to the Board electronically.

    Licensing processing fees to be aware of:

    • $60 application fee
    • $40 if by endorsement
    • $65 renewal
    • $90 reinstatement

    How Do I Renew My Nursing License in Georgia?

    All Georgia nursing licenses expire January 31 of even or odd numbered years. For renewal, the nursing applicant must be able to document three (3) months or 500 hours of licensed practice as a registered nurse or graduation from a nursing education program within the four years immediately preceding the date of current application.

    The state of Georgia does participate in the NURSYS verification process for renewals and endorsements.

    Georgia and the Nurse Licensure Compact

    In 2017, the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation to allow the Georgia Board of Nursing to join the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) so this state is one of the newer members to the compact. For more information regarding the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact or to convert your current Georgia license to a multistate license please review the Georgia Board of Nursing website.

    If you already hold an active NLC multistate license in another state, you can begin to practice in Georgia right away!

    Travel Nursing with American Mobile Healthcare - Get Your Georgia Nursing License for Free

    With major, award-winning hospitals and smaller community settings, Georgia is a healthcare mecca with opportunity for travel nurses around every corner.

    Ready to take your nursing career to Georgia? Simply fill out our American Mobile job application to get connected with a recruiter who can answer your questions and get you started!

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