Georgia Nursing License

Why take a travel nursing assignment in Georgia? It's a land of opportunities with it's bustling economy and growing population. That means it's a rapidly evolving healthcare industry, with all kinds of nursing jobs available throughout the state. Georgia is a dazzling mosaic of rich cultural influences, dramatic history, incredible natural beauty and entrepreneurial spirit. Need we say more?

Our friendly team at Onward Healthcare are standing by to help you find your next Georgia travel nursing job and help you navigate through the licensure process. Whatever type of assignment you are looking for in Georgia, we can help you get there.

About the Georgia License Process

The Georgia Board of Nursing licenses registered nurses by examination, endorsement, and reinstatement. The examination is for new graduates who do not yet hold an active license in another state. An 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.

Additionally, Georgia is part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). 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.

How to Apply for 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 the 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.

The Fees Include:

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

How to Renew Your Georgia Nursing License

All Georgia nursing licenses expire on 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 the current application.

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


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