Georgia Board of Nursing – Licensing and Contact Information

Georgia Board of Nursing

If you want to become a nurse in Georgia, you should know more about the Board of Nursing in this state.

What Does the Board Do?

In Georgia, the Board of Nursing oversees practicing nurses but not only.

This is a list of other Board responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the integrity of the public health, safety, and welfare
  • Issuing licenses
  • Renewing the credentials
  • Ensuring the candidates meet the requirements
  • Imposing disciplinary actions
  • Promulgating the rules and regulations
  • Maintaining accurate records

You’ll need a license if you want to become a:

  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs)

Getting Approval to Take the NCLEX

Becoming a nurse is possible only if you pass the NCLEX.

The NCLEX is an exam not only recognized in the US but also in Canada and Australia.

This exam for future nurses is organized by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, through Pearson Vue.

There are a series of steps one must take to ensure they can take this licensing test.

These include:

  • Graduate from a training program
  • Sign up with Pearson Vue
  • Pay the fees
  • Apply for the license
  • Fill out the online application
  • Have a clean criminal record

If you obtained your license in a different state, you already passed the NCLEX.

In this case, you need to obtain your Georgia nurse license through endorsement.

Renewing Your License

The nursing personnel that needs to renew their licenses must complete some hours of continuing education.

This is a nationwide requirement.

In Georgia, individuals must use the CE Broker to keep track of the completed hours.

This is a different site than that of the Board and requires you to create an account.

There are no charges in this regard.

The CE Broker website is used by the Board for audits regarding this aspect.

There are many providers of continuing education classes, with some being free of charge, while others do charge a fee.

License renewal includes paying the renewal fee online.

For all of these actions, you’ll need to create an account on the site of the Board.

Once you meet all the renewal credentials, you can print the new license.

Individuals also have the option to renew their licenses in an old-fashion way, by calling 478-207-2440.

You’ll receive the application form by mail, but this process can last up to a month and you risk having to pay more.

How To Do A License Lookup

To verify the license of a nurse in Georgia, you must access the link.

We can’t access this website, so we can’t really explain how the process goes.

You can also try this link for the same purpose:

On this site, you have the option to look up the licenses of either individuals or companies.

For individuals, you’ll need the following information:

  • The person’s name
    • First and last names go in different fields
  • The license name
  • The license type
  • The license status
  • The city
  • The state

Additionally, you’ll also have to prove you’re not a robot.

When looking up the license of a facility, you’ll need:

  • The name of the facility
  • The license number
  • The license type
  • The license status
  • The city
  • The state

Here too, you must prove you’re a human.

It’s possible not to know or be certain of the full name of a person or facility.

You can use an “*” sign after the first few letters that can be common for more names.

This page has a link to file a complaint as well.

In some cases, the NURSYS system can also be used to look up and verify the license of a nurse.

Georgia Board of Nursing Contact Information

If you need to go to the Board of Nursing in Georgia, you must travel to 237 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217.

This is also the address when you need to send mail to the Board.

This is the Board’s phone number: +1 844-753-7825.

The board also has a fax number: 877.371.5712.


There are several other resources available for nurses in Georgia to help them out on their careers, including:

  • Georgia Board of Nursing
  • The Georgia Nurses Association
  • Georgia Board of Nursing Licensed Practical Nurses

One Comment
  1. Avatar for sherri coffey sherri coffey

    My name is Sherri Lea Coffey. I have held a Georgia RN160906 license since 2002. I have been a nurse in good standing since 1987. On my renewal application, I accidently checked that I am not a citizen. A mistake on my part. I was born and raised in Fergus Falls,MN. on Sept 28, 1961. I have emailed the board twice regarding this situation, but I have not received a response. My Georgia license expires in Janurary 2023. please advise.

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