Georgia Board of Nursing

Georgia Board of Nursing

Board of Nursing Georgia is located at Macon, GA. The Board consists of 8 members appointed by the Governor from professional nursing and public. The board has the responsibilities for the regulation of RPN and APRN. The representing members of the board include 7 registered professional nurses and advance practicing registered nurses, and one consumer member.


GA Nursing Board Meetings are held at the Office of Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division office in Macon, Georgia. The Board meetings are open and GA citizens are allowed to attend the meeting procedures. The information about the meeting dates, time and location can be obtained through the Board website, where the information is posted.

The Board of Nursing Georgia monitor, oversee, and regulate state rules and regulations for the nursing practice standards and education standard, nursing schools, Licensures and licensing requirements, License renewal, and implementation of disciplinary process for the practice violation.

The Georgia Board of Nursing in its meeting of May 2010 voted to start the process of recognizing Clinical Nurse Specialists as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse group by January 1, 2012 as recommended by Advance Practice Registered Nurse Committee.

The GA Board of Nursing has also promulgated rules and regulations for certain nursing practices, where prescribed tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) must be assigned by Registered Nurses. The reasons for such promulgation was deemed necessary due to the increase in the practice of unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) and their cares in health care facilities have resulting in a risk to the public safety.

The consumer complaints against licensee practice, behavior and law violation can be submitted in writing to the Board and after investigation, any sanctions may be imposed as felt necessary by the Board.

Any Licensee, Applicant and Public can avail online and offline services offered by the Board for the following:

  • Licensure information
  • Duplicate license
  • Licensure by Endorsement
  • License Renewal
  • Reinstatement of License
  • Applications for Board Approved Schools
  • Check the licensure application status
  • Local, state, national and international graduates Application for Licensure by Exam
  • Repeat Examination Licensure
  • Information on Nursing Education Program
  • Application for Licensure for Authorization (APRN)
  • Download Forms & Board Updates
  • Standard of Practice
  • Application for Reinstatement
  • Fees schedule
  • Change of Address
  • Background Check and Finger print check
  • APRN information
  • GBON Approved Nursing Education Program Directory
  • Roster Request Form


Board of Nursing Georgia

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
(478) 207-2440

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