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Chapter 410-3 LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT

Rule 410-3-.01 Licensure by Endorsement (RN)

(1) An applicant for licensure by endorsement, including a military spouse and a transitioning service member as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-1-34(a), who is licensed as a registered nurse in another U.S. state, territory or district must submit the following:
(a) A complete application containing data required by the board attesting that all information contained in, or referenced by, the application is complete and accurate and is not false or misleading;
(b) The required application processing fee which is not refundable;
(c) Completed registration as required by the Board to cause the submission of a criminal background check as required by O.C.G.A. § 43-26-7(c)(5);
(d) Official transcripts documenting graduation from an approved nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-26-3(1.2) prior to passing the licensing examination recognized by the Board;
(e) Verification of licensure from the original licensing jurisdiction which documents one of the following:
1. Prior to July 1982-a score of 350 on each of the five parts of the SBTPE;
2. Prior to February 1989-a minimum score of 1600 on the NCLEX-RN
3. February 1989 and after, must have achieved a passing report on the NCLEX-RN;
(f) Verification of current, active licensure in another US state, territory or district;
(g) Documentation of one of the following within four years immediately preceding the date of application:
1. Five hundred (500) hours of licensed practice as a registered nurse as documented on the verification of employment form provided by the Board;
2. Graduation from a nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. §§ 43-26-3(1.2) or 43-26-7(e); or
3. Completion of a Board approved reentry program as defined in Rule 410-4-.03.
(h) Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and
(i) Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.
(2) An application is active for one year after which a new application and fee are required.
(3) An applicant who is under investigation for possible violation of the Nurse Practice Act may not be issued a license until the matter is resolved to the satisfaction of the Board. The license may be denied or sanctioned despite the applicant meeting all other criteria for licensure.

Rule 410-3-.02 Licensure by Endorsement (LPN)

(1) An applicant for licensure by endorsement, including a military spouse and a transitioning service member as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-1-34(a), who is licensed as a licensed practical nurse in another U.S. state, territory or district must submit the following:
(a) A complete application containing data required by the board attesting that all information contained in, or referenced by, the application is complete and accurate and is not false or misleading;
(b) The required application processing fee which is not refundable;
(c) Completed registration as required by the Board to cause the submission of a criminal background check as required by O.C.G.A. § 43-26-36.1;
(d) Official transcripts documenting graduation from an approved nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-26-32(1.1) prior to passing the licensing examination recognized by the Board;
(e) Verification of licensure from the original licensing jurisdiction which documents one of the following:
1. Prior to July 1982-a score of 350 on the SBTPE;
2. Beginning October 1982 to September 1988-a minimum score of 350 on the NCLEX-PN
3. October 1988 and after, must have achieved a passing report on the NCLEX-PN;
(f) Verification of current, active licensure in another NCLEX jurisdiction;
(g) Documentation of one of the following within four years immediately preceding the date of application:
1. Five hundred (500) hours of licensed practice as a licensed practical nurse as documented on the verification of employment form provided by the Board;
2. Graduation from a nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. §§ 43-26-32(1.1); or
3. Completion of a Board approved reentry program as defined in Rule 410-4-.04.
(h) Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and
(i) Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.
(2) An application is active for one year after which a new application and fee are required.
(3) An applicant who is under investigation for possible violation of the Nurse Practice Act may not be issued a license until the matter is resolved to the satisfaction of the Board. The license may be denied or sanctioned despite the applicant meeting all other criteria for licensure.

Rule 410-3-.03 [Repealed]

Rule 410-3-.04 [Repealed]

Rule 410-3-.05 [Repealed]

Rule 410-3-.06 [Repealed]

Rule 410-3-.07 [Repealed]

Rule 410-3-.08 [Repealed]

Rule 410-3-.09 [Repealed]

Rule 410-3-.10 [Repealed]

Rule 410-3-.11 [Repealed]