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cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant must pass the licensing examination within a three year period from the date of graduation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant whose period of eligibility has expired must reestablish eligibility as a duly qualified applicant by enrolling in and graduating from an approved nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-3&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-26-3</a>(1.2).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for licensure by examination who have graduated from a Board approved program as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-3&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-26-3</a>(1.2) must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The required application processing fee which is not refundable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completed registration as required by the Board to cause the submission of a criminal background check as required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(b)(4)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(b)(4)</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Official transcripts documenting graduation from an approved nursing education program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is active until the exam is taken or for one year, whichever comes first, after which a new application and fee are required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant who passes the licensing examination and 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/410-2-.02" name="410-2-.02" title="410-2-.02">Rule 410-2-.02 Graduates of Nontraditional Nursing Education Programs (RN)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board-recognized licensing examination is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), for which a passing result must be achieved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant must pass the licensing examination within a three year period from the date of graduation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant whose period of eligibility has expired must reestablish eligibility as a duly qualified applicant by enrolling in and graduating from an approved nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-3&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-26-3</a>(1.2).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for licensure by examination who have graduated from a nontraditional nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(e)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(e)</a>must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The required application processing fee which is not refundable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completed registration as required by the Board to cause the submission of a criminal background check as required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(b)(4)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(b)(4)</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Official transcripts documenting graduation from a nontraditional nursing education program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants who do not meet the requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(b)(2)(B)(ii)(I)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(b)(2)(B)(ii)(I)</a> must complete a Board approved, post graduate preceptorship as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(b)(2)(B)(ii)(II) through (V)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(b)(2)(B)(ii)(II) through (V)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the discretion of the Board, a temporary permit may be issued to an applicant for the purpose of practicing nursing as a part of a Board approved preceptorship as provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-26-7</a>. The temporary permit shall be effective for a period of six months from the date of issuance and may be renewed only one time for an additional six month period.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is active until the exam is taken or for one year, whichever comes first, after which a new application and fee are required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant who passes the licensing examination and 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.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the purposes of this rule, the terms below are defined as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Board" means the Georgia Board of Nursing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Clinical experience" or "clinical practice" means the "hands on" clinical practice of nursing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Health care facility" means an acute care inpatient facility, a long term acute care facility, an ambulatory surgical center or obstetrical facility as defined in Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=31-6-2&amp;title=31#" target="_newtab">31-6-2</a>, and a skilled nursing facility so long as such skilled nursing care facility has 100 beds or more and provides health care to patients with similar health care needs as those patients in a long term care acute care facility.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Preceptorship" means a program of clinical experience or clinical practice approved by the Board and arranged by the applicant in which the applicant gains a stated number of hours of clinical experience or clinical practice in a health care facility as required by Georgia law. Preceptorships shall be under the close supervision of a registered professional nurse where such applicant is transitioned into the role of a registered professional nurse and the applicant performs duties typically performed by registered professional nurses. Except as otherwise provided in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(b)(2)(B)(ii)(II)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(b)(2)(B)(ii)(II)</a>, a preceptorship shall be in an acute care inpatient facility or a long-term acute care facility; provided, however, that the board may authorize a preceptorship in other facilities to obtain specialized experience in certain areas. The preceptorship shall have prior approval of the board, and successful completion of the preceptorship shall be documented in writing by the preceptor stating that, in his or her opinion, the applicant has exhibited the critical thinking abilities, clinical skills, and leadership abilities necessary to practice as a beginning registered professional nurse.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Preceptor" means a registered nurse licensed by the Georgia Board of Nursing who: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Has a minimum of eighteen months experience in an acute care practice setting; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Has no history of disciplinary action with any licensing board.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Nontraditional Nursing Education Program" means a nursing education program that has been approved by the Board and meets all the requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(e)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(e)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.02(9)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Year" means a minimum of 1800 hours. For example, one year of clinical experience or clinical practice means a minimum of 1800 hours of clinical experience or clinical practice.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/410-2-.03" name="410-2-.03" title="410-2-.03">Rule 410-2-.03 Graduates of International Nursing Education Programs (RN)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board-recognized licensing examination is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), for which a passing result must be achieved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant must pass the licensing examination within a three year period from the date of eligibility for graduates of nursing education programs located outside of the United States.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant whose period of eligibility has expired must reestablish eligibility as a duly qualified applicant by enrolling in and graduating from an approved nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-3&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-26-3</a>(1.2).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for licensure by examination who have graduated from nursing education programs located outside of the United States must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The required application processing fee which is not refundable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completed registration as required by the Board to cause the submission of a criminal background check as required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(b)(4)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(b)(4)</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification from the licensing agency of current licensure as a registered nurse in another territory, province, state, district, or country;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Transcripts documenting graduation from a registered nursing education program. Transcripts must be in English or accompanied by a certified English language translation directly from the school, another licensing board, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Credential Evaluation Service Professional Report from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or the equivalent which verifies that the applicant: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Has the educational credentials equivalent to graduation from a governmentally accredited/approved, post-secondary general nursing program of at least two academic years in length;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Received both theory and clinical education in each of the following: nursing care of the adult which includes both medical and surgical nursing, maternal/infant nursing, nursing care of children, and psychiatric/mental health nursing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Received initial registration/licensure as a registered nurse in the country where the applicant completed general nursing education; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(f)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Is currently licensed as a registered nurse.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has achieved a minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based) on the TOEFL exam, unless a substantial portion of the applicant's nursing program of study, as determined by the Board, was conducted in English.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants must provide documentation of completion of one of the following options within the four years immediately preceding the date of application: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Verification of five hundred (500) hours of licensed practice as a registered nurse in another jurisdiction during the four years immediately preceding the date of application;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(h)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Verification of completion of a Board approved reentry program as provided in Rule 410-4.03.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(4)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If curricular deficiencies are identified by the Board, an official transcript which documents passing grades in the courses must be submitted by an approved education program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is active until the exam is taken or for one year, whichever comes first, after which a new application and fee are required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant who passes the licensing examination and 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/410-2-.04" name="410-2-.04" title="410-2-.04">Rule 410-2-.04 Licensure by Reexamination (RN)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for licensure by examination who fails the examination must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The required application processing fee which is not refundable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completed registration as required by the Board to cause the submission of a criminal background check as required by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-7&amp;title=43#43-26-7(b)(4)" target="_newtab">43-26-7(b)(4)</a>; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.04(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is active until the exam is taken or for one year, whichever comes first, after which a new application and fee are required.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/410-2-.05" name="410-2-.05" title="410-2-.05">Rule 410-2-.05 Licensure by Examination (LPN)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board-recognized licensing examination is the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), for which a passing result must be achieved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant must pass the licensing examination within a three year period from the date of graduation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant whose period of eligibility has expired must reestablish eligibility as a duly qualified applicant by enrolling in and graduating from an approved nursing education program as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-32&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-26-32</a>(1.1).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for licensure by examination who have graduated from a Board approved program in Georgia as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-32&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-26-32</a>(1.1) must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The required application processing fee which is not refundable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Official transcripts documenting graduation from an approved nursing education program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for licensure by examination who have graduated from a Board approved program as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-26-32&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-26-32</a>(1.1) located outside of Georgia must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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, and the required application processing fee which is not refundable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Official transcripts documenting graduation from an approved nursing education program determined by the Board to be comprised of substantially the same course of study as provided in Rule <a title="410-9-.06" href="410-9-.06">410-9-.06</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is active until the exam is taken or for one year, whichever comes first, after which a new application and fee are required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.05(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant who passes the licensing examination and 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/410-2-.06" name="410-2-.06" title="410-2-.06">Rule 410-2-.06 Licensure by Examination - Graduates of International Practical Nursing Education Programs (LPN)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board-recognized licensing examination is the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), for which a passing result must be achieved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant must pass the licensing examination within a three year period from the date of eligibility for graduates of nursing education programs located outside of the United States.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant whose period of eligibility has expired must reestablish eligibility as a duly qualified applicant by enrolling in and graduating from an approved nursing education program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for licensure by examination who have graduated from nursing education programs located outside of the United States must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The required application processing fee which is not refundable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification from the licensing agency of current licensure as a licensed practical nurse in another territory, province, state, district, or country;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Transcripts documenting graduation from a practical nursing education program. Transcripts must be in English or accompanied by a certified English language translation directly from the school, another licensing board, or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Credential Evaluation Service Professional Report from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) or the equivalent which verifies that the applicant: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Has the educational credentials equivalent to graduation from a governmentally accredited/approved, post-secondary general nursing program of at least one academic year in length;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Received both theory and clinical education in each of the following: nursing care of the adult which includes both medical and surgical nursing, maternal/infant nursing, nursing care of children, and psychiatric/mental health nursing;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Received initial registration/license as a practical nurse in the country where the applicant completed practical nursing education; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(f)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Is currently registered/licensed as a practical nurse.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has achieved a minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based) on the TOEFL exam, unless a substantial portion of the applicant's nursing program of study, as determined by the Board, was conducted in English.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants must provide documentation of completion of one of the following options within the five years immediately preceding the date of application: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Verification of five hundred (500) hours of licensed practice as a practical nurse in another jurisdiction during the four years immediately preceding the date of application;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(h)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Verification of completion of a Board approved reentry program as provided in Rule 410-4.02.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(4)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If curricular deficiencies are identified by the Board, an official transcript which documents passing grades in the courses must be submitted by an approved education program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is active until the exam is taken or for one year, whichever comes first, after which a new application and fee are required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.06(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant who passes the licensing examination and 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.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/410-2-.07" name="410-2-.07" title="410-2-.07">Rule 410-2-.07 Licensure by Reexamination (LPN)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for licensure by examination who fails the examination must submit the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.07(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.07(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The required application processing fee which is not refundable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.07(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> 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; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.07(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.07(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="410-2-.07 (2)"> (2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An application is active until the exam is taken or for one year, after which a new application and fee are required.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/410-2-.01" name="410-2-.01" title="410-2-.01">Rule 410-2-.01 Graduates of Approved Nursing Education Programs (RN)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/410-2-.02" name="410-2-.02" title="410-2-.02">Rule 410-2-.02 Graduates of Nontraditional Nursing Education Programs (RN)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/410-2-.03" name="410-2-.03" title="410-2-.03">Rule 410-2-.03 Graduates of International Nursing Education Programs (RN)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/410-2-.04" name="410-2-.04" title="410-2-.04">Rule 410-2-.04 Licensure by Reexamination (RN)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/410-2-.05" name="410-2-.05" title="410-2-.05">Rule 410-2-.05 Licensure by Examination (LPN)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/410-2-.06" name="410-2-.06" title="410-2-.06">Rule 410-2-.06 Licensure by Examination - Graduates of International Practical Nursing Education Programs (LPN)</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/410-2-.07" name="410-2-.07" title="410-2-.07">Rule 410-2-.07 Licensure by Reexamination (LPN)</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 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