Georgia Nursing Certification and Licensing
Nursing Licensing in Georgia
Nurses in Georgia can expect to earn at least $30,000 in their first year as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and at least $60,000 as a registered nurse (RN). Nursing jobs are available in nursing homes, hospitals, schools,and any place where medical treatment is offered. Nurses will provide support of many types to patients in need. This support can come in the form of personal care, wound care, or medication dispensing. Nurses also fill supervisory roles in healthcare facilities. Supervising nurses are most often RNs (registered nurses), though there are occasions where an LPN will fill a supervisory role- especially when overseeing CNAs. Nurses may also be responsible for the training of student nurses.
Online Nursing Courses for Georgia Residents
While there are many websites and television commercials that claim to offer nursing training online, this is not so. No online course is recognized, in the state of Georgia, as a legal way to fully obtain a nurse's license or training. Prerequisite classes may be taken online.
Georgia Nursing Schools
Every college that offers nursing training will have their own required courses and length of training. Some may be exactly the same, while others may vary slightly. All college courses must abide by the rules set forth by the state's board of nursing. No college may offer nursing courses without the course having the approval of the board of nursing.
Georgia Licensing Requirements
After training, the student must sit for what is often called 'the boards'. The official name for the test is National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and is given in every state. To take the test the applicant must pay a $200 fee and wait for notification that they are able to take the test. Every 24 months a nurse must renew their license.
Georgia Licensing Fees
In Georgia, there is a $40 license fee.