Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-2-.05 - Licensure by Examination (LPN)

(1) The Board-recognized licensing examination is the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), for which a passing result must be achieved.
(2) An applicant must pass the licensing examination within a three year period from the date of graduation.
(3) 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. § 43-26-32(1.1).
(4) Applicants for licensure by examination who have graduated from a Board approved program in Georgia as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-26-32(1.1) 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;
(e) Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and
(f) Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.
(5) Applicants for licensure by examination who have graduated from a Board approved program as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-26-32(1.1) located outside of Georgia 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, and the required application processing fee which is not refundable;
(b) 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;
(c) 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 410-9-.06;
(d) Secure and verifiable documentation of United States citizenship or lawful presence in the United States as required by Georgia law; and
(e) Any additional information requested by the board needed to establish eligibility.
(6) 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.
(7) 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.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-2-.05
O.C.G.A. §§ 43-1-25, 43-26-31, 43-26-32, 43-26-35, 43-26-36, 43-26-36.1 and 43-26-37.
Original Rule entitled "Duties of Officers" was filed and effective on June 30, 1965. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule of the same title adopted. Filed November 15, 1966; effective December 4, 1966. Amended: Rule repealed. Filed March 18, 1976; effective April 7, 1976. Adopted: New rule entitled "Licensure by Examination (LPN)." F. Aug. 24, 2015; eff. Sept. 13, 2015.

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