The Georgia Association of School Nurses

Governor Nathan Deal Recognizes Georgia School Nurses!

 

Governor Nathan Deal issued a proclamation to declare May 10, 2017 as SCHOOL NURSE DAY in Georgia and acknowledged School Nurses at the state capitol on May 25th.  Governor Deal shared all students have the right to have their health needs safely met while in the school setting. School nurses are professional nurses that advance the well-being, academic success and life-long achievements of all students by serving on the frontlines and providing a critical safety net for our children. Healthy Georgia Children are our state’s most valuable asset and Georgia acknowledges school nurses throughout the state who meet the needs of our students by delivering health care in our schools. 

Thank you Governor Deal for supporting Georgia School Nurses!

 

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From the left:  Gail Smith, RN, CHOA; Tammy Green, RN, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School; Susan Murphy, RN, Murdock Elementary (Cobb County); Carol Martin, RN, Newton County; Lynne Meadows, RN, Fulton County; Governor Nathan Deal; Sara Kroening, RN, DPH; Krista Lowe, RN, DOE; Melanie Bales, RN, Cobb County; Barbara Ellis, LPN, Tapp Middle School (Cobb County) and Ravinder Goraya, RN, Hendricks Elementary (Cobb County).

 

 

A Message from the Georgia Board of Nursing

Licensed Professional Nurses with an expiration date of March 31, 2017 may now renew their licenses online.   Would you please share the message below with your membership so that nurses and employers may know that the LPNs can now renew their licenses? 

Dear Licensed Professional Nurses:

If your license expires on March 31, 2017, you may now renew your license.  Please visit http://www.sos.ga.gov/plb to renew. Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process. The online renewal process takes only a few minutes. After updating both your physical and your mailing addresses, and your email address, and answering the renewal questions, you may pay using your American Express, Mastercard, or Visa using our secure server.

RENEW NOW! Do not wait until the deadline.

The Georgia Board of Nursing uses CE Broker to track and verify compliance with continuing competency requirements. All licensees are to submit their CE in CE Broker regardless of whether or not you have been selected for audit.  Please visit CE Broker’s website at https://www.cebroker.com/ga/account_options, create your free account and follow the instructions to submit documentation of one of the required continuing competency options.  Remember, do not forward your CE documentation to the Board.  All documentation should be sent to CE Broker.  The Board will now review your records in CE Broker electronically when conducting renewal audits.

Submit your renewal online in minutes - just follow these quick and easy steps:

  • Visit the Georgia Online Licensing site at www.sos.ga.gov/plb (Free internet access is available at every Georgia Public Library)
  • Click on the License Renewal link to begin the renewal process.
  • Step-by-Step instructions can be found here: www.sos.ga.gov/plb/renewal_process.htm
  • Update your mailing and physical location addresses, phone number, e-mail address and answer the renewal questions. 
  • Pay your renewal fee(s) using your American Express, Mastercard, or Visa on our secure server.
  • Print your receipt of payment.
  • Verify your renewal online.
  • Print your license online.

If you choose not to renew online and would like to request a renewal form that will be mailed to your address on file with board, please call 478-207-2440.

Please note that renewing by mail may take up to 4 weeks to process after the completed renewal form is received. A late fee will be imposed if you renew after the expiration date of your license. You cannot practice after your license expiration date.

AVOID ADDITIONAL DELAY & LATE FEES BY RENEWING NOW!

Thank you very much for your business.

The Professional Licensing Board
Office of Secretary of State
 

If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thank you so much for your assistance!

 

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Durden, Director
Professional Licensing Boards Division
Office of Secretary of State, Brian P. Kemp
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
Phone:  478-207-1320

www.sos.ga.gov