Ga senate bill 187 was passed today!!

  1. I am so thrilled the bill senate bill 187 passed today and this will change all new grads and future lives!!!
    http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/sum/sb187.htm
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   SunbabiLPN
    Congrats! Does this mean they will accept distance learning programs now?
  4. by   rn2bn11
    I'm excited about this change. I am a Georgia resident. Where in GA are you located? How many test do you have remaining?
  5. by   gnjoy
    I am in Powder Springs GA/
    I finished two yrs ago but i have been actively pushing this for my fellow students. It still has to be signed by the governer.. fingers crossed
  6. by   Pixie.RN
    Does this eliminate the preceptorship?
  7. by   rnlately
    Okay gnjoy:
    I've read the bill but give it to me in laymen's terms; by your excitement I know this must be something very good. I only have the CPNE left and I've submitted all of the documentation; just waiting on a date.
  8. by   gnjoy
    Quote from segalpn
    Okay gnjoy:
    I've read the bill but give it to me in laymen's terms; by your excitement I know this must be something very good. I only have the CPNE left and I've submitted all of the documentation; just waiting on a date.
    well basically it cuts the preceptorship for non lpn's ,paramedics and hospitalman with less than 1 yrs experience from 700 hrs to 350
    and those with one year experience dont have to do anything.
  9. by   gnjoy
    still waiting on the bill to be signed into law keep your fingers crossed
  10. by   rnlately
    I'm praying for it as well as have my fingers and toes crossed. If it does pass that means no preceptorship for me. It's hard not to get prematurely excited though.
  11. by   Pixie.RN
    So because I had 5 years of paramedic experience when I finished EC (not to mention I have nearly 5,000 hours as an RN!), I wouldn't have to do a preceptorship if I wanted to endorse my license into Georgia?

    This is cool ... I'm actually moving to Georgia, but with the Army, who recognizes EC.
  12. by   gnjoy
    Quote from LunahRN
    So because I had 5 years of paramedic experience when I finished EC (not to mention I have nearly 5,000 hours as an RN!), I wouldn't have to do a preceptorship if I wanted to endorse my license into Georgia?

    This is cool ... I'm actually moving to Georgia, but with the Army, who recognizes EC.
    LOL!!! Ummm yes..hahah.. oh wow welcome to my state!!! I am navy... where will your duty station be?
  13. by   Pixie.RN
    I'll be working in the ER at Ft. Stewart.
  14. by   rnlately
    Welcome to GA Lunah!!!! You are about a little over an hour away from where I live.

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Ga senate bill 187 was passed today!!