If you were denied a RN license by endorsement due to the national accreditation (not regionally accredited) of your nursing program please read:
Please contact the offices of the three senators that wrote the amended bill 43-26-3 that stated that an approved nursing program has to be regionally accredited (not nationally accredited). Tell them you are a RN being denied a license in Georgia. Ask them if they know the difference in accreditation process and standards. Tell them it is your right to be employed according to your education status. Tell them that no other state would deny you. Email them and phone their offices. Let them know who this law affected. When I contacted them I was told that I was the only nurse to call and complain about the bill. They were unaware that nurses were being denied.
The senators are Mitch Seabaugh of the 28th, Don Balflour of the 9th, and Jim Butterworth of the 50th district. You can find their information on the internet. Unfortunately, Mr Seabaugh and Mr. Balflour have left the senate but their office is still there to pick the phone up. They will respond.
I have also contacted Governor Dean who appointed these men to their positions. He read through my information and has contacted the secretary of state, Mr. Kemp to follow up.
I had luck with two legislatures willing to look into the bill and possibly amend it in January when they go back to session but need others to voice their concerns as well. There is strength in numbers and if everyone denied a license is willing to send out emails or phone calls then we can get this bill amended to be fair.