Hi! I just got my GA license by endorsement which took about 2,5 months. I think the process is self-explanatory. I have no idea about Nursys, so I am skipping this question.
First step, I sent the application itself. I included the following papers: letters from employers from HR saying where I worked and the total number of hours, the college transcript, the consent which comes with the form, notarized signature which you get for free from your bank. No need for your marriage license unless it affects the name change. So, I sent the copies of driver's license and my green card copy. If you are US citizen, a copy of your passport if you have it. Also copy social security card. So, I mailed all these documents first.
I didn't tell my manager I am moving, but just went to HR and asked them to fiil out the paper for work verification, it was no problem.
Then I registered for fingerprints and got them done. Make sure to register online first before getting your blue cards fingerprints, because you need to include your registration number on your blue cards for fingerprints. They ask for 2 blue cards just in case, I did 3, but used only 1! So, it was just waste of money. My recommendation is to get just 1 blue fingerprint card, in case they can't use it if your fingerprints are bad, you'll go and get the second and save yourself 20$. So, I sent fingerprints separately a couple of weeks later when all initial documentation was processed.
Another thing you need is the proof of your current license. You request it from the board of your state through their website and they have to to send to Georgia. That's it.
All your steps are in this document
And yeh, you are on hold forever and you have to listen to some kind of southern music
But, I called everyone involved, such as GA Board of Nurses, IL Board to make sure they verified my IL license and Cogent. I called all these places couple times to make sure all my documents are in and just to bug these people because you have to!If you don't, the process will take forever! I learned it over years of applying and changing passports, citizenships, green cards, visas... what not!
It might seem frustrating, but it's not that bad, just follow instructions and call them to make sure all papers are in. Good luck!