License by Endorsement in GA, How long did it take? - page 4

by quiteone

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i was just wondering if anyone has got there rn license transfer to georgia, by endorsement, recently. how long did they take to issue you a license? on the application it states 15 business day but i called gabon, and they... Read More


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    :angryfire

    I am a foriegn nurse and i had been asked to undergo CFNS CES once again even though i have my CGFNS,NCLEX with VisaScreen done. All the above said does the same process.

    I was informed after 30th business day.
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    Quote from Suzanneyoulike
    Thanks. I've applied to the VA and I've applied to the North Carolina BON. I was told by Georgia that I could endorse with 1800 hours of RN experience...or do that preceptorship. I really don't expect Georgia to do anything more with my application.
    If GA BON requires RN experience before endorsement, I find that number of hours way too much from the cited requirement in their downloadable form, # 16 item (employment history)
    http://sos.georgia.gov/acrobat/PLB/3...rsement%23.pdf
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    Quote from quiteone
    GABON, they have different requirements for LPN & RN. I just go my RN last month, was a new qrad and they didn't required clinical/work hours,ONLY if you are a new grad. BUT, I got my license through SC first then I applied for endorsement through GA.

    When I got I finished with LPN school, back in 2006, I applied through GABON to take my license there because I was planning on moving to GA from SC. They denied me because my school clinical hours didn't match up with theirs. Soooo what I had to do to get around it is first take the nclex-pn through the state of SC, then after I passed, applied for endorsement throught GA and they accepted it and got my license throught GA.

    So if your are a new grad coming form any other states its best to apply through your home state first, then endorse through GA because if not you would have a hard time getting a license with them.
    I remember you were the one who advised me to call the GA BON to inquire about RN work experience before applying for endorsement because you were approved without the said requirement. That's on the other thread/forum I made. I did call the GA BON and I was told that I will just indicate on my application form "newly licensed".
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    Quote from Suzanneyoulike
    I passed the NCLEX the June 29th. I had my application in the mail to Georgia within a day or two.
    Did you apply by endorsement as RN or LPN?
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    Mine took a little over 3 weeks. LPN endorsement from another US state. The paperwork is a bit much, but you can't miss anything or it could delay it. Thank you GBON.
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    Hi,

    Could you please let me know how you handle that "documentation to determine qualified alien status.'? I am having non-immigrant visa.So I am afraid they won't endorse my lisence because of that. Please let me know. Thank you very much.

    Mao


    Quote from amutha23
    :angryfire

    I am a foriegn nurse and i had been asked to undergo CFNS CES once again even though i have my CGFNS,NCLEX with VisaScreen done. All the above said does the same process.

    I was informed after 30th business day.
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    Quote from quiteone
    GABON, they have different requirements for LPN & RN. I just go my RN last month, was a new qrad and they didn't required clinical/work hours,ONLY if you are a new grad. BUT, I got my license through SC first then I applied for endorsement through GA.

    When I got I finished with LPN school, back in 2006, I applied through GABON to take my license there because I was planning on moving to GA from SC. They denied me because my school clinical hours didn't match up with theirs. Soooo what I had to do to get around it is first take the nclex-pn through the state of SC, then after I passed, applied for endorsement throught GA and they accepted it and got my license throught GA.

    So if your are a new grad coming form any other states its best to apply through your home state first, then endorse through GA because if not you would have a hard time getting a license with them.

    Hello,
    I know that it has been a year since this post but I find myself in a similar situation.
    I took the NCLEX on June 4 in Georgia and failed. Now I am wondering if I should re-take it in another state and endorse my license in GA, OR, just wait the 90 day period.
    I have a potential job lined up that will start mid-August. It's a RN Residency so they may be more flexible with the time but I just dont know.
    It seems like licensure by endorsement in GA takes forever and it may just be a good idea to wait.
    If anyone has some good advice please let me know. Thanks.
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    I am also curious what is going on these days and how loing it takes. I have my NCLEX scheduled in my home state in mid July and would need to be recognized in GA by August. It doesnt seem like this is going to work out. Ugh.
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    Can I jump in here with a lengthy vent?
    Plus, there is a method to my madness. You know how it is when you stare at a problem so long, you cannot seem to find the solution? That is how it has been for me, and I would greatly appreciate ANY ideas!
    Last year, my first mistake was deciding to move to Georgia to be closer to family without having my GA license in hand. I applied for licensure by endorsement and waited and waited and waited. Four months of still pending and getting run-around answers, I left and went to work in another state. (I have had a compact license for over three years.)
    The time has come again to try to go back to Georgia because that what makes the most sense. I want to be closer to my family for my kids sake.
    I found out from the GBON my license is still pending because I did not graduate as an LPN. The program I was in was an ADN program and after one year, you received a Certificate of Nursing which allowed you to sit for the boards and become licensed. I did all that and have worked as an LPN since, but it's not good enough for Georgia. Their solution, go back to school and get a diploma. I found out this morning that since it's been so long since I went to school, I would have to repeat the entire thing!! I do not have the time, money nor stamia for something like that.
    I'm frustrated and out of ideas.
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    OMG!!! our school had the same option over a year ago but dropped it because we never came back (I wonder why!!) I am so glad I never took that option.

    SO I guess moving closer to family is out of the question huh......


    Quote from thehimlady
    Can I jump in here with a lengthy vent?
    Plus, there is a method to my madness. You know how it is when you stare at a problem so long, you cannot seem to find the solution? That is how it has been for me, and I would greatly appreciate ANY ideas!
    Last year, my first mistake was deciding to move to Georgia to be closer to family without having my GA license in hand. I applied for licensure by endorsement and waited and waited and waited. Four months of still pending and getting run-around answers, I left and went to work in another state. (I have had a compact license for over three years.)
    The time has come again to try to go back to Georgia because that what makes the most sense. I want to be closer to my family for my kids sake.
    I found out from the GBON my license is still pending because I did not graduate as an LPN. The program I was in was an ADN program and after one year, you received a Certificate of Nursing which allowed you to sit for the boards and become licensed. I did all that and have worked as an LPN since, but it's not good enough for Georgia. Their solution, go back to school and get a diploma. I found out this morning that since it's been so long since I went to school, I would have to repeat the entire thing!! I do not have the time, money nor stamia for something like that.
    I'm frustrated and out of ideas.


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