Thanks in advance for your answers
I recently graduated an LPN program in Georgia. I have defaulted federal student loans from a previous private school I attended, which I did not get to finish, and did not result in a job. I have not been able to pay them, and my credit has long since been destroyed. I have never had credit as an adult.
I thought I was finally getting somewhere by graduating from the nursing program, but I need to know how this will affect my chance at taking the NCLEX-PN specifically within Georgia.
From my understanding right now, I can still take the NCLEX-PN, as long as Pearson-VUE receives their money. I called the GA BON, and they said it would be up to the Dept. of Education to revoke my nursing license, after I receive it. So, if I understand this correctly, I can take the NCLEX-PN, become officially licensed, but then if I don't make arrangements to get my loans out of default, they will possibly yank my license down the road?
If anyone has any experience with this, or any specific knowledge of Georgia's rules, please let me know! I need to go ahead and take the NCLEX-PN before I forget the material, and the test itself is stressful enough on it's own.