If you're a registered nurse in the state of Georgia, the Secretary of State's office says you have to renew your license by Feb. 8.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp says about 3,500 nurses still need to submit their secure and verifiable documents for license renewal. This provision is part of a 2011 law requiring applicants to submit proof of U.S. citizenship or qualified alien status. The most common forms of those documents include a driver's license or your birth certificate.
Those who didn't submit those items in full can expect to see an "active renewal pending" status on their application. As soon as you send in those documents, your license will be activated for the next period.
St. Joseph's Candler says they're right on schedule to get their nurses renewed. Secretary Kemp says if your application says pending, do not be alarmed.
"It doesn't mean license has been revoked. It's just pending approval, and as long as individuals made the application before the deadline they won't be lapsed." Kemp said.
"We had approximately 600 nurses to have renewal of their licenses this year at St. Joseph's Candler and we are down to five that are in that pending status. So, we should have this finished by the end of the week," Melissa Kennedy said.