Friday, September 29, 2006

What is CGFNS?

What is CGFNS?

(Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools)is a non-profit and immigration-neutral organization located in Philadelphia ,PA. They are dedicated to protecting the public by evaluating the credentials of foreign educated nurses and health care workers wishing to be employed in the U.S. to ensure that they are qualified to meet licensure, immigration and practice requirements.

Certification Program

There are two programs required by the majority of the Boards of Nursing throughout the U.S. require for licensing foreign educated nurses. The first one is the CP (Certification Program) which consists of three parts. The first is a review of the education, registration and licensure credentials of the candidate. The second is the CGFNS Qualifying Exam which tests nursing knowledge. The third is an English language proficiency exam. Once these items have been successfully completed, the candidate is awarded the CGFNS Certificate

Credentials Evaluation Service
The second program required is the CES. This is an analysis of the applicant's credentials to compare them to U.S. standards for education and registration/licensing requirements. This is also a verification of credentials process.

Additional Programs

There are additional components which are required by some states such as New York. For further information see the CGFNS web site. Testing dates, online applications, and other valuable information is also available at their web site.

Study Guides
If you are studying for the CGFNS exam you might find these study guides helpful.

Monday, June 19, 2006


CGFNS is Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, who want to work in USA and Canada as Registered Nurse, many states in Us they are asking the CGFNS.

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