The CGFNS, or Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools, is a valuable organization for international nurses at every stage of their career that are interested in working in the United States. CGFNS International is a non-profit organization whose interests lie in the education, licensing and registration of nurses and other healthcare professionals across the globe. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools works to validate nurses’ international qualifications and supports the international standards in education and regulation for all healthcare professionals. In this way, CGFNS helps international nurses and the public by maintaining high standards of qualifications and expertise.
In what way can CGFNS help you as an international nurse? CGFNS can assist if you are looking for a comparison of your course in your home country alongside a course in the US, in respect to standards and quality. The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools verifies the credentials of professional nurses from outside of the US to see if qualifications and experience meets the needs of a particular state in the US. There is also an option of receiving a report on your credentials for the purpose of pursuing higher education in the United States.
CGFNS also runs English language exams and qualification programs for nurses looking to work in the United States. And if you want to check your medical knowledge against the international standards, the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools provides a comprehensive service.