The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) is a non-profit, internationally recognized leader in the education, registration and licensure of healthcare professionals worldwide. CGFNS protects the public in relation to evolving healthcare policies and standards of professional practice for migrating healthcare professionals.
CGFNS offers a Certification Program and Qualifying Exam, which most U.S. State Boards of Nursing require in order to be eligible to apply for licensure within that state.
The CGFNS Certification Program is a three-part program designed to predict an applicant's likelihood of passing the NCLEX-RN® examination and becoming licensed as a registered nurse in the U.S. The three parts of the program include:
Applicants must successfully complete all three parts of the Certification Program in order to earn the CGFNS Certificate. For more details contact the CGFNS Customer Service Department or visit the CGFNS web site at www.cgfns.org