What is CGFNS? CGFNS is the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing School.
It is a non-profit education organization that evaluates credentials and verifies the education of nurses and allied health professionals around the world through their Visa Screen and Certificate Programs.
They specialized in the registration and licensure of all
foreign nurses whether they are from English speaking countries or
In order to pass their credentialing requirements you must correctly answer seventy-five percent of the questions on the NCLEX (National Council Licensing Exam) or the CGFNS international qualifying exam.
The NCLEX is quite a challenge no matter which version you're taking, and it will require a good grasp of nursing concepts. So, study and prepare yourself.
Test takers will need a lot of study time in order to pass: a good study guide is essential to preparing for either version of the NCLEX, and you'll be pointed to study programs and guides available in this site.
In order to practice nursing in the United States, you must also pass an English proficiency exam, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), TOEIC (Test of English for International Communications), or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
One of these tests must be taken if your instruction and textbooks were not written or spoken in the English Language.
You will receive a Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing School International Certificate once your licenses are reviewed; you pass a qualifying exam for nursing knowledge, and pass a written English proficiency assessment.
Also, part of the Visa Application is the Work Visa Screen, in
which you are required to visit with a consular officer or attorney
general about your plans and why you wish to work in the United
You must also have the signature of the president and chief nursing officer of your place of employment to apply for a work visa. This is commonly termed a Visa Sponsor.
Most travel nursing companies have departments that can assist you with obtaining a visa sponsor.
After you have taken a nursing competency test, English language competency test, obtained a sponsor and have applied for your Work Visa Screen then you are well on your way to becoming a travel nursing RN.
Travel nursing RN jobs are not only financially rewarding, but it offers the best way to get around and visit the different parts of the United States.