Sylvia Hart, founding Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee (UT), passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the age of 87. Hart, a past president of CGFNS International, Inc.(CGFNS), served two terms as President of CGFNS. Current CEO, Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI said, “I was fortunate to […]

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Philadelphia, PA; March 31, 2016 On Thursday, March 10, 2016, President Barack Obama and the First Lady, Michelle Obama, welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, PC, MP, of Canada and Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau to the White House. CGFNS International’s Chief Executive Officer, Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI was invited to attended the arrival […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2016 Chicago – The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN),, enhanced NLC has received a letter of support from CGFNS. This organization joins a list of more than 25 others that recognize that nursing care in the 21st century must be dynamic and fluid across state boundaries […]

On February 10, 2016, the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) held a reception for the inaugural Congressional Nursing Caucus that opened crucial dialogue as participants explored and discussed how American Nurses Heal the Nation through Science. FNINR, the advocacy organization advancing the mission of the National Institute of Nursing Research, highlighted […]


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CGFNS International is the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for nursing and a globally recognized authority on credentials evaluation of the education, registration and licensure of nurses and health care professionals worldwide. Two officers were re-elected and a new trustee was elected to its Board of Trustees. CGFNS International Board of Trustees’ elected officers for […]