Philadelphia—CGFNS International, Inc., the world’s largest credentials analysis organization serving the nursing and allied health care professions, and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) have entered into a strategic partnership to examine nursing education with a global perspective.
A joint Memorandum of Understanding details how CGFNS and OADN will collaborate to explore issues surrounding nursing education in a globalized world. As part of the partnership, CGFNS will deliver workshops and presentations at OADN’s annual meetings. In addition to providing these opportunities, OADN will organize webinars focused on nursing education, the global workforce, human resources for health and other related topics. Both organizations have also agreed to collaborate on additional initiatives as they unfold.
“This MOU represents the formal strengthening of the relationship between CGFNS and OADN,” said Dr. Franklin Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and CEO of CGFNS International. “CGFNS’ greatest strength has always been its relationships and so we welcome this initiative to broaden and deepen our relationship with the nursing education community within the United States as well as globally.”
OADN CEO Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN stated, “We are very excited to formalize our relationship with CGFNS to develop and work on projects related to the global nursing environment. In today’s world it is imperative that we are inclusive in nursing and have a keen understanding of the profession and the healthcare needs around the world. OADN looks forward to the collaboration with CGFNS.”
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977 to provide credentials analysis for nurses seeking migration, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, is an immigration-neutral, not-for-profit organization with NGO consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. CGFNS International continues to expand its expertise and spheres of influence in order to better serve the global health community through programs and services that verify and promote knowledge-based practice competencies.
Founded in 1984, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is the premier organization and national voice for providing advocacy for associate degree nursing, continually present and active in trends and issues impacting nursing education and workforce. With over 50 percent of nurses beginning their education at the community college, associate degree nursing remains a vital entry point into the profession of nursing.