What is the ISPN® Program?

ISPN® measures the nursing knowledge of first-level nurses (RNs) against international standards.  The ISPN® Program consists of two components: 1) an initial verification of first-level, general nurse status; and 2) passing the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®.

Who Participates in the ISPN® Program?

The International Standards for Professional Nurses (ISPN®) Program is for internationally educated nurses seeking to validate their nursing education against international standards. Nurses who participate must reside in the country in which the program is offered (currently China, Indonesia, South Korea).

ISPN® Program in China

Nurses residing in the People’s Republic of China are able to validate their nursing knowledge against international standards to enhance their professional status at home and abroad.
In November 2009, CGFNS International administered the first ISPN® Program in China.

The next examination will be administered on Saturday, March 17, 2018. 

Click HERE for Detailed Information on the Upcoming March 17, 2018 Examination

Contact China Health International Consulting Co., Ltd.:

E-mail: ispn@cgfnsch.org

Official Website: www.cgfnsch.org

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ISPN® Program in Indonesia

Nurses living in Indonesia can now validate their nursing knowledge against international standards to enhance their professional status at home and abroad. The program is designed for first-level general, or registered nurses who have been educated outside the US and wish to validate their nursing education against international standards.

CGFNS International, in collaboration with the International Test Center in Jakarta, will administer the first International Standard for Professional Nurse (ISPN®) program in Indonesia on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

The application process must be completed by January 15, 2018. Application deadline extensions will be considered and granted on case-by-case basis.

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Contact International Test Center:

E-mail: info@itc-indonesia.com

Official Website: www.itc-indonesia.com

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ISPN® Program in South Korea

Nurses living in South Korea can now validate their nursing knowledge against international standards to enhance their professional status at home and abroad. The program is designed for first-level general, or registered nurses who have been educated outside the US and wish to benchmark their nursing education against international standards.

CGFNS International, in collaboration with the Korean-American Educational Commission in South Korea will administer the first International Standard for Professional Nurse (ISPN®) program in South Korea on March 17, 2018.

The application process must be completed by January 31, 2018. Application deadline extensions will be considered and granted on case-by-case basis.

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Contact International Test Center:

E-mail: cgfns@fulbright.or.kr

Official Website: www.cgfns.kr

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Required Documents for the ISPN® Program differ by country. Click on link below for more information.

PHOTO

To complete your ISPN® application, you will need to upload a passport-style photograph.

Technical Requirements

Your photograph must be:

JPG FILE TYPE

LESS THAN 5MB

SQUARE (51mm X 51 mm)

IN FULL-COLOR

Click for Passport Photo Tips and Best Practices (courtesy of U.S. Department of State)

  • Sized such that the head is between 1″ (25mm) and 1 3/8″ (35mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis:
    • Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
    • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
    • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
    • If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo.
    • Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)
    • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Source: U.S. Department of State – http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html

CGFNS QUALIFYING EXAM®

CGFNS Qualifying Exam for the ISPN® Program differ by country:

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ?

Visit the online CGFNS Certification Program Support Forum.