Helpful Links and Resources

Finished your CGFNS International process? Need additional help?

Below are additional links that may assist you.


State Boards of Nursing

The requirements for obtaining a license to practice as a nurse differs in each U.S. state and may change without notice. Please contact the board of nursing in the state where you wish to practice to obtain the latest information and to verify current licensure requirements.

CGFNS International services required or accepted for licensure by examination

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Professional Nursing Organizations

In addition to staying abreast of changes that affect the health care industry, networking with other health care professionals is paramount to success. Nursing organizations can assist at each step.

American Board of Nurse Specialties (ABNS)

American Nurses Association (ANA)

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U.S. Government Agencies

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

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Immigration Attorneys and Organizations

With the complexities that are involved with US immigration it can be essential to have an expert to work with. The use of an immigration lawyer can be of great benefit to assist with extreme precision and detail.

American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)

American Bar Association (ABA)

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

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Educational and Credentials Organizations

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)

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Other Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

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Additional Resources


American Board of Nursing Specialties Nursing Certification Bibliography

International Centre on Nurse Migration

International Council of Nurses

National Association for Healthcare Recruitment

Recruitment Code of Ethics

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