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

State Board of Nursing CGFNS services required or accepted for REGISTERED NURSES CGFNS services required for accepted for LICENSED PRACTICAL OR VOCATIONAL NURSES Secondary school evaluation required for CES report Website
Alabama CP and CES CES Yes Link
Alaska CES or CP CES No Link
America Samoa No CGFNS requirement No CGFNS requirement N/A
Arizona CES, VS or CP CES or VS No Link
Arkansas CES and English, CP or VS CES Yes Link
California - RN CES may be accepted N/A N/A Link
California - LPN, LVN N/A CES may be accepted N/A Link
Colorado CES and English CES and English No Link
Connecticut CP and CES CES No Link
Delaware CP and CES CES may be accepted Yes Link
Florida CES CES Yes Link
Georgia - RN CES or CP N/A Yes Link
Georgia - LPN N/A CES Yes Link
Guam CP, CES may be accepted N/A Yes Link
Hawaii CES or CP CES No Link
Idaho CES or CP CES may be accepted No Link
Illinois CES, VS or CP CES or VS Yes Link
Indiana CP Yes Link
Iowa CES and English or CP CES and English No Link
Kansas CES CES No Link
Kentucky VS VS Yes Link
Louisiana - RN CP N/A No Link
Louisiana - LPN N/A No CGFNS requirement N/A Link
Maine CES or CP CES Yes Link
Maryland CES CES LPN only Link
Massachusetts CES, CP or VS CES or VS No Link
Michigan CES and English or CP CES and English No Link
Minnesota CES or CP CES No Link
Mississippi CP or CES CES No Link
Missouri CES or CP CES No Link
Montana CP CES No Link
Nebraska CP CES Yes Link
Nevada CES CES LPN only Link
New Hampshire CP or CES CES No Link
New Jersey CES and English or CP CES and English Yes Link
New Mexico CES CES No Link
New York CVS CVS No Link
North Carolina CES or VS CES or VS No Link
North Dakota CP, CES may be accepted CES may be accepted No Link
North Marianas Islands No CGFNS requirement, CES may be accepted No CGFNS requirement Yes Link
Ohio CES CES No Link
Oklahoma CES, VS or CP and transcripts CES LPN only Link
Oregon CES, CP or VS CES or VS No Link
Pennsylvania CP and transcripts CES may be accepted LPN only Link
Puerto Rico No CGFNS requirement No CGFNS requirement N/A
Rhode Island CP CES No Link
South Carolina CES CES Yes Link
South Dakota CP CES Yes Link
Tennessee CP CES Yes Link
Texas CES CES No Link
Utah CP and CES CES No Link
Vermont CES, CP may also be required CES Yes Link
Virgin Islands CP No CGFNS requirement Yes Link
Virgina CES and English, or CP CES and English Yes Link
Washington CES or CP No CGFNS requirement No Link
Washing DC (District of Columbia CP, CES may be accepted N/A LPN only Link
West Virginia - RN CP N/A Yes Link
West Virginia - LPN N/A CES may be accepted Yes Link
Wisconsin CP CES and English Yes Link
Wyoming CP CES No Link
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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

AcademyHealth

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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