CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in Australia who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Australian nurses seeking to practice nursing in the U.S., we’re the only organization that can provide trusted credentials evaluation, verification and certification services for each step of your journey: from immigration to licensure, education or employment to specialty certification.
Our trusted reports for Australian nurses provide immigration authorities, regulatory bodies, recruiters, employers and academic institutions with a comprehensive, accurate assessment of your qualifications compared to U.S. standards.
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Australian Nursing Workforce – At Home & Abroad
Australia has done well to incrementally increase the number of nurses working in the country, along with the per capita rate. Nurses trained in Australia can bypass the English testing requirement in the application process, as their English-based training fulfills the English Language Proficiency requirement. There are over 287,000 nurses working in Australia. They are all designated professional nurses.
Over 94,000 Australians are living in the United States, with those born in America slightly more than those born outside the country.
States with large Australian communities include:
In the U.S., over 15% of the more than 3.7 million registered nurses in the United States are foreign-born, many of whom completed their training in countries other than the U.S.
There is a nationwide shortage of nurses in the U.S. due to a growing and aging population and many nurses retiring, but the demand for nurses differs from state to state. Within each state, more nurses may be needed in either cities or in rural areas.
View information and requirements for internationally educated nurses by state using our Select Your Service by State tool.