CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in Brazil who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Brazilian 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 Brazilian 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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Brazilian Nursing Workforce – At Home & Abroad
Brazil has built one of the largest nursing workforces in the world. There are over 2.1 million nurses working in Brazil. In that group, over 1.6 million are nursing associates while the rest are nursing professionals.
About half a million Brazilians live in the United States. Two-thirds of the population was born outside the United States.
States with large Brazilian 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.