Working in the U.S. as a Nurse from India

CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in India who want to practice nursing in the U.S.

As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Indian 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 Indian 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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Indian Nursing Workforce – At Home & Abroad 

There are currently over 1.79 million registered nurses and midwives in India.

There are over 2.6 million Indian-born people living in the U.S. and over 4 million Indian Americans, making Indian Americans one of the largest and fasted growing ethnic groups in the United States.

States with large Indian American 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

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Applying for Licensure from a U.S. State Board of Nursing (taking the NCLEX-RN)

Immigration to U.S. (Applying for an Occupational Visa)

Specialty Certification from ANCC, NLN, AONL

Our VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment service is for health professionals who plan to apply for a visa to work in the U.S. as a nurse or one of eight other health professions.

The Credentials Evaluation Service for Professional® report demonstrates to employers, nursing boards, and other authorities how your education and experience compare to U.S. standards.

The Credentials Evaluation Service Academic® report can help demonstrate the merits of your education when compared to U.S. standards, as you pursue admission to an academic institution.

The CGFNS Certification Program® is for first-level registered nurses and may be required in your new state before you can take the NCLEX-RN to get a nursing license in the U.S. The Certification Program® also includes the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® that may help you determine how prepared you are to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure.

Our VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment service is for health professionals who plan to apply for a visa to work in the U.S. as a nurse or one of eight other health professions.

The Credentials Evaluation Service for Professional® report demonstrates to employers, nursing boards, and other authorities how your education and experience compare to U.S. standards.

The Credentials Evaluation Service Academic® report can help demonstrate the merits of your education when compared to U.S. standards, as you pursue admission to an academic institution.

The CGFNS Certification Program® is for first-level registered nurses and may be required in your new state before you can take the NCLEX-RN to get a nursing license in the U.S. The Certification Program® also includes the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® that may help you determine how prepared you are to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure.

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