CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in Ireland who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Irish 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 Irish 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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Irish Nursing Workforce – At Home & Abroad
Ireland has maintained a stable number of working nurses in the country, along with a steady per capita rate. Nurses trained in Ireland applying to positions in the United States do not have to sit for an English proficiency exam if their nursing program was taught in English.
While there are over 30 million Irish or Irish descendants living in the United States, under 250,000 were born outside the country.
States with large Irish 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.