CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in Jamaica who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Jamaican 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 Jamaican 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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Jamaican Nursing Workforce – At Home & Abroad
Jamaica has seen the number of nurses working in the country fluctuate over the past decade. Nurses trained in Jamaica 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.
There are over 2,300 nurses currently working in Jamaica. In that cohort, over 80 percent are nursing professionals.
Over 650,000 people born in Jamaica live in the United States, and over half a million Americans of Jamaican descent also reside in U.S.
States with large Jamaican 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.