CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in Japan who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Japanese 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 Japanese 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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Japanese Nursing Workforce – At Home & Abroad
Japan has seen incremental growth in the number of employed nurses. It also boasts a strong per capita that continues to rise. Nursing programs in Japan graduate over 50,000 annually.
Over 440,000 Americans are of Japanese descent, and over 310,000 Japanese-born citizens reside in the U.S.
States with large Japanese 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.