CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in Kenya who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Kenyan 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 Kenyan 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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Kenyan Nursing Workforce – At Home & Abroad
Kenya’s numbers for nurses and nurses per capita have steadily risen over the past decade. Much of that can be attributed to good rates of new nursing graduates every year. Kenya currently has almost 600,000 nurses working in the country. Over 467,000 are nursing professionals, while the rest are nursing associates.
Over 61,000 Kenyans live in the United States, with about two-thirds born outside of the U.S.
States with large Kenyan 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.