CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in Lao PDR who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Laotian 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 Laotian nurses provide immigration authorities, regulatory bodies, recruiters, employers and academic institutions with a comprehensive, accurate assessment of your qualifications compared to U.S. standards.
Take the next step in your career with CGFNS.
Migrating to the U.S. as a Laotian Nurse
As of 2021, 13.6% of the population in the United States is foreign-born.
The U.S. States with the largest percentage of foreign-born populations are:
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)
Applying for Licensure in New York
Immigration to U.S. (Applying for an Occupational Visa)
Seeking Employment in the U.S.
Specialty Certification from ANCC, NLN, AONL
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