CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in the Philippines who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Philippine 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 Philippine 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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Filipino Nursing Workforce – At Home & Abroad
Filipinos have been a crucial participant in the American healthcare workforce, especially in the field of nursing. Historically, the United States has been a major destination for nurses trained in the Philippines and choosing to work abroad. They are the largest group of foreign-born nurses working in the United States, and CGFNS handles more Filipino credential evaluations that any other nationality.
There are over 500,000 nurses in the Philippines who are all certified registered nurses.
There are over 1.9 million people born in the Philippines living in the United States, and over 1 million more Americans of Filipino descent.
States with large Filipino communities include:
In the U.S., over 15% of the more than 3.7 million registered nurses in the United States are foreign-born and many 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.