CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in South Korea who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for Korean 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 Korean 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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South Korean Nursing Workforce – At Home and Abroad
The Republic of Korea has done well to build the country’s nursing base over the past decade. Over 373,000 nurses currently work in South Korea, with slightly more nursing professionals than nursing associates.
There are over 1.45 million Koreans living in the United States, with over a million born outside of U.S.
States with large Korean 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.