CGFNS International, Inc. is the leading credentials evaluation organization for nurses educated in the United Kingdom who want to practice nursing in the U.S.
As the leading credentials evaluation organization for British 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 British 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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Working in the U.S. as a Nurse from the United Kingdom
Nurses trained in the United Kingdom have an advantage when applying to work in the United States. Most foreign-educated applicants have to take an English language proficiency test. For nurses educated in the United Kingdom, their English-based training fulfills that requirement.
There are over 517,000 nurses currently working in the UK. 82 percent, or over 423,000, are registered nurses, while the rest are nursing associates.
People born in the UK make up over 248,000 of the nearly 2.5 million residents of the U.S. with British descent or ties.
States with large British 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.