Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and CEO of CGFNS International, Inc. was interviewed by Sigma Theta Tau during a meeting for its Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON).

Beginning in 2014, Sigma convened a core panel of visionary global nurse leaders to identify global health issues that will advance global health, specifically noting those related to a voice and vision for nursing and midwifery. This panel, GAPFON, seeks to provide evidence on the value of nursing, and to participate in and influence health policy, nursing leadership and practice, education, and the global health agenda. Dr. Shaffer was selected as a member to represent CGFNS.

“I congratulate Sigma Theta Tau and the sponsors that have indeed brought together GAPFON and brought together all of us as organizations without setting any boundaries or borders but asking us just to be who we are and what we do and bring together as a collective and respect for one another,” Dr. Shaffer said.

Watch the full video on Sigma Headquarters’ YouTube channel. For more information about GAPFON, visit the Sigma website.

About CGFNS International, Inc.
Founded in 1977, to provide credentials analysis for nurses seeking migration, CGFNS International, Inc., based in Philadelphia, is an immigration-neutral not-for-profit organization proudly serving as the world’s largest credentials analysis organization for the nursing and allied healthcare professions. CGFNS International is an NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). For more information, visit