ISPN®: CGFNS International Standards for Professional Nurses Program®

What is the ISPN® Program?

ISPN® measures the nursing knowledge of first-level nurses (RNs) against international standards.  The ISPN® Program consists of two components: 1) an initial verification of first-level, general nurse status; and 2) passing the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®.

Who Participates in the ISPN® Program?

The ISPN® program is for foreign educated nurses seeking to validate their nursing education against international standards. Nurses who participate must reside in the country in which the program is offered (currently China, Indonesia, South Korea).

ISPN® Program in China

Nurses residing in the People’s Republic of China are able to validate their nursing knowledge against international standards to enhance their professional status at home and abroad.
In November 2009, CGFNS International administered the first ISPN® Program in China.

The next examinations will be administered on March 14, 2020, and November 14, 2020.

Projected Locations:

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Guangzhou
  • Wuhan
  • Zhengzhou
  • Chengdu
  • Weifang
  • Changchun

Contact China Health International Consulting Co., Ltd.:

E-mail: ispn@cgfnsch.org

Official Website: www.cgfnsch.org

ISPN® Program in Indonesia

Nurses living in Indonesia can now validate their nursing knowledge against international standards to enhance their professional status at home and abroad. The program is designed for first-level general, or registered nurses who have been educated outside the US and wish to validate their nursing education against international standards.

GFNS International, in collaboration with the International Test Center in Jakarta, will administer the ISPN® program in Indonesia on March 14, 2020, and November 14, 2020.

Projected locations – International Test Center (ITC) Indonesia

Plaza Sentral 17th Floor Jl
Jemdra; Sudirman Kav. 47
Jakarta
Jakarta Raya 12930

Application deadline extensions will be considered and granted on case-by-case basis.

Contact International Test Center:

E-mail: info@itc-indonesia.com

Official Website: www.itc-indonesia.com

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Required Documents for the ISPN® Program differ by country. Click on link below for more information.

PHOTO

To complete your ISPN® application, you will need to upload a passport-style photograph.

Technical Requirements

Your photograph must be:

JPG FILE TYPE

LESS THAN 5MB

SQUARE (51mm X 51 mm)

IN FULL-COLOR

CGFNS QUALIFYING EXAM®

CGFNS Qualifying Exam for the ISPN® Program differ by country. Click on link below for more information.

FEES

A fee of $350 includes:

  • Verification of license and transcript documents
  • The CGFNS Qualifying Exam
  • ISPN certificate for exam passers

You may pay online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover)

CGFNS International No Refund Policy: Before you apply to the ISPN Program in China, please be aware that CGFNS International has a “no refund” policy. Even if you do not meet the eligibility requirements, this policy is enforced. Please keep this in mind prior to submitting your application.

ISPN® Frequently Asked Questions

International Standards for Professional Nurses Program