Helpful Links and Resources

Need additional help?

Below are additional links that may assist you

State Boards of Nursing

The requirements for obtaining a license to practice as a nurse differs in each U.S. state and may change without notice. Please contact the board of nursing in the state where you wish to practice to obtain the latest information and to verify current licensure requirements.

CGFNS International services required or accepted for licensure by examination

U.S. Government Agencies

U.S Government agencies can help you understand your immigration rights and responsibilities, your options regarding your own healthcare, and the latest news on laws and regulations concerning employment in the United States.

Below are four important agencies.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

Professional Nursing Organizations

Professional nursing organizations can assist you by offering knowledge on the healthcare system and by connecting you with other professionals.

Below are two important organizations.

American Board of Nurse Specialties (ABNS)

American Nurses Association (ANA)

Immigration Attorneys and Organizations

Immigration attorneys and organizations can be of great help with immigration related issues.

Below are three important organizations.

American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)

American Bar Association (ABA)

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Educational and Credentials Organizations

Educational organizations can provide you with learning opportunities and continuing education options. Credential organizations will be necessary for the evaluation and validation of your academic and professional credentials.

Below are three important organizations.

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST)

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)

Other Professional Organizations

If you are a foreign-educated healthcare professional, there are helpful links and resources available for those currently practicing or working towards practicing in the United States.

Below are four useful resources.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Additional Resources

Helpful links with research on the national health system; latest news on immigration laws and regulations; recruitment protocols and code of ethics; and general information on the health professions.

Below are six important resources.


International Centre on Nurse Migration

International Council of Nurses

National Association for Healthcare Recruitment

Recruitment Code of Ethics

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