CGFNS (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools ) International
is an immigration-neutral nonprofit organization, global recognized as
an authority on credentials evaluation of the education, registration
and licensure of nurses, health care and other professionals worldwide.
CGFNS International is comprised of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign
Nursing Schools, the International Commission on Healthcare Professions
and the International Consultants of Delaware.
CGFNS protects the public by ensuring that nurses and other health care
professionals educated in countries other than the United States are eligible
and qualified to meet licensure, immigration and other practice requirements
in the United States.
For that, CGFNS offers an important training programme named CGFNS Certification
Program (CP) to impart the necessary skills and competency required for
nurses to obtain registration / licensure as a nurse in the United States.
Other programs include the Credential Evaluation Service (CES) and the
Credential Verification Service for New York State (CVS-NY). CES reports
analyze the qualifications of multiple levels of nursing professionals
who are educated outside of the United States and who wish to pursue licensure
or academic admission in the United States. CVS-NY is the report analyzing
the educational qualifications of those who are applying for licensure
as a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, physical therapist, physical
therapy assistant, occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.