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Q: States in USA who permit Registered Nurses from India without CGFNS ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: States in USA who permit Registered Nurses from India without CGFNS
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: peterhaidan-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 03 Jul 2006 09:08 PDT
Expires: 02 Aug 2006 09:08 PDT
Question ID: 742980
Several Nurses from India with knowledge of English and over 2 years
experience want to come to USA on work visa.
Which States do not require CGFNS exams ?
Subject: Re: States in USA who permit Registered Nurses from India without CGFNS
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 03 Jul 2006 11:59 PDT
Hi peterhaidan,

The following is the result of my research for states that do not
require a CGFNS certificate:

Currently these states (California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,
Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina)
do not require foreign registered nurses to obtain a CGFNS

After checking the individual websites for these states via
I found the following information:

"For individuals who have not moved to the US: the Board highly
recommends that the CGFNS exam be taken. This certification exam
determines the probability of being able to pass the US RN licensure

"A certificate from the Commission on Graduates from Foreign Nursing
Schools or other agency which indicates successful completion of

"All graduates of international nursing schools must have their
professional credentials (nursing education and professional licenses)
evaluated by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
(CGFNS). All international graduates must complete the CGFNS
Credentials Evaluation Service (CES)."

New York
"Foreign-educated applicants seeking a limited permit as a registered
professional nurse must also have their credentials verified by an
independent credentials verification organization and document
successful completion of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign
Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Certification program (the CGFNS examination
and the Test of English as a Foreign Language)."

Some sites that may be of interest to you:

Visa Law

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

Immigration Specialties

Nurse Immigration USA

Foreign Registered Nurses: Successful Landing In Turbulent Waters

Search criteria:
states do not require CGFNS exams

I hope the information provided is helpful. If you have any questions
regarding my answer please don?t hesitate to ask before rating.

Best regards,
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