Nurse Licensing: Foreign-Educated Nurse Information

 
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What you need to know

In addition to meeting all other licensure requirements listed on the application, graduates of foreign nursing programs must provide additional documentation as listed below.

Documents must be sent to our office directly from the Commission for Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), the Canadian licensing authority, or one of the approved Credentialing Evaluation Services.

Registered Nurses (RNs) by EXAMINATION:

ONE of the following is required:

  • Verification of completion of CGFNS Certification Program
    OR
  • Verification of completion of CGFNS Visa Screen Certificate
    OR
  • Official documentation of passing the Canadian Nurses' Association Examination or NCLEX-RN Exam in Canada

Registered Nurses (RNs) by ENDORSEMENT:

ONE of the following is required:

  • A Credential Evaluation Service (CES) report from an approved provider. The report must include your transcripts and verify that you graduated from a program equivalent to a U.S. registered nursing program. The CES report must be sent to our office from one of the four approved CES providers listed below.
    OR
  • Official documentation of passing the Canadian Nurses' Association Examination or NCLEX-RN Exam in Canada

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) by Examination or Endorsement:

The following is required:
  • A Credential Evaluation Service (CES) report from an approved provider. The report must include your transcripts and verify that you graduated from a program equivalent to a U.S. registered nursing program. The CES report must be sent to our office from one of the four approved CES providers listed below.
    OR
  •  Official documentation of passing the Canadian Licensing Exam or NCLEX-RN Exam 

   AND

  • Proof of having taken and passed an English Proficiency Examination

 

APPROVED CREDENTIAL EVALUATION SERVICES (CES):

Company Name & Contact Information
Required Form(s)

Educational Records Evaluation Services (ERES)
www.eres.com
Phone: (916) 921-0790
Form 100 Nursing Evaluation Form
Form 101 Academic Transcript/Records Request Form
Form 102 Nursing Licensure Confirmation Form

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
www.cgfns.org
Phone: (215) 349-8767
Credential Evaluation Service Professional Report

International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
www.ierf.org
Phone: (310) 258-9451
Nursing Licensure Report

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants
www.jsilny.org
Phone: (305) 273-1616
Foreign Credential Evaluation Application for Board of Nursing Applicants