The VisaScreen program is comprised of three parts: a credentials review of the applicant's entire professional education and all registration/licensure that the applicant has held and currently holds; successful completion of either the CGFNS
Certification Program or the NCLEX- RN(R) (for registered nurses, or comparable exams for the other covered health care professions); and successful completion of designated examinations demonstrating English language proficiency.
The DHS decision to grant an extension for foreign healthcare professionals with Trade NAFTA status is consistent with the suggestion we made last February to Secretary Tom Ridge," said CGFNS
CEO Barbara L.
At Jason's disposal is a full range of CGFNS
services, such as conference planning and evaluation, marketing, information systems, financial services, human resources, etc.
certification program consisted of a credentials review and a one-day qualifying exam of nursing knowledge and English language skills.
To some extent, competence and communications issues have been addressed by CGFNS
via examinations in nursing knowledge and English proficiency (Xu, Xu, and Zhang 1999).
Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, is the chief executive officer of CGFNS
(Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools), an internationally recognized authority on credentials evaluation and verification pertaining to the education, registration and licensure of nurses and health care professionals across the world.
Association of American Medical Colleges, CGFNS
International and Intertek to Serve as Content and Technical Review Partners
However, this has limitations because many Canadian nurses, except those from Quebec, have been exempted in the past from the CGFNS
examination, and sometimes the NCLEX-RN examination, depending on the state to which they are applying for licensure.
Nichols, chief executive officer, CGFNS
In these cases, the nurses are qualified to apply for CGFNS
Based on media reports on the two southern hubs and the number of nurses taking the CGFNS
examinations, our best estimate for Bangalore was that between 5,000 and 6,000 nurses have left in the last 2 years, while from Kochi they numbered between 3,000 and 4,000.
Nichols, DHL, MS, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS