The CGFNS or the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools has its CGFNS Certification Program eligibility which is designed for first-level, general nurses educated and/or licensed outside the United States and who wish to assess their chances of passing the NCLEX and attaining licensure within the United States. Most US States require the CGFNS.
Elements of the certification program is composed of a credentials review, a one-day qualifying exam of nursing knowledge (CGFNS exam), and an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL iBT, IELTS, TOEFL and TSE). Upon successful completion of all three elements of the program, applicants are issued a CGFNS certification.
The Kaplan-CGFNS review course focuses on the one-day paper-and-pencil qualifying exam of nursing knowledge or commonly known as the CGFNS qualifying exam. The Nursing Exam consists of two sections and is modeled after the NCLEX-RN examination test plan. In the Philippines, the CGFNS qualifying exam is given thrice a year March, July and November and the deadline for submission is made three months before the exam date.

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