EIN 23-2026352

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)

IRS 501(c) type
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CGFNS International (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools) is an immigration-neutral, nonprofit organization, internationally recognized as an authority on credentials evaluation pertaining to the education, registration, and licensure of nurses and other health care professionals worldwide. CGFNS International and its divisions provides products and services that validate international professional credentials and supports international regulatory and educational standards for health care professionals.
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CGFNS International
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Program areas at CGFNS

Various credentials evaluation services for foreign healthcare professionals are performed that consist of an evaluation of foreign licensure and foreign academic records in terms of u.s. comparability and/or for authenticity. During the year approximately 38,700 applications were reviewed and assessed and 33,187 reports were issued.
The national nursing assessment service is a program to credential internationally educated nurses who seek employment in the canadian healthcare system. The credentialing utilizes curriculum, course syllabus, and other documents, principally from source educational institutions and agencies, to evaluate the internationally educated nurse in terms of canadian nursing practice. During the year, approximately 7,100 applications were reviewed and assessed and 7,081 reports were issued.
Visascreen certification is provided under a federal screening program for International healthcare professionals seeking a u.s. occupational visa that comprise an educational analysis, licensure verification, an english proficiency assessment, and in the case of nurses, a test of nursing knowledge. During the year approximately 16,900 applications were reviewed and assessed and 14,338 certificates were issued.
The nursing knowledge certification program consists of a credentials review, a test of english proficiency and a test of nursing knowledge (qualifying exam). During the year, approximately 690 applications were reviewed, 679 were assessed and qualified for the test of nursing knowledge, and 133 certificates were issued to successful applicants.
Certification of ethical recruiter services are provided to help ensure that International recruitment is conducted in a fair and transparent manner by certifying recruiters and employers who adhere to the voluntary code of ethical conduct for the recruitment of foreign-educated health professionals.
Other program revenues consist of services for healthcare consulting, program data analytics, and other.

Personnel at CGFNS

Franklin ShafferPresident and Chief Executive Officer$416,532
Leo ClaybossChief Financial Officer$267,334
Bob MoldoffChief Information Technolo$177,832
Peter PreziosiChief Innovation and Business$204,670
Keith MillerChief of Staff$174,844
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for CGFNS

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$27,725,919
Investment income and dividends$620,599
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-17,272
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$33,070
Total revenues$28,362,316

Form 990s for CGFNS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-122022-09-19990View PDF
2020-122021-10-18990View PDF
2019-122020-09-16990View PDF
2018-122019-08-20990View PDF
2017-122018-09-26990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 20, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
July 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 9, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 7, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 7, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
Nonprofit Types
International-focused organizationsProfessional associationsBusiness and community development organizationsCharities
HealthForeign affairsInternational developmentBusiness and industry
Operates internationallyTax deductible donations
General information
3600 Market St Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Metro area
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Philadelphia County, PA
Website URL
(215) 222-8454
Facebook page
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q30: International Development, Relief Services
NAICS code, primary
813920: Professional Associations
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