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.