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Center for Educational Documentation (CED)
The Center for Educational Documentation provides professional assistance in interpreting the educational background of persons educated abroad. Advisory statements on educational equivalency are prepared on request for colleges and universities, professional associations, government agencies, and public school systems.
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
CGFNS International is 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. CGFNS International and its divisions provide products and services that validate international professional credentials and supports international regulatory and educational standards for health care professionals.
Website produced by Johnson & Johnson. One is able to find everything needed to start or continue a nursing career, including information on nursing programs, scholarships, and schools. This website also describes the differences between the various types of nursing schools available.
The career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students and faculty.
National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) by School
The NCLEX is an examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States. Passing the examination is required of candidates for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) by all US State and territorial Boards of Nursing. This link, http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/researcher/physical-health/nursing/nclex/, leads one to the Health and Human Services website where the test results for Massachusetts schools of nursing NCLEX results are posted.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the development of licensing examinations in nursing.
National League for Nursing (NLN)
Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies, and interested members of the public. The NLN offers faculty development programs, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 33,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.
National Student Nurse’s Association (NSNA)
With a membership of approximately 50,000 nationwide, the National Student Nurses’ Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities, and career guidance.
NurseZone.com is an online community dedicated to providing nurses with professional and personal development information and opportunities. We provide student nurses, new graduates and experienced nurses with the resources they need to succeed in this unique and exciting profession. Users will find a wealth of helpful content, from their nursing experts’ tips and advice to features on new medical trends, the latest nursing practices, inspiring personal stories, community forums and blogs, and links to continuing education courses, jobs and a variety of nursing-related Web sites.
World Educational Services (WES)
WES is a not for profit organization with experience evaluating international credentials. WES provides evaluations accepted by academic institutions, employers, licensing and certification boards and government agencies in the U.S. and Canada.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The TOEFL® test measures the ability for a student to communicate in English in colleges and universities. You can take the Internet-based Test (iBT) or the Paper-based Test (PBT), depending on which format is offered at your test center.
The above list is by no means a listing of all of the resources available to prospective nursing students. The above resources are those sites we regularly refer prospective students to for additional information re