The CGFNS Qualifying Exam
for the CGFNS Thailand ISPN Program
About the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®
The CGFNS Qualifying Exam® is a single test of approximately three hours given worldwide up to four times per year that uses objective, multiple-choice and alternate item format questions, such as multiple correct answers, charts and graphs. It is designed by testing experts to assess your critical thinking ability and ability to apply nursing theory and principles to practice situations.
The CGFNS Qualifying Exam® is a component of three CGFNS services: the International Standards for Professional Nurses Program (ISPN), the Certification Program and the VisaScreen®: Visa Credentials Assessment. The CGFNS Qualifying Exam® satisfies one of the immigration requirements for obtaining an occupational visa to work in the United States and is recognized as a prerequisite for licensure in many U.S. states and territories.
The four major areas of nursing — adult health nursing, nursing care of children, psychiatric/mental health nursing and maternal/infant nursing — form the foundation of the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®.
Exam dates and deadlines
We offer the exam in more than 469 locations. In the remainder of 2011, there is a five-day test window in November.
|Test date||Application deadline|
|14–18 November 2011||15 October 2011|
Authorization to take the exam
To be authorized to take the CGFNS Qualifying Exam® you need to be enrolled in the CGFNS Thailand ISPN (International Standards for Professional Nurses) Program.
Once you have been verified by CGFNS as a first-level, general nurse, a graduate of a government-approved nursing school and a citizen of Thailand, you will receive an Authorization to Test notification with instructions.
Exam results and diagnostic profile
Approximately two weeks after the end of the five-day test window in which you took your exam, we will send you and email with your results, which will include a diagnostic profile with an analysis and description of the four subject areas, designated Client Need categories:
Since these four categories form the basis not only of the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®, but also of the NCLEX-RN® examination, knowledge of your performance in these areas will help to prepare you.
If you miss or fail the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®
You will need to start the process over and pay the full fee if you do not pass or fail to attend your scheduled exam.
If your ISPN Program application expires before you are scheduled for the exam
If you want to qualify for the CGFNS Qualifying Exam®, but you haven’t met the requirements of the CGFNS Thailand ISPN Program in 12 months, you will need to start the process over and pay the full fee.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2010). NCLEX-RN® examination test plan. Chicago: NCSBN.
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