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Important Update: Licensing System Now Live

The North Dakota Board of Nursing is excited to announce that our new licensing system is now live. You can access the system by clicking "Nurse Portal" in the below navigation bar. Learn more by reading our news release at: https://www.ndbon.org/article.asp?id=190.

Graduates of International Nursing Education Programs

Internationally educated applicants must have their official nursing education program transcript evaluated by a board-approved credentials evaluation service.

  1. The transcript must be sent directly from the nursing program to the credentials evaluation service.
  2. The evaluation must be translated to English and verify the nursing education program was approved in the home country and must include a course-by-course evaluation to assure the nursing education program meets those requirements outlined in article 54-03.2.
  3. The nursing education program must include clinical education equivalent in amount and time to board-approved programs.
  4. The approved credentials evaluation service must complete and send directly to the board the full credentials evaluation and official transcript that was evaluated.
  5. The credentials evaluation must state specifically that the language of instruction was English with English textbooks. If the nursing education program was not taught in English, evidence of English language proficiency must be provided to the board. This is not required of graduates of Canadian English-speaking nursing education programs.

The following table contains the Board approved credentialing agencies:

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
(CGFNS) www.ccgfns.org
Phone: 215-222-8454
Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
Phone: 305-273-1616
Education Records Evaluation Service (ERES)
Phone: 707-759-2866
Phone: 646-475-2570
Foundation for International Services, Inc (FIS)
Phone: 425-248-2255
World Education Services (WES)
Phone: 212-966-6311


Updated: 9/2023

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