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.
- The transcript must be sent directly from the nursing program to the credentials evaluation service.
- 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.
- The nursing education program must include clinical education equivalent in amount and time to board-approved programs.
- The approved credentials evaluation service must complete and send directly to the board the full credentials evaluation and official transcript that was evaluated.
- 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
|Foundation for International Services, Inc (FIS)
|Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc (ECE)
|Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
|Education Records Evaluation Service (ERES)
|World Education Services (WES)