MomMad: Is your son planning on finishing his classes in the UK? I would highly recommend that he does that. Otherwise, he won't have equivalent of a professional nurse degree from the UK to qualify for licensure here without having to take more classes. CGFNS does not work with schools
at all, actually has nothing to do with any of the schools here or abroad directly. They are responsible for doing an evealuation of the nurse's classes to make sure that they are equivalent to those of the US. Your son does not need to worry about the Visa Screen since he is a US citizen, however, since he went to school out of the US, he will be required to complete the CGFNS exam as well as the NCLEX exam if he wants to work in Conn to meet their licnesure requirements. He cannot apply to take the CGFNS exam until he has actually graduated and is licensed in the UK. If he does not become licensed in the US, he will have to get special permission form CGFNS to sit for the exam. One of their requirements is that the nurse has a license to practice where they went to nursing school
. If he wants to work in NY he can skip CGFNS, however, if he wants to work in Conn. before two years are up, he will have to take CGFNS then. But he will also have to complete the program, again via CGFNS, for verification for the State of New York. You can look directly at their website: www.CGFNS.org
for more details.
Hope that this information helps you and your son. You can PM me if you want further details.