Philadelphia, Sep 2 (ANI/Business Wire India): CGFNS International, with its 30 years of experience testing international nurses, and AHEd Global Healthcare, Inc. (AGH) (a subsidiary of American Higher Education, Inc.), a global continuing education provider today announced the rollout of a pilot project in India for the CGFNS Assessment of General Nursing Knowledge (CGFNS-AGNK) examination.
The CGFNS-AGNK test is an internationally validated exam developed to determine nurses' capacity to apply their knowledge in the delivery of effective patient care.
The CGFNS-AGNK will be used by schools of nursing and healthcare systems in India as a screening mechanism for measuring fundamental nursing knowledge and predicting work success for pre or post-licensed nurses.
In making this announcement, Barbara L. Nichols, Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS International said, "The CGFNS-AGNK is a new global program that can be customized to meet specific requirements by different user groups. Our pilot rollout in India focuses on enhancing the employability of nurses within India and in other non-US countries. The test does not substitute for the State Nursing Council Examination required for licensure in India, nor is it used for immigration purposes."
"By taking this test," Dr. Nichols continued, "a candidate will be able to offer validated nursing knowledge to potential employers who will then be able to make suitable placement, promotion and training decisions. We will work with leading nursing institutions and hospitals within India to deliver this test. Qualifying institutions and hospitals who accept this program for their nurses will be called CGFNS-AGNK Program Affiliates. We are working closely with AGH to ensure that all participants, whether institutional or individual, benefit from this program."