Survey provides insight into the experiences and contributions of immigrant nurses in the U.S.

This report is based on a survey of more than 1,500 foreign-educated nurses who have used the credentials verification services of CGFNS International to facilitate their migration to the U.S. CGFNS International is the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for the nursing and allied health professions. The results of this survey offer a window into the economic experiences and impact of nurse immigrants working in the U.S., as well as the driving reasons for their migration. Today, roughly one in eight nurses globally lives and works outside of their country of birth or education.  The percentage of foreign-educated nurses in the U.S. is 15%, but much higher in the UK (20%), Canada (21%), New Zealand (26%) and Australia (30%). In the Middle East and North Africa region, upwards of 80% of the nursing workforce is foreign-born. The report endeavors to quantify the financial costs and sacrifices associated with nurse migration, while highlighting the substantial contributions that immigrant nurses make to host countries and the economies of both the host and sending nations.

The Economics of Nurse Migration,
CGFNS International, August 2023
Authors: Mukul Bakhshi et al