Certified Global Nurse Consultant

Certified Global Nurse Consultant

The Certified Global Nurse Consultant (CGNC) Program was designed in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to recognize expert nurses who seek to be recognized for their knowledge and experience. As part of the evaluation process, CGFNS International, Inc. (CGFNS) reviews the application and supporting documentation to determine eligibility for certification as a global nurse consultant. Those issued the CGNC Credential consultant will be an expert on a range of topics and issues and a trusted source of nursing consultancy to the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the National Nursing Associations (NNA), governments, and non-government organizations.

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Turn your years of professional expertise into consulting opportunities and direct the future of nursing as a Certified Global Nurse Consultant.

Who Should Apply to the Certified Global Nurse Consultant Program?

Are you a nurse professional or nurse executive with five or more years of experience in your field of practice? Have you been recognized for your contribution to your area of expertise? Do you wish to become recognized as an expert consultant?

If yes, you may meet the requirements for the Certified Global Nurse Consultant.

How it Works


Click Apply Now to create a CGFNS Applicant Portal account and use the service selector to locate the CGNC service.


Complete your profile and respond to the applicant questionnaire.


Complete your portfolio by providing information about your education, professional development, professional contributions, career information, and consultation experience. You will also be asked to provide a written self-qualification statement and to submit client and professional references.


Upload required documents.


Pay for the CGNC service using the Shopping Cart.


CGFNS will evaluate your application and the associated documents that you uploaded.


If you meet the requirements for the credential, you will receive notification of your certification and will be provided with an electronic certificate.

Required Documents & How to Submit

After you have selected the service, you will be required to complete the following program requirements under the My Profile section of the CGFNS applicant portal.

Identity Documents

Submit color photocopies of TWO notarized forms of valid identification directly to CGFNS that verify your current name with no abbreviations. One form of identification must be a photo ID.

You may also need to submit additional identity documents to verify any other names you may have used that would appear on documents from your educational institutions or license / certification / registration authorities.

Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

  • Passport (required)
  • Driver’s License
  • Other government-issued photo identification

All photo IDs must include a clear photo of you (color copies are required) and not have expired when received by CGFNS.

Other acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate
  • Legal Name Change Affidavit

Document Language

If any of these documents are written in a language other than English, they must be translated by a certified translator.



You are required to answer three questions regarding through a supplementary questionnaire.

  1. Respond to questions about membership in national nursing association
  2. Review and confirm the Code of Ethics
  3. Provide information about your area(s) of expertise

You are then required to complete portfolio information under the My Portfolio section. There are four values that are required and nine that are optional.



The fee is $250 USD for members of the National Nursing Associations and $350 for non-members


Contact Us

CGFNS No Longer Accepts Paper Applications and Payment
CGFNS only accepts digital applications and online credit card payments. Checks, money orders, and paper applications mailed to CGFNS will be sent back to you.

CGFNS International Inc.
3600 Market Street, Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651 USA

Applicant Portal:

Business Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Please note, for the safety of our applicants and employees, visitors are not permitted in the CGFNS office due to the ongoing pandemic. We are happy to assist you via email.