Read this article to get details about the test content and structure of Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) Qualifying Exam.

CGFNS Test Content and Structure

CGFNS test, one of the renowned entrance examinations, is conducted to examine the applicant’s knowledge and understanding of nursing field. The test is compulsory for all those, who desire to pursue a rewarding career in nursing in United States (U.S), but have completed their education from any country other than U.S. The test is conducted by Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS). It also helps the candidates to analyze their chances to crack NCLEX-RN (the U.S. registered nurse licensing exam). The competitive entrance examination, which comprises of objective, multiple-choice and alternate-item type questions designed by experts, ensures that quality nurses and other health care professionals work in U.S. In order to appear for CGFNS Qualifying Exam, the candidates are required to meet the certain eligibility criteria including licensure requirements.

CGFNS qualifying exam scrutinizes the candidate’s knowledge in the following sections: nursing care of the adult including medical and surgical nursing, maternal/infant nursing, nursing care of children and psychiatric/mental health nursing. CGFNS paper and pen mode exam is conducted in two sessions: morning and afternoon, including a separate lunch break. The part I of the nursing exam is conducted in the morning. It contains 150 objective type questions, which are required to be answered within the time period of two hours and thirty minutes. The afternoon registration and session would start, following the lunch break. The CGFNS qualifying exam part-II includes 110 questions that are required to be answered within the time frame of two hours. Negative marking will be there for every wrong answer. The candidates are advised not to attempt or guess any question unless and until they are very sure of the answer. More than one answer indicated against a question will also be treated as incorrect and will fetch negative marking. The answers are required to be marked clearly in separate answer sheet. From March 2011, new Internet-based CGFNS Qualifying Exam will be organized.

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