The chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium (CBNC), a 501(c)(3) non-for profit organization, serves and supports internationally educated nurses (IENs), living in Chicago and surrounding communities, who have not yet met the requirements for registered nurse (RN) licensure in Illinois.

The goals of the CBNC are to:

• Address barriers and challenges in the
recruitment and licensure of internation-
ally educated nurses;

• Coordinate services for internationally
educated nurses across professional
organizations and the workforce;

• Assist internationally educated nurses to navigate the health care, immigration and education systems to secure licensure as registered professional nurses in Illinois.