The North Dakota Center for Nursing recently hosted its second annual conference, titled “Nursing’s Role in Transforming Health and Healthcare.”

Nearly one hundred nurses were in attendance at the conference, held in West Fargo, ND.

The conference kicked off with a keynote panel featuring Darleen Bartz, PhD, APRN from the North Dakota Department of Health, Jayme Steig, PharmD, RPh, from Quality Health Associates of North Dakota, and Alicia Hauff, DNP, FNP-BC, from Family Health Care.

The full conference agenda can be downloaded by clicking here.

The conference also featured a poster session featuring over a dozen posters from across North Dakota. Following the presentations, attendees voted for their favorite posters. The winners are as follows:

First Place:
Transformative Nurse Training-Assessing the Impact of Self-Care Practices of Nurses
Author: Joyce Schmaltz
Fargo VA Health Care System

Second Place:
Preventing Hospital Readmissions in the Elderly
Authors: Carey Haugen, Jenny Senti and Karen Semmens
University of North Dakota and Altru Health System

Third Place:
Bullying Affects the Entire Nursing Profession
Author: Heidi Zwetzig
Fargo VA Health Care System

Strategic Planning Session

On April 1st the ND Center for Nursing hosted a successful strategic planning session as we examined all of the progress the Center has made during our first five years and started forming the strategic plan for the next five years through 2023.  The Center is restricting our volunteer efforts. For more information on our structure going forward click here.  For the complete presentation that includes the progress across all of our programs click here. Another article in this newsletter shares some information about our new volunteer opportunities- we encourage everyone to check it out!

Photo Gallery

For complete photos from the conference, celebration and strategic planning session, click here.

The North Dakota Center for Nursing would like to thank the following sponsors for making this year’s conference possible:

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