The nursing shortage in North Dakota and across the United States is widely documented. The development of solutions to bridge the recognized workforce-to-employer gap will require a collective partnership of key public and private stakeholders.
In February 2017, a ND Nursing Workforce Shortage Planning Team convened at the request of Governor Doug Burgum to improve ND’s economic climate by developing, retaining, and attracting a skilled workforce. The goal of the team was to develop a comprehensive action plan to assist in meeting the state nurse workforce needs.
See below for links to the draft action plan presentation, a link to a survey to provide feedback to the team, a slide deck with extensive nursing workforce data and the technical document for our nursing workforce projections.
Governors Nursing Shortage Plan Working Document February 2018
Governors Nursing Shortage Fall 2017 Action Plan Slides
Governors-Nursing-Shortage-Task-Force-Slide-Deck-Revised March 2018
Final Nursing Supply and Demand Projections 2017