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Welcome to the North Dakota Center for Nursing

The North Dakota Center for Nursing is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was created in 2011 as a centralized coordinating organization for North Dakota’s nursing community. We equip, encourage, and empower nurses by providing leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and volunteer opportunities while offering a multitude resources.

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Save the ND Center for Nursing: Your Help is Needed!

We are entering our 10th year and we are in need of your support. The reason the ND Center for Nursing is placing a call for support is due to a major change in the NDCFN funding. 

At the April 23, 2020 North Dakota Board of Nursing Meeting, the board approved a funding allocation of $0 for the ND Center for Nursing (NDCFN) for the 2020-2021 year. For information including a summary of the NDBON discussion click to see meeting minutes. 

Nurse License fees has formed the base funding infrastructure for the ND Center for Nursing since 2012 when $30/nurse was distributed to the NDCFN. This amount has reduced over the years. This provided 41% of our operating revenue last year.

The North Dakota Center for Nursing was created to provide a unified vision of nursing excellence across 21,000+ nursing, over 40 nursing organization, nursing programs, state government agencies and other critical stakeholders.

  • This is a critical year for nursing in North Dakota with the  legislature convening in January and the impact of the NDCFN shared advocacy and Nurses Day at the Legislature.
  • The NDCFN provides communication across ND among all of the nursing associations which serve on our Board of Directors and Leadership Team in order to provide a unified voice.
  • The NDCFN is nearing completion of an innovative nursing workplace designation system with a group of almost 50 nurses to ensure that ND’s healthcare facilities provide the best environment for nurses. Every nurse will have the opportunity to provide comment to the new system.
  • The NDCFN also provides workforce research to inform public policy, continuing education, support to nursing education programs and scholarships/nursing information for the next generation of nurses.

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To continue this critical work in the coming year we need your help in 2 ways:

  • As a part of a pivoting strategy to develop more a more comprehensive funding plan, we need your quick answer to a few questions about what you value most about the ND Center for Nursing and If the ND Center for Nursing went away- what would you miss? Click to answer.  

Look for additional opportunities for you to help develop the future of the ND Center for Nursing in the next couple of months. 

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