About the ND Center for Nursing

The ND Center for Nursing was created in 2011 as a centralized coordinating organization for North Dakota’s nursing community. We encourage all nurses to become involved in the nursing community and have featured many opportunities and resources.

ND Center for Nursing Mission and History Overview

Our Mission: Through collaboration, guide ongoing development of a well-prepared and diverse nursing workforce to meet health care needs in North Dakota through research, education, recruitment and retention, advocacy and public policy.

NDBON, NDNA and NDCFN Comparison Table 2021

Ten Years of ND Center for Nursing


The ND Center for Nursing is a proud member of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers.

The Forum is a group of nurse workforce entities that focuses on addressing the nursing shortage within their states and contributes to the national effort to assure an adequate supply of qualified nurses to meet the health needs of the US population. We support the advancement of new as well as existing nurse workforce initiatives and share best practices in nursing workforce research, workforce planning, workforce development, and formulation of workforce policy. We share information in three major ways: through publications, via annual conferences, and by way of this virtual network.

National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers

The ND Center for Nursing is also a proud member of the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

The North Dakota nonprofit sector strengthens the economy as employers and contributors to the state GDP; improves communities through critical mission work in arts and culture, education, the environment, health care, human services and religion; and engages diverse stakeholders to address vital issues.

North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organization Website

ND Center for Nursing Staff

Dr. Patricia Moulton

Executive Director


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