Advocacy Center

Welcome to the ND Center for Nursing Advocacy Center. On this page you will find many helpful links to ND Center for Nursing Policy Briefs and a legislative update table during Legislative Sessions. Use the navigation bar to the left to find more information about the legislative process, contact information for elected officials, brief informational videos, and more.

Legislative Update

The ND Center for Nursing actively monitors legislation that impacts the nursing workforce and the healthcare system as determined through priorities by our ND Center for Nursing Leadership Team and organizational members. Between sessions we will post legislative updates here.  To join the leadership team to receive legislative updates via email, join issue tracking team or planning committees and task forces, click here to fill out an application.

The legislative session has begun in Bismarck this year.  The ND Center for Nursing hosts weekly legislative update calls on Friday’s at 12:00 PM CST.  All nursing students and nurses are invited to attend any of the update calls. They will be held at the same zoom link each week:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 499 189 8621

Passcode: 101566

Phone number  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

The weekly legislative update will be emailed to all leadership team members late Thursday/Friday morning each week and the legislative tracking spreadsheet will be posted here prior to each week’s update call.

April 30th Legislative-Session-Tracking-Table

Policy Briefs

The ND Center for Nursing utilizes a decision making process to determine policy issues that are of importance across the 40+ nursing organizations across the state. See below for our current policy briefs. All nurses and nursing organizations are encouraged to utilize these policy briefs within their organizations and when developing testimony and other legislative actions.

Revised Center for Nursing Policy Brief

Nursing Education Consortium Policy Brief

Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program Policy Brief

APRN Compact Bill Policy Brief

Policy Brief Archive- The Board of Directors has sunset these policy briefs.

2019 Nursing Shortage Legislative Solutions Policy Brief and Website 

Nurse Licensure Compacts Policy Brief January 2017

Nursing Faculty Loan Repayment Bill Policy Brief for March 2017 hearing

Behavioral Health Definitions Policy Brief for Legislative Session January 2017

Faculty Recruitment Policy Brief

APRN Preceptor Reimbursement Policy Brief

Behavioral Health Nursing Policy Brief


Tobacco Tax Policy Brief