Results of a survey of 237 schools with active RN-to-BSN programs, to ascertain the current status of rural-focused nursing education. Features statistics on proportion of RN-to-BSN students drawn from rural areas, student recruitment methods, barriers to recruiting students, availability of online courses, and challenges in online
The North Dakota Department of Health (DoH) just issued a report on the status of the state’s medical marijuana program implementation. The full report is available here.
In fiscal year 2019, there were 1,183 applications submitted. As of June 30, just over 800 individuals were approved
State and federal health officials are working to address rural health workforce shortages. States passed a variety of legislation, including a law offering a rural rotations program in Iowa and one establishing a Washington Health Corps in Washington State. Click to view article.
Improving Medicare’s Payment Policies for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants
Details recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to update Medicare’s payment policies to better reflect current clinical practice delivered by advanced practice nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs). These recommendations are that APRNs and PAs be required to bill Medicare directly, and that Medicare’s specialty
Describes the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by providers. Gives descriptions of services users, including residents of nursing homes and residential care communities, patients receiving home health or hospice care, and people who attend adult day care centers. Features statistics including distribution of long-term
Nursing is a dynamic profession that continues to evolve. Changes to the healthcare industry impact nursing practice, thus it is important for nurses to respond to those changes being ever-mindful of practice standards and scope as outlined in the North Dakota Nurse Practices Act (NPA) and
The mission of the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON) is to assure North Dakota (ND) citizens quality nursing care through the regulation of standards for nursing education, licensure and practice. The North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) Chapter 43-12.1 Nurse Practices Act contains legislative statutes that
Theme: Develop strategies to retain North Dakota nursing program graduates and practicing nurses.
Activity: Develop a comparison chart/map to illustrate required clinical practice hours and continuing education contact hours for ND licensure in comparison with other states. Include obtaining, maintaining and reactivating a nursing license.