North Dakota Nurses Run For Public Office in 2018

Several nurses ran for public office in North Dakota during the 2018 campaign.

Judy Estenson ran for Senate in District 23 of North Dakota (Devils Lake). Kristin Roers ran and was elected to the North Dakota Senate in District 27 (Fargo), and Carrie Wallace ran for Senate

By |2018-12-14T16:07:04-06:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Dorr Scholarship Recipient ‘Grew Up’ in ED

Republished with permission by ENA

Lyn Telford, BSN, RN, CEN, feels like she ‘grew up’ in the emergency department because her career started there at a young age.

At 19, she wanted to be a health care administrator, so she began work in the hospital as a patient

By |2018-04-16T10:55:06-05:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|

Defining Hope

Submitted by Lois Ustanko, President, Honoring Choices North Dakota

In the days between the announcement of “He asked me to be his wife and I said ‘yes’” and the moment when she says “I do”, most fathers reflect on the impact he’s had on forming this beautiful woman

By |2017-11-15T12:59:48-06:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

Third Annual Conference & Legendary Nurse Awards Re-Cap

The North Dakota Center for Nursing held its Third Annual Conference last week in Bismarck! Nearly 250 people attended the conference and Legendary Nurse Awards Celebrations.

The conference kicked off with a keynote presentation titled, “Building a Culture of Health in North Dakota”, presented by Monica Ptacek,

By |2017-10-16T14:13:44-05:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: News, Newsletter|

Legislative update: North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association

The NDNPA monitored several bills this legislative session. We want to thank the Center for Nursing for their excellent monitoring and updates.  The two groups worked collaboratively and the reports from the Center for Nursing made it possible to update nurse practitioners with a complete report

By |2017-05-15T12:15:26-05:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

NDNA Legislative Session 2017 Recap

By: Kristin Roers, MS, RN, CPPS

Vice President of Government Relations for North Dakota Nurses Association

Center legislative dayThe 2017 Legislative Session is over, but the work continues! It has been a busy session, with our nursing organizations following over

By |2017-05-15T12:13:12-05:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|

English Language Learner Programs Help New Americans Overcome Hurdles

New Americans immigrating to the United States often find themselves overcoming immense hurdles, including learning the English Language.

Fortunately, Adult English Learner Programs are available to assist immigrants and their families when moving to the United States, including in North Dakota.

Valarie Fischer, Director of Adult Education with

By |2017-04-17T14:56:23-05:00April 17th, 2017|Categories: Newsletter|