Nursing Leadership, are you looking to elevate your Workplace Culture? Have you felt stuck and frustrated, but knew you needed to do something different to improve your workplace culture? If so, you’ve come to the right place. The ND Culture of Workplace Excellence Designation Program is here to help guide you and your organization to reaching your gold standard and elevating workplace culture. Apply below!
NDCFN Culture of Excellence Designation Initial Application Form
North Dakota established a Governor’s Nursing Shortage Task Force in 2017, which was co-led by the ND Center for Nursing to develop potential solutions for the state’s nursing shortage. The task force identified a need to learn more about factors that increase the likelihood that nursing students and nurses will choose to stay in North Dakota and with their current employers. Through surveys and focus groups in 2019-2020 with nurses and nursing students across the state, we collected critical information that has been used to inform this new program. Nurses indicated that they are concerned about their ability to provide safe, quality patient care in their workplaces. Nurses want to work with all health care professionals to help improve everyone’s workplace.
The North Dakota Workplace Culture of Excellence Designation program is here to help further develop the workplace excellence in our healthcare facilities across our state. This new program was developed by a committee of 45 nurses and stakeholders across the state over the last two years in response to the desires of nurses in North Dakota to improve their work environment. This program provides the opportunity for employers to work together with all levels of nurses to promote a positive workplace culture and environment. Additionally, this program also supports the formation of Professional Identity in Nursing. Obtainment of the ND Nursing Culture of Excellence Designation signifies an environment that promotes nursing recruitment, development and retention.