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Important Update: Licensing System Now Live

The North Dakota Board of Nursing is excited to announce that our new licensing system is now live. You can access the system by clicking "Nurse Portal" in the below navigation bar. Learn more by reading our news release at: https://www.ndbon.org/article.asp?id=190.

Continuing Education Program Application


Individuals, organizations or agencies desiring single program continuing education approval for contact hours must complete and submit the Application for Approval of Contact Hours. Please review the following laws and rules related to continuing nursing education in the NDCC 43-12.1 Nurse Practices Act and NDAC Chapter 54-02-05 Renewal of License.


Please review these instructions before completing the application.

  1. A completed Application for Approval of Contact Hours (SFN 54001) is to be submitted thirty (30) days prior to the first offering date.  All applications and fees will be returned and not processed if this requirement is not met.

  2. The fee must accompany the application.

  3. The attached forms and the pages must be numbered. All items listed under “attachments” must be included and “additional information” attached where noted.

  4. Examples submitted in support of narrative statements must be referenced by page or appendix number.

  5. Photocopies must be readable.

  6. Programs will only be reviewed for approval for contact hours if they include appropriate subject matter which is acceptable as continuing education for renewal of a nursing license in North Dakota, including:

  • Social, legal and ethical aspects of nursing practice.
  • Content related to nursing practice.
  • Quality assurance, accrediting or regulation standards and processes.
  • Courses required for progression in a nursing program.
  1. Please allow 15 business days for CE approval.


Reviewed:  07/17

Page Updated: 7/3/2017 11:38:02 AM