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NDBON, NDNA and NDCFN:  What's the Difference?

There is some confusion regarding the differences between the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON), the North Dakota Nurses Association (NDNA) and North Dakota Center for Nursing (NDCFN). Hopefully, the following will help clarify some of the confusion. 

A COMPARISON OF THE THREE ORGANIZATIONS

North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON)
919 S 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND 58504-5881
Phone: 701-328-9777
Fax:  701-328-9785

North Dakota Nurses Association (NDNA) 
1515 Burnt Boat Drive Suite C 325
Bismarck, ND 58503
E-mail:  director@ndna.org
Website:  www.ndna.org

 

North Dakota Center for Nursing (NDCFN)
3523 45th Street South
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone:  701-639-6548
Website:  www.ndcenterfornursing.org

 

Mission:
ND Board of Nursing assures North Dakota citizens quality nursing care through the regulation of standards for nursing education, licensure, and practice.
Mission:
NDNA promotes the professional development of nurses, and advances the identity and integrity of nursing to enhance healthcare for all through practice, education, research, and development of public policy.
Mission:
The Mission of NDCFN is to through collaboration guide the ongoing development of well-prepared and diverse nursing workforce to meet health care needs in North Dakota through research, education, recruitment and retention, advocacy and public policy.

Description:

  • Governmental regulatory body established by state law under the North Dakota Century Code 43-12.1 Nurse Practices Act to regulate the practice of nursing and protect the health and safety of the public

  • Regulates the practice of individuals licensed and registered by the Board

  • Establish standards of practice for RNs, LPNs, and APRNs

  • Establish standards and regulate nursing education programs

  • Discipline licensees and registrants in response to violations of the Nurse Practices Act

Description:

  • 501(c)6 non-profit association

  • Professional Association for Registered Nurses. 

  • Constituent member of the American Nurses Association (ANA)

  • Influences legislation on health care policies and health issues and the nurse’s role in the health care delivery system

  • Promotes the continuing professional development of Registered Nurses

  • Advances the identity and integrity of the profession to enhance healthcare for all through practice, education, research, and development of public policy

  • Promotes the Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics for nurses

Description:

  • 501c3 non-profit organization

  • All nurses and over 40 nursing organizations, education programs, grant programs, state agencies and other stakeholders are members and are invited to volunteer on ND Center for Nursing Leadership Team.

  • Works to unify voice of nursing in North Dakota through connecting nursing organizations interested in policy issues.

  • Develops statewide programming to fulfill mission across multiple areas including nursing education faculty and resources, workplace planning, research and development and practice and policy.

  • Tracks supply, demand and education of nursing workforce.

Board Members:       

Jane Christianson, RN member, Bismarck; President

Michael Hammer, RN, Velva; Vice President

Paula Schmalz, APRN, Bismarck; Treasurer

Clara Sue Price, Public Member, Minot

Janelle Holth, RN, Grand Forks

Mary Beth Johnson, RN, Bismarck

Bonny Mayer, LPN, Minot

Wendi Johnston, RN, Kathryn

Jamie Hammer, RN, Minot

Board of Directors:

 

President -  Tessa Johnson, MSN, RN

 

Board of Directors List

 

Board of Directors:

13 organizations represented.

President- Julie Hanson, Mayville- representing the ND Chapter of the National Association Directors of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care

Board of Directors List

 

NDBON Staff:

Stacey Pfenning, DNP, APRN, Executive Director

Tammy Buchholz, MSN, RN, Associate Director for Education

Melissa Hanson, MSN, RN, Associate Director of Discipline

Pat Hill, BSN, RN, Assistant Director-Discipline/Practice

Julie Schwan, Administrative Service Coordinator

Gail Rossman, Technology Specialist II

Kathy Zahn, Administrative Assistant

Sally Bohmbach, Administrative Assistant II

 

NDNA Independent Contractor:

Carmen Bryhn, MSN, RN
Executive Director

 

NDCFN Staff:

Patricia Moulton, PhD
Executive Director

Kyle Martin, BS
Associate Director