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ND Board of Nursing Staff

The staff of the NDBON is here to serve you and assist with issues regarding licensing renewal, verification, and any other questions you may have regarding the nursing profession in North Dakota.

Stacey Pfenning, RN Executive Director

  • General Office Administration
  • Regulation of Nursing Licensure, Education and Practice
  • ND Nurse Licensure Compact Administrator

Patricia Hill, RN, Assistant Director for Practice & Discipline

  • Practice and Licensure
  • Manangement of Investigations/Discipline
  • Unlicensed Assistive Person/Technician Practice & Applications

Tammy Buchholz, RN, Associate Director for Education

  • Nursing Education Programs, Refresher/IV Therapy Programs
  • Distance Education Recognition
  • Continuing Education Approval
  • NCLEX RN and PN Testing Issues
  • Nursing Education Loan Program

Melissa Hanson, RN, Associate Director for Compliance

  • Practice and Licensure
  • Management of Investigations/Discipline

Julie Schwan, Administrative Services Coordinator I

  • General Questions related to the Board
  • Nursing Education Loan Recipients
  • Office Management
  • License by Endorsement or Examination
  • Continuing Education
  • Accounting/Payment Issues

Gail Rossman, Technology Specialist

  • General Questions related to the board
  • Verification of Licenses and Registries
  • Licensed nurse database
  • Compact License Issues
  • Statistics, Lists
  • Website Management
  • Online Renewal

Sally Bohmbach, Administrative Assistant II

  • General Questions related to the board
  • Applications for Nursing Education Loan and APRN license
  • Nurse Assistant Competency Testing Program
  • Verification of Nurse Licenses and Registries

Kathy Zahn, Administrative Assistant III

  • General Questions related to the Board
  • Criminal History Record Check
  • Positive Response to Regulatory Questions
  • Administrative Assistant for Executive Director