North Dakota Board of Nursing

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Board of Nursing North Dakota came into existence after a law was passed by legislative assembly in the year 1915 for governing the nurses’ registration and, accordingly established a board of nursing. In the year 1995, the legislative assembly again amended the law defining nursing and the necessities for the nursing practice, and the governor was mandated to appoint a board of nursing to implement the law.

As per the law, ND State Board of Nursing comprises of 9 (Nine) members that are appointed by the Governor. Out of appointed 9 members, 5 members are registered nurses, 3 are licensed practical nurses, and one is a public member. The serving term of the each member is 4 years and the appointment of public member coincides with the election of the governor. The appointed board members are not allowed to hold office for more than two consecutive terms. The administration of the board’s office and activities are performed by the Executive director, who is employed by the board.

The basic aim and goal of the North Dakota Board of Nursing is to effectively regulate the nursing practice, where RNs, LPNs, CNAs, and medication assistants are provided timely information that assist them in gaining important knowledge to comply with the laws and rules of the state.

One can avail the required information about the Board, listing of board members, ND board’s bylaws and policies, resources for license verification and updates from the Boards’ site. The main reason to offer these resources on the board website is to assist these practicing nurses in providing the quality and competent patient care.

It is also to be noted that the ND Board of Nursing went paperless in 2010 and the process for paperless system began in March 2009. The basic aim was to follow the electronic system to eliminate the offering of wallet card; for renewal of a license, successful passing of the NCLEX, and for endorsement. The Board site offers online license verification facility and issue of all temporary permits.

The basic duties and services offered by the Board of Nursing North Dakota include:

  • Bottom of Form
  • Nurse Practices Act
  • Administrative Rules & Regulations
  • CNA Testing
  • Criminal History Record Check
  • Discipline
  • Education
  • Forms
  • Applications
  • Licensure
  • Practice Statements
  • Practice
  • Publications
  • Unlicensed Assistive Person & Medication Assistant
  • Workplace Impairment Program

The Board’s online system provide following services:

  • Updates & Verifications
  • Verify Permits
  • Licenses
  • Registrations
  • Discipline History
  • Name/Address Change
  • Licensure (RN, LPN, APRN, SPRN)
  • License by Exam
  • License by Endorsement
  • Application Status
  • Renewal
  • Unlicensed Assistive Person/ Medication Aide

Contact details of the Board

North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 South 7th Street, Suite 504
Bismarck, ND
Ph: 58504-5881