U.S.Department of Education Staff Report

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Senior Department Official on Recognition Compliance Issues

Recommendation Page

  1. Agency: North Dakota Board of Nursing ( 2002 / 2014)
    (The dates provided are the date of initial listing as a recognized agency and the date of the agency’s last grant of recognition.)
  2. Action Item: Petition for Continued Recognition
  3. Scope of Recognition: State agency for the approval of nurse education.
  4. Date of Advisory Committee Meeting: 02/07/2018
  5. Staff Recommendation: Renew the agency's recognition for four years.
  6. Issues or Problems: None

Executive Summary

PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE AGENCY

The North Dakota Board of Nursing is legally authorized to regulate nurse education programs in the North Dakota under the North Dakota Nursing Practice Act. The North Dakota Board of Nursing presently approves three graduate level nursing education programs, eight baccalaureate nursing education programs and five associate degree nursing education programs designed to prepare individuals for registered nurse licensure. In addition there are four associate degree programs and four certificate programs for practical nursing. Recognition by the agency enables professional nurse education programs to seek eligibility for federal assistance pursuant to the Nurse Training Act of 1964, as amended.


Recognition History

The North Dakota Board of Nursing was first recognized for the approval of nurse education in the State of North Dakota in 2002 for a period of two years and has been continuously recognized since that time. The most recent review of the agency for renewal of its recognition occurred at the NACIQI's December 2013 meeting and the Secretary granted continued recognition for a period of four years. Department staff has observed a board meeting and a site visit with the agency. There have been no complaints. The subject of this analysis is the agency's application for re-recognition.


PART II: SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

The agency meets the requirements of the Secretary's Criteria for Recognition.

PART III: THIRD PARTY COMMENTS

The Department did not receive any written third - party comments regarding this agency.