NDNPA Promoting Health Care 


The North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association (NDNPA) was originated from a statewide grassroots effort initiated by three pro-active nurse practitioners from across North Dakota. Since that time, the group has elected officials, established bylaws, began work on important legislative issues and networked with other state, regional and national nursing groups.


The mission of NDNPA is to promote quality healthcare in North Dakota by support, advocacy, leadership and continued education of nurse practitioners.

  • To promote excellence in nurse practitioner practice

  • To assist participation of nurse practitioners in the legislative and public policy process

  • To provide a unified and professional voice for nurse practitioners regarding legislation affecting health care policy, quality of and access to care, and issues surrounding advanced practice nursing

  • To enhance the image and visibility of the nurse practitioner role

  • To foster communication and networking of nurse practitioners

  • To nurture relationships and cooperation with other groups or individuals who share, support or compliment the purpose of NDNPA

Our Partners

Twelfth Annual Pharmacology Conference
September 24-25

Delta by Marriott

Fargo, ND (Online also)

News and Updates

March 16, 2020

The legislature was in session this year from Jan. to May 2019. We had several bills that we developed and supported. The bills that had success were:

Senate Bill 2130 and allowing APRN to verify for special hunting permits.
Senate Bill 2184 with definition updates in...

February 25, 2020

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is funding the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). The Mountain Plains MHTTC serves the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming (HHS Region 8)...

December 30, 2019

As we have previously reported in past Government Affairs Updates, in October of 2019, the President signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled “Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.” Section 5 of this order instructed the Secretary of Health and Human Services to...

October 30, 2019

Pdf of proclamation

Whereas, nurse practitioners (NPs) serve as trusted frontline health care providers for North Dakota patients, and  North  Dakota is proud to recognize  and  honor the  service of NPs to our state; and

Whereas, NPs are hi...

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