Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in the state and the staffing shortage in health care facilities, North Dakota State Health Officer, Dr. Wehbi, has extended the waiver for temporary nurse aid registration in North Dakota.
This waiver, which was set to expire on October 31, 2021, will be extended to December 31, 2021.
A waiver allowing temporary nurse aide registration will be in place until the federal government’s waiver of these requirements expire or December 31, 2022, whichever comes first.
Since March 2020, 667 individuals have utilized this program. Currently, there are 341 temporary nurse aides active on the North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry.