1. Introduction

The North Dakota Governor’s Nursing Shortage Task Force has worked over the last two years to develop a set of strategies. One of these strategies is to examine graduating and practicing nurses intent to stay in North Dakota and at their current employer in order to develop state-based solutions to increase recruitment and retention. The workplace culture subcommittee of the task force is working on strategies and will begin implementation after this study. Administration of the study is a joint effort of the ND Center for Nursing and the University of North Dakota.

You are a part of a group of nurses graduating from a North Dakota or bordering nursing program  that re invited to participate in this research study. This is your opportunity to contribute to this study and assist with ensuring a healthy supply of nurses.

There is minimal risk of participation. Your decision to participate is voluntary and should take about 15 minutes to complete. Your completion of the survey is your consent to participate. All responses will be kept confidential and data will only be reported in the aggregate.

The deadline to complete this survey is October 31, 2019. 

If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Patricia Moulton, PhD at patricia.moulton@ndcenterfornursing.org or 701-639-6548 or Rhoda Owens, PhD, RN at rhoda.owens@und.edu or 701-720-1588

If you have questions regarding your rights as a research subject, you may contact The University of North Dakota Institutional Review Board at (701) 777-4279.

·            You may also call this number about any problems, complaints, or concerns you have about this research study. 

·            You may also call this number if you cannot reach research staff, or you wish to talk with someone who is independent of the research team. 

·            General information about being a research subject can be found by clicking “Information for Research Participants” on the web site: http://und.edu/research/resources/human-subjects/research-participants.cfm 46.116a (8)