State acceptance in North Dakota
Physicians: We are accepted by the ND Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
Physicians are required by North Dakota law to complete 60 AMA Category 1 hours of continuing medical education every three years.
Nurses: We are accepted by the ND Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited. The ANCC is a national accreditation organization
The Nurse Practices Act now contains continuing education requirements in Section 43-12.1-08. The Board determined in Section 54-02-05-08 that continuing education for purposes of relicensure must meet or exceed twelve (12) contact hours within the preceding two (2) years.
Board recognized providers of continuing education include: The North Dakota Board of Nursing. An accredited college or university. A health care regulatory board A professional organization that is nationally accredited to approve CE.
The following is a list of activities that DO NOT MEET the CE requirement in ND: Basic Life Support classes; CPR classes; Advanced Skills Renewal Courses (ACLS, PALS, NALS, etc)
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the ND Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
§6827. Mandatory continuing education. During each triennial registration period an applicant for registration shall complete a minimum of forty-five hours of acceptable formal continuing education, as specified in subdivision four of this section, provided that no more than twenty-two hours of such continuing education shall consist of self-study courses.
Who are approved providers? There are three types of approved sponsors (providers): Sponsors approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) or by an equivalent organization that the State Board of Pharmacy determines to have equivalent standards
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Emergency Training Associates, Fergus Falls / 502 1st Ave S Jamestown, ND 58401
Oakes Volunteer Ambulance Service / 615 Ivy Avenue Oakes, ND 58474
Oakes Ambulance Service / 615 Ivy Ave Oakes, ND 58474-1625
Total number of locations: 35. These locations CAN provide American Heart Association-branded provider cards if needed.
To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.
Life saving stories
Here's a few stories that warmed our heart. Just sharing and thanking you for choosing a career that helps people that need it most.
Four minutes class to save a life
12-year-old Cherish Houle suffered intense bullying at school, according to her aunt Summer Nelson. Nelson stated that Cherish was living in a foster home and going through many transitions. Cherish reportedly had become withdrawn and pushed people away, yet she maintained communication with her aunt. Nelson's mother sat her down and explained that Cherish had taken her own life. Her body was found and rescue efforts were made. A 911 dispatcher walked a caller through CPR for nearly four and a half minutes, but it was to no avail.