North Dakota Board of Examiners for 
Nursing Home Administrators

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January 14, 2016 10:00 am
1900 N. 11th Street, Bismarck, ND
July 14, 2016 10:00 am
1900 N. 11th Street, Bismarck, ND

NAB Meetings

Nov. 11-13, 2015 Mid-Year Meeting
Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida

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Board Members

The (NDBOENHA) consists of  9 members, 3 year term, NDCC 43-34-02:
          1 - State Health Officer (or designee)
          1 - Human Services Executive Director (or designee)
          7 members appointed by the Governor:  
1 - Physician; 1 - Hospital Administrator; 1 - Nurse;  4 - Licensed Nursing Home Administrators

Nancy Farnham, Chair
Maryhill Manor
110 Hillcrest Dr., Enderlin, ND 58027
Phone:  701-437-3544; Fax 701-437-3816
Nursing Home Administrator; Term:  7/1/09 through 06/30/15

Scott Foss, Vice Chair
Benedictine Living Center of Garrison
PO Box 219, Garrison, ND 58540
Phone: 701-463-2226; Fax: 701-463-2650
Nursing Home Administrator; Term 7/1/08 through 06/30/14

Pepper Lippert, Secretary/Treasurer
Aneta Parkview Health Center
PO BOx 287, Aneta, ND 58212-0287
Phone:  701-326-4234; Fax:  701-326-4529
RN; Term:  01/20/11 through 06/30/16

Randy Albrecht
3631 Wolfcreek Road, Coleharbor, ND 58531
Phone:  701-442-5727
Nursing Home Administrator; Term 7/1/05 through 06/30/14

Pete Antonson
Northwood Deaconess Health Center
PO Box 190; Northwood, ND  58267
Phone:  701-587-6060; Fax: 701-587-6479
Hospital Administrator; Term: 7/1/04 through 06/30/16

Guy Tangedahl, MD

UND Family Practice Center
515 E. Broadway; Bismarck, ND  58501
Phone:  701-328-9950; Fax 701-328-9957
Physician; Term:  7/1/09 through 06/30/15

Karen Tescher
Department of Human Services
600 E. Boulevard Ave; Bismarck, ND  58505
Phone:  701-328-2324; Fax:  701-328-1544
Department of Human Services Designee; Term:  N/A

Bruce Pritschet
Department of Health; Division of Health Facilities
600 E. Boulevard Ave; Bismarck, ND  58505
Phone:  701-328-2352; Fax:  701-328-1890
Department of Health Designee; Term:  N/A

Marilyn Goldade
Haaland Estates
1025 3rd Ave SE, Rugby, ND 58368
Phone:  701-776-5203; Fax: 701-776-6688
Hospital Administrator; Term: 7/1/12 through 06/30/15

Cathy Anhalt, Executive Director
ND Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
1900 N 11th St; Bismarck, ND  58501
Phone:  701-222-4867; Fax:  701-223-0977

Peggy Krikava, Executive Assistant
ND Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators
1900 N 11th St; Bismarck, ND  58501
Phone:  701-222-4867; Fax 701-223-0977

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Fee Information

Application for Licensure; Initial, Emergency or Endorsement:  
The application fee for licensure is $250, non-refundable, payable to NDBOENHA.

Annual License Renewal Fee is $200 payable to NDBOENHA

License renewal applications are due by December 31st of each year.  License renewals received with a postmark after December 31 will be assessed a $25 per month late fee.  If a renewal is not received by June 30, the license is no longer considered valid and a new application for licensure would be required. The North Dakota Department of Health will be notified of any licenses not renewed by January 1.

Applicants for licensure are required to pass a national & state examination.  For more information on the National exam, go to and click on the Exams icon. For more information on the State exam, contact Peggy Krikava at 701-222-4867 or email

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Administrator-In-Training Program

The Administrator In Training (AIT) Program will provide an opportunity for potential nursing facility administrators to:

Optimally function as an administrator in providing service to respective residents, family & staff.

Gain vital practical experience in a nursing facility thus better preparing them for the national exam.

The Program length is a minimum of 480 hours. The Program content will be flexible to allow opportunity for individuals to create/design their own learning experiences in accordance with a job analysis and the testing domains of Resident Care Management, Personnel Management, Financial Management, Environmental Management, Governance and Management, and Other disciplines such as Dietary Management, Activities Management or Marketing.

Written validation of AIT experiences will be required.

Doug Panchot, Administrator
Eventide at Hi-Acres
1300 2nd Place NE
Jamestown, ND 58401
Phone: 701-252-5881

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Continuing Education Requirements

A minimum of 20 continuing education hours are required for license renewal. The following sponsors of continuing education offerings are recognized by the NDBOENHA:

-ND Long Term Care Association
-ND Healthcare Association
-American College of Healthcare Administrators/North Dakota Roughrider Chapter
-Hours recognized and approved by other state Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators. Verification
-College credits relating to management, finance, human resources, or gerontology: 
     -Each Quarter credit hour will equate to 9 clock hours
     -Each Semester credit hour will equate to 12 clock hours

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Cathy Anhalt, Executive Director
1900 N. 11th Street, Bismarck, ND 58501    Phone: 701-222-4867     Fax: 701-223-0977

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