As your AANP State Representative, I will work alongside the Regional Director and AANP staff to communicate regularly with the nurse practitioners in Nebraska regarding current national policies and legislation impacting our profession. I strive to improve the knowledge base of our Nebraska nurse practitioners regarding statewide and national issues. I am eager to act as a liaison between the AANP organization and local Nebraska nurse practitioners. Continuing to represent our state on a national level would be my pleasure. I will communicate a strong, consistent message from AANP to our current statewide members regarding government affairs and legislative happenings. I will promote involvement within the AANP organization and encourage AANP membership among Nebraska nurse practitioners. I will communicate our statewide legislative progress to AANP and to fellow Nebraska nurse practitioners so that we have a consistent voice. Please allow me to serve you in this position.
Assistant Faculty at UNMC College of Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner at Hart and Arndt Family Hea
Nebraska State Rep - AANP (2016-Present)
Member of NNP Legislative Committee (2014-Present)
Raymond Central Educational Foundation President (2014-Present)
Nebraska Pain Management Task Force (member 2019)
The biggest challenge facing NPs in the delivery of healthcare over the next decade remains the inconsistency of full practice authority across all States. Until every state in the United States has full practice authority, I feel that this will continue to be the largest challenge that AANP faces. I would like to see AANP continue to support states as they work to achieve full practice authority. On the state level, providing resources, guidance, and lobbying support will help all states achieve full practice authority and remove barriers for practicing NPs. Additionally, as payor models are shifting to value based care, having AANP provide resources and support to practicing NPs is essential. AANP should have a seat at the table in all health care discussions happening on a state and national level.
Leadership skills I posses: Strong work ethic, practicing nurse practitioner for 9 years in family practice, active member of our state organization - Nebraska Nurse Practitioner Association. I am trustworthy, hard working, and eager to promote nurse practitioners on a local, state, and national level. I have worked with many individuals across the healthcare spectrum. I value relationships with people and strive to work hard for a common goal. On a very local level, I am the current president of our Raymond Central Educational Foundation. We are partnering with a non-profit organization to bring a before and after school, extended learning opportunity to the school district. I have worked with fellow board members, administrators in the district, as well as leaders from the non-profit organization to get this program up and running - we are still in the very early stages, but I am excited to see this take shape.
I will work hard to ensure that all NPs in my state are aware of the AANP mission as well as the membership benefits. I hope to empower nurse practitioners across our state to be active in their local, state, and national organizations. I love the AANP advocacy center and feel that this is a great tool to allow all NPs to have a voice. I will continue to be active in my local organization on the legislative committee to move NP practice forward in Nebraska and ensure that we have a seat at the table in healthcare discussions.