My name is Adam Hohman and I am running for the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s State Representative position for North Dakota. The AANP North Dakota State Representative position is a great opportunity to further serve our profession and make a difference. If elected, I would bring executive leadership, visionary thinking, and perseverance to the leadership team. As the ND state representative, I would support AANP’s strategic goals and mission within our state through multiple approaches of education, advocacy, and leadership. Currently, I am a DNP faculty member at North Dakota State University. In addition, I continue to practice as an NP in rural emergency rooms and serve as an Air Force Reserves Nurse Corps Officer. I would greatly appreciate your vote and look forward to a new challenge while serving beside you to advance our profession.
Assistant Professor of Practice — North Dakota State University Family Nurse Practitioner — ER
Some of the biggest challenges will be affordable access to care for patients and full NP practice authority in all 50 states. Across the United States, there remain unmet needs for community and public health infrastructure in communities. Our role in providing access to care particularly for the underserved and uninsured will continue to grow and accelerate. We need to unite politically for the removal of restrictive practice laws while building collaborative relationships within our communities to further develop and rebuild local community health infrastructure. I believe some of the opportunities for AANP to help address the above concerns are through advocacy for expanded telehealth access, increased funding for new and established community public health programs, and interprofessional community outreach. In addition, AANP will need to be a leader in pursuing reimbursed alternative care models that epitomizes bringing care to the patient. Essentially project access to patient care, diagnostics, and treatment into the homes of patients through technology and multidisciplinary approaches that utilize telehealth rather than relying on the traditional ambulatory care model. We need to also address issues related to community access to mental health/chemical dependency services and initiatives to improve the emergency preparedness of our communities.
If elected, I would bring executive leadership, visionary thinking, and perseverance to the leadership team. The past 16 years of my military career have been an ongoing leadership experience. Over the past 6 years, I have served in an executive leadership role responsible for developing and sustaining the readiness of our medical forces. I spearheaded and oversaw our unit’s education and training committee which was responsible for eight training areas and expediting the training of over 160 military medical personnel. Additionally, I served as a joint planner for a civilian-military operation in east-central Georgia which involved 165 joint military members and five Georgia counties spanning over 100 miles. The operation resulted in medical services to 3,384 people over eight days saving underserved communities $1.5 million in medical costs. As a DNP faculty at North Dakota State, I established the first-ever Stop the Bleed Initiative on our campus. The initiative has been an interdisciplinary effort between students and faculty from Nursing, Emergency Management, and Athletic Training. To date, our initiative has developed 15 instructor candidates, trained over 200 NDSU students and faculty, and installed publicly accessible Stop the Bleed response kits at five different sites across campus.
As the ND state representative, I would support AANP’s strategic goals and mission within our state through multiple approaches of education, advocacy, and leadership.