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Candidate for North Carolina State Liaison

Ivy Bagley

Campaign Message:

I have served in several local and national leadership roles. During this service, I have worked to promote the importance of recognizing the NP role while highlighting what NPs can bring to the medical community. This is a critical time in healthcare in which we need to educate the community regarding the role of the APRN- especially the nurse practitioner. We must have a united and diverse group of nurse practitioners in our state. I have worked to promote the NP role on social media, among the students I precept, and among my fellow NPs. I have promoted AANP among my colleagues. We can educate the public on how vital our role is in providing healthcare for NC citizens. I will continue promoting NPs while advocating for full practice authority in NC. I am well qualified and will serve my fellow NPs well as the North Carolina state liaison.

Biographical Statement
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Curriculum Vitae

Current Professional Position

DNP FNP-C IBCLC at a local pediatric office

Leadership Experience in the Past Three Years

I have sat on the Obesity Medicine Association Pediatric National Committee for the last three years. I have also been involved in Beta Nu at ECU CON this year with the recent appointment of the Secretary Intern. I completed the AANP Leadership Cohort program in 2022 and found this to be invaluable in preparing me to serve as a leader for my fellow AANP NC members. I plan to pursue this position for several years to develop solid relationships among NPs in the organization. I have been leading NPs by precepting students at several universities. I have been involved in many leadership activities within local communities throughout the pandemic. I have also shown leadership in solving problems creatively in practice during the recent pandemic.

Biggest Challenge Facing Nurse Practitioners and How AANP Can Help

NPs must obtain full practice authority in all states. NPs can significantly impact the overall health and well-being of our citizens- especially in NC, with barriers to practice removed. AANP and leadership within AANP need to continue to support our NPs as they work to obtain this in all states. AANP must maintain a strong presence within local, state, and national governments. AANP must continue to work to promote more diversity within our organization as we serve a diverse patient population. I hope to help establish local forums in which NPs can be represented in community schools and churches, highlighting the NP's role for minority groups and assisting children in understanding the available options in health careers.

Example of Initiative or Outcome of Leadership

Creativity and innovation are two leadership skills I bring to the table when faced with challenging problems. In our community, teens have limited access to exercise opportunities, and this was especially true during the pandemic. During this time, I created a FIT CAMP program for adolescent patients in my practice. This required creative solutions as we worked through zoom. This program has continued with a more in-person approach throughout this year. Many of my fellow nursing colleagues did not have adequate PPE when the pandemic began. My clients also lacked PPE. Through social media, I help obtain PPE and kid-sized masks for many in the community, which I delivered throughout the states during the early months of the pandemic. Over 100 kid-sized masks and over 50 face shields for nurses were given out by myself in a week: this required organization, creativity, and innovation.

If Elected, I Propose to Advance the AANP Mission as Follows

I will highlight the NP role within the local communities and work towards passing full practice authority in NC. Full practice authority opens the door for the many in my state who lack healthcare. This is vital to help prevent our citizens' from developing heart disease, diabetes, and strokes while impacting overall physical and mental health. NPs must be able to provide care within the full scope of their practice. I will continue to promote the NP role within local communities through outreach programs at community events and work to encourage more cultural diversity among fellow NPs. This begins with interactions with middle school students to promote nursing as an available career for all. NPs provide high-quality care and are an excellent resource for all communities, especially those with limited access to primary care. My role is to advocate and educate the community and those in the political arena on why and how NPs impact overall healthcare outcomes.