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As we face a new future of healthcare, NPs will continue to lead the way for high-quality, cost-effective patient care. I commit to you to advocate for you and with you. Together we can move forward to full practice authority to do what we have been trained and educated to do. I am deeply committed to the core values of AANP and believe in our collaborative work we do. I would be honored to be a part of the nomination council to identify the best and brightest NPs across the nation to lead our profession to the next level. #Advocacy and Support to Move NPs Forward
Senior Director of Advanced Practice Provider Services, Florida Region
The biggest challenge facing NPs in the delivery of healthcare for the future is a clear understanding of the NP's role. There are many barriers NPs face that prevent them from doing their job to the fullest extent of training and education. AANP can help address this by implementing education initiatives that explain the role of a NP to communities, to patients, to legislators, to healthcare administrators and physicians. Despite our current efforts, there remains a large communication gap. Investment in marketing efforts to highlight what we know is true (i.e. NPs provide high-quality, cost effective care) would be a wonderful way AANP can help. So many of our NPs lack the confidence to explain what they bring to the table. AANP has done a wonderful job with preparing resources and tools that the NP can use to have these conversations. However, many NPs struggle to find this information. Having leaders from AANP implement strategies to get these resources to the NP could move the needle to eliminate barriers preventing full scope of practice.
Clinical Operations & Change Management Medical and Nursing Education & Program Development Executive Leadership Project Management Change Agent JCAHO / CMS readiness/preparedness C-Level Strategic Partnerships Financial Planning and Optimization Relationship Management Quality Improvement/DMAIC Project Leader National Speaker and Author Servant Leader • Create NP/PA Organization Structure for large healthcare organization (Cleveland Clinic) • APP Education / Onboarding: Developed organizational orientation/onboarding curriculum utilizing the DMAIC methodology which is now a best practice for the all of Mayo Clinic (Enterprise-level) (with a 98% success rate), • Academic Rank: Led initiative to increase academic work of the APP cohort of employees resulting in an increased of academic rank by 45%, • Roles/Responsibilities Project: developed a tool which outlined every person involved in clinical care as well their responsibilities in the practice. Partnered with senior leadership to utilize tool to optimize hiring of staff (right person for the right job), as well as to provide expectations of who does what. Led to practice optimization, reduction of waste, improved cost effectiveness, and enhanced staff satisfaction • APP Leadership Program: creator and director which delivers clear clinical expectations for APPs new to leadership. Provides establishment of mentors and coaches to enhance professional development
I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of AANP. I propose the following in order to advance this mission: