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Candidate for Nomination Council

Amanda Chaney

Campaign Message:

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

Biographical Statement
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Curriculum Vitae

Current Professional Position

Senior Director of Advanced Practice Provider Services, Florida Region

Leadership Experience in the Past Three Years

  • Co-Chair of GI SPG, AANP (2018 - present)
  • AANP Awards Committee (2021-present)
  • Fellow, AANP (inducted 2017)
  • Committee Chair for ad-hoc committee for AANP (2020)
  • Speaker for AANP conferences
  • Healthcare Executive with Cleveland Clinic
  • Senior Director of Advanced Practice Provider Services, Florida Region
  • Chair of Advanced Practice at Mayo Clinic from 2018 - 2022
  • Clinical Practice Committee: Ensures that Mayo Clinic Advanced Practice Provider guidelines are reviewed in accordance with Florida practice standards and are implemented across all departments.
  • Operations Coordinating Group: Aligns and monitors clinical practice operations.
  • Personnel Committee: Established standards of excellence in training, experience, and personal characteristics appropriate for staff positions.
  • Florida Accreditation Subcommittee: Guides the organization in continually complying with The Joint Commission (TJC), Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP), and Florida Hospital License standards and regulations through implementation of or revisions to processes, organizational policies and procedure and standards of care.
  • Vice Chair of Clinical Practice Special Interest Group, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) from 2020 - present
  • Will become Chair of Clinical Practice Special Interest Group for AASLD in 2023

Biggest Challenge Facing Nurse Practitioners and How AANP Can Help

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.

Example of Initiative or Outcome of Leadership

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

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

I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of AANP. I propose the following in order to advance this mission:

  • Public/Health Care Consumer: Through the work of the nomination council, it is important to select the best and brightest to lead the initiatives of AANP forward. I commit to seek out those exceptional NPs to become leaders within our organization.
  • Reputation, Authority, and Expertise: I commit to working with our nomination council and board of directors to increase the number of NP leaders within AANP and other national committees to bring the NP perspective to the table. In addition, with the network that I have created over the years, I will be able to recommend new members to AANP with diverse backgrounds who would be huge assets to the organization for education initiatives.
  • Parity in Compensation/Reimbursement: We need to have the right people in the right positions at the right time. I commit to seeking out NP leaders with the best experience and expertise to move forward with equal reimbursement and payment for NPs.
  • AANP as an Organization: I commit to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the nomination process.