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Candidate for Nomination Council

Ebonye Green

Campaign Message:

Empowering AANP's Future: Your Voice, Your Choice!" Dear AANP Members, I'm running for the Nomination Council to help shape AANP's future. The Nomination Council plays a pivotal role in identifying exceptional leaders for our organization. Here's what I'll bring to the table: ? Transparency: I'll ensure that the nomination process is clear and well-communicated to members, empowering you to make informed choices. ? Diversity: I'm committed to recruiting a diverse range of candidates, so our leadership reflects the communities we serve. ? Efficiency: I'll advocate for timely elections and results reporting, keeping you in the loop. ? Ethical Leadership: I'll uphold AANP's highest ethical standards. Vote for progress. Vote for a stronger AANP. Vote for me! Sincerely, Ebonye Green

Biographical Statement
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Curriculum Vitae

Current Professional Position

Lead APP for Neuroscience Service Line

Leadership Experience in the Past Three Years

American Association of Neuroscience Nursing Board of Directors, Director-at-Large, 2020 – 2023. American Association of Neuroscience Nursing Chair of Advocacy Committee, 2018 – 2020. Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association Board of Directors, Director-at-Large, 2021 – 2024. Neurocritical Care Society, Chair-Elect for Women in Neurocritical Care Committee, 2019 – 2021, 2023-2024. Neurocritical Care Society, Chair-Elect for Advanced Practice Providers Leadership Committee, 2021 – 2024. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences APP Council, Parliamentarian 2021 – 2023. American Association of Neuroscience Nursing Leadership Development Committee 2023-2026. American Board of Neuroscience Nurses Leadership Development Committee, Certificatant-at-Large, 2023-2026. Neurocritical Care Society, Co-chair for Annual Planning Committee, 2022-2024.

Biggest Challenge Facing Nurse Practitioners and How AANP Can Help

The biggest challenge facing Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in the delivery of healthcare over the next decade is likely to be the evolving healthcare landscape and scope of practice. NPs have made significant contributions to improving access to care, especially in underserved areas. However, they often face regulatory and practice restrictions that vary from state to state, limiting their ability to provide care to the full extent of their education and training. This hinders their potential to meet the growing demand for primary care services, particularly as the population ages and healthcare needs increase. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) should address this issue by advocating for uniform scope of practice laws across all states. They can work with state legislatures and healthcare organizations to promote the removal of unnecessary barriers that restrict NPs' ability to provide comprehensive care. AANP should also continue to support education and training programs for NPs to ensure they are well-prepared to meet the evolving needs of healthcare delivery. Additionally, they can promote research and evidence-based practice to demonstrate the value NPs bring to the healthcare system, ultimately improving access and quality of care for the populations they serve.

Example of Initiative or Outcome of Leadership

One key leadership skill I would bring to AANP is strategic vision. I would work closely with the organization's leadership to develop a clear and forward-thinking vision for the future of nurse practitioners (NPs) and healthcare. This vision would involve anticipating and addressing the evolving needs and challenges in healthcare, such as changes in healthcare policies, technology, and patient demographics. With a strong strategic vision, I would advocate for policies that enhance NP practice, improve healthcare access, and promote evidence-based care. Additionally, my ability to effectively communicate and collaborate would be valuable in fostering partnerships with other healthcare organizations and stakeholders. This collaboration could lead to initiatives such as the successful promotion of NP scope of practice legislation, increased funding for NP education, or the development of clinical practice guidelines that benefit both NPs and the populations they serve. These initiatives would help advance the NP profession and improve healthcare delivery across the country.

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

If elected to a leadership position at AANP, my primary focus would be advancing the organization's mission and strategic plan by taking the following actions: advocacy, education, research, leadership, diversity, and inclusion. I would actively advocate for policies that expand the scope of practice for NPs, improve their ability to provide accessible and high-quality healthcare and promote health equity. This would involve collaborating with lawmakers, healthcare organizations, and other stakeholders to remove unnecessary regulatory barriers. By building NP education and training, would ensure that NPs are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to meet the diverse healthcare needs of their communities. I would support and promote research in nursing and nurse practitioner practice. This includes facilitating research collaborations, funding opportunities, and disseminating research findings that can inform evidence-based practice and policy. I would encourage and empower NPs to take on leadership roles within the healthcare system. This can be achieved by providing mentorship, leadership development programs, and opportunities for NPs to engage in decision-making at various levels of healthcare organizations. By prioritizing diversity and inclusion in all AANP initiatives to ensure that the organization reflects the diverse communities it serves and promotes healthcare equity.