Mary Cisco, MBA, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Candidate for Nomination Council

Campaign Message:

The Nomination Council plays an integral part in presenting qualified candidates to the AANP membership for voting. I feel that each one of us has something to offer the organization and urging others to run for various positions is a great way to continue to allow AANP to thrive and to give back to the NP community. I want to identify, cultivate & motivate members throughout the country to participate & engage in AANP. We need to have a strong voice and raise up our profession with pride. I want to be involved in something bigger where I can make sure those voices are heard and valued. I never want to stop growing, learning & giving back to support and advance our profession. I am motivated to run for office and join the fight as a strong advocate for change. Please consider voting for Mary Cisco! Thanks!

Biographical Statement
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Curriculum Vitae

Current Professional Position

Manager Occupational Health Clinical Care Walt Disney World & Disneyland Resort

AANP/ACNP Leadership Experience

Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN) Treasurer, FNPN Conference Committee, FNPN Board Liaison to the PAC. Central Florida Association of Occupational Health Nurses (CFAOHN) Nominations Committee.

Biggest Challenge Facing NPs and How AANP Can Help

As nurse practitioners we are confronted with many issues as we strive to provide the best care possible to our patients. The primary care gap, legislative changes, personal challenges, the changing patient care environment, and scope-of-practice restrictions to name a few. But the biggest challenge facing NPs in the delivery of care is the restrictions placed on our practice. The primary care gap has led to an increased burden on NPs. States that continue to have restrictive laws for NPs are limiting patient access and the potential for APRNs to contribute fully to health care. AANP has made significant progress in reducing our scope of practice restrictions nationwide and moving us towards full practice authority. AANP can continue to take a stand that NPs provide safe and effective patient care. AANP can promote future initiatives to remove artificial barriers on NP practice. NPs are critical in delivering primary care. Moving forward, more efforts are needed to work with a broader coalition of stakeholders to join together around issues of practice restrictions and advocate for legislation that supports full practice authority. As an organization we need to continue to strive to reduce the limitations that impact NPs ability to provide care.

Example of Initiative or Outcome of Leadership

I have a strong desire of stewardship to others. I am passionate and open minded. I am committed to serving our members and finding the best candidates possible to fill the ballots for election. I am motivated to work hard. Integrity and efficiency are two keys that I live by. I will represent the organization well. I am a visionary and am very objective when making decisions. I am dependable, honest and engaged. I am an effective communicator and can provide information and opinions in a respectful and non-judgmental way. I truly enjoy leading others!! I have led teams to improve their efficiency and decrease wait times at the clinic. Patient satisfaction scores are higher than they have been because I listened and engaged the team. I tried to lead by example by improving communication skills among the team, engaging all patients, smiling, treating them with respect and courtesy and setting clear and realistic expectations. I try to always be a true servant leader in my business and organizations.

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

I would utilize all my contacts from professional organizations, work, and school to encourage talented, passionate, and optimistic NPs to run for office and promote the NP profession. I promise to continue to represent the NP profession and AANP in a positive and professional manner. I will also continue to encourage NPs and NP students to become AANP members and contribute to our professional development. I feel that I am the right candidate for this position because of my wide range of experiences in various settings. I have always encouraged new and seasoned NPs to not only join our organization but become active in committees and offices throughout my short career. I want to promote our professional excellence in NP practice by getting more of our members to participate in our organization at the national level. By developing our AANP members into leadership roles, we continue to contribute to the legacy of NPs. Ultimately, we further strengthen the value of our profession and continue the foundation of our previous NP leaders. I would continue moving forward our mission by empowering others to lead!