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Gail Sadler ARNP Running for AANP Florida State Representative-Voting is Open

Posted over 6 years ago by Gail Sadler

GAIL SADLER, ARNP-BC Is a member of FNPN, TampaBay Nurse Practitioner Group, and President of your NP in Business. Gail will increase public awareness of the nurse practitioner in the state of Florida as a primary care provider and specialty care provider. Because of her networking skills and educational programs in the State of Florida, Gail will mprove flow of information and communication to all member and non-member NPs concerning AANP's working postions and goals.  Voting for Gail is voting for a pro-active movement for NP's in Florida.




Position Running for: Florida State Representative

Current Professional Position:
Family Nurse Practitioner as an owner/operater of Westcoast Family Practice in Tampa, Florida

AANP Participation:
AANP Leadership Meeting DC 2011 
AANP MSRA Conference DC 2010 
Regional 11 Leadership Meeting, 2007-2011

Non-AANP Professional Organizations:
Nurse Practitioner Coalition of Florida- (Member)
Tampa Bay Advanced Practice Nurses Council Past Vice president,-four year term (2006-2009);
Publication Chair-four years(past), Nomination Chair(past), Conference Chair 2007-2008, Legislative Chair(present 2011-2013)
Association of Nurse Practitioners in Business (Present) President
FNPN (FL NP Network) past nomination Chair-2009;
Conference State co-chair-2010

Brief Statement of Goals For Position If Elected:

Goal 1:

Increase public awareness of the nurse practitioner in the state of Florida as a primary care provider and specialty care provider

Goal 2:
Improve flow of information and communication to all member and non-member NPs concerning AANP's working postions and goals

Goal 3:
Strengthen the relationship between all grassroots NP groups in the state of Florida to facilitate common health care policy goals

Biographical Statement:
Ms. Sadler graduated from the University of Tampa with her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing.  She received her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Tampa in Family Health Nursing.  She also has a post masters from Touro University California in International Health.  She started her career in Family, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics, in the Tampa bay area of Florida.    She was instrumental in the validity studies of the Pain Pump for use with Oncology outpatients.  She spent the early part of her nurse practitioner (NP) career working in pain management with oncology patients and their families.  Advocating and assisting the patient in mental, emotional and physical transition from health to palliative care.  She was instrumental in the early years of HIV research utilizing pain pumps, teaching peripheral inserted central lines, and titration of medications utilizing these implanted pumps.

She currently is a family nurse practitioner with a thriving practice in integrated functional medical care promoting preventive care. She developed an independent nurse practitioner office which is used today after nine years of many renovations as a Florida state NP practice modality. 

Ms. Sadler is active at the local, state and national level monitoring health legislation that could impact the NP’s status in the provision of primary care and easy access to health care.  She was involved as a founding member of the Tampa Bay Nurse Practitioner Council, the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, and is long time member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of The Florida Nurse Association, American College of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurse Association with the RN No Harm program.  She is currently a fellow in the Anti aging medicine, (A4M).  She recently Founded and is current President of the Association of Nurse Practitioner in Business.  An Association dedicated to helping NPs develop, business plan and maintains their own Nurse Practitioner practice.

She owns and manages her own practice and is a staunch advocate for NPs owning and managing a practice that provides a needed service to multi-cultural and underserved groups as well as the general patient population.   With a focus in monitoring legislation that affects the NP ability to provide access to care in accordance to his/her educational ability. She continues to lobby in a State that is not favorable to Nurse Practitioner owned offices.

Her special interest in Women’s health and Children’s health has allowed her to expand services within community activities for women and children who have survived cancer assisting them in reaching their full potential.  She volunteers for Faces of Courage and Krewe of Aragon for children at Shiners Hospital in Tampa.


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