This spring, Sharon Gossman, APRN, was elected to the Nebraska Nurse Practitioner State Board during its annual spring conference. Over 400 nurse practitioners from across the state participated in the election and conference. Gossman’s four-year term includes serving the first year as president-elect, two years as president and one year as past-president on the advisory board. The board’s role is to become involved with legislative issues effecting nurse practitioners and their practices. Medicare reimbursements, employment bargaining power and public visibility are all top priorities for the board.
“I feel that nurse practitioners greatly compliment our overall healthcare services across the country,” said Gossman. “I am very passionate about the importance of nurse practitioners being represented in the legislature and excited to be actively involved on the board.” Residing in rural Neligh, Sharon and her husband, Dave, have four children. Their son, Josh, and his wife, Shauna, have four children, Coltin, age 10, Merin, age 3, and twins, Bergin and Draydin, age 1 1/2 years. Other children include Ben, Jeff and Brienne. The Gossmans are members of the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin.
In 2000, she received her Master’s Degree as a certified Advanced Practice Nurse and began employment at Antelope Memorial Hospital where she currently practices. She provides clinic visits through AMH Family Practice at locations in Neligh, Elgin, Clearwater, Orchard and Tilden.