Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are a group of medical professionals that include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and clinical nurse midwives, who have undergone specialized education and training. The APPs scope of practice, level of independence and authority varies by the type of APP and by state.
APPs are licensed healthcare professionals, credentialed and privileged through SHC's Medical Staff Office. They work collaboratively with physicians and the care team in all areas of the hospital and clinics to create a seamless environment of care. APPs are highly knowledgeable and serve as an essential part of the development and implementation of patients' care. At Stanford Health Care we have a role agnostic culture. Our APPs are an integral part of the healthcare team.