Formally launched in 2016, the Center for Advanced Practice Nursing develops policies and processes, provides resources, and guides utilization and management for all advanced practice nurses – NPs and CRNAs – practicing throughout the hospital and at its local and regional sites. The first NP at HSS started in 1996; CRNAs began at HSS in the 1960s.
The Center for Advanced Practice Nursing is innovative in its administrative infrastructure and centralization of resources for advanced practice nursing, serving at the forefront as a leader for other academic medical centers and community hospitals in the tri-state region and the US. The Center is committed to fostering a comprehensive understanding of the roles of NPs and CRNAs, as well as to facilitating their efficient, effective and appropriate utilization. Both of these commitments help fulfill the core recommendations identified in the Institute of Medicine’s report: The Future of Nursing – Leading Change, Advanced Health (2011).
During student clinical rotations at HSS, NP students receive exposure and structured training to the day-to-day clinical practice of experienced APPs and physicians. This is integral to translating medical knowledge and understanding into effective patient care.