An advanced practice clinician is either a Physician Assistant or an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. Together we are known as APCs. We are valuable members of the health care team serving different patient populations in our hospitals, emergency rooms and community. We are educated, experienced and skilled to manage our patients and their health issues.
Christiana Care provides APCs educational opportunities, mentoring support, leadership training and opportunities to grow in their role as an APC. APCs serve as preceptors to PA and APRN students across many medical specialties. APCs play an integral role in serving our patients and community with our core values of excellence and love.
As APCs continue to grow in numbers at Christiana Care, so do the opportunities for the types of practices APCs are employed. At Christiana Care, APCs work in wide range of sites including ambulatory practices, specialty services, hospitalist groups, intensive care units, surgical departments and obstetrical areas.
Currently there are almost 700 APCs working at Christiana Care with over half employed by the hospital.
In the past 10 years our APC workforce has tripled. As the need for access to health care continues to grow, Christiana Care anticipates the need for APCs will also continue to rise.