Flu season visitor restriction – age 16 or older (Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu) – Mayores de 16 años.)

Flu Season Visitor Restriction

Visitors temporarily restricted to age 16 or older

As a safety first organization, Christiana Care is implementing a temporary visitation age restriction starting Friday, Jan. 18. This temporary restriction protects patients, their loved ones and health care workers during this time of extremely high number of influenza cases and other respiratory illnesses circulating in our community.

The new restrictions limit visitors to patients in Christiana and Wilmington hospitals to persons age 16 or older. Children and teens younger than 16 years are most likely to get the flu and remain contagious longer than adults. This restriction does not apply to outpatient and ambulatory services. We began restricting visitors under the age of 16 years in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Women’s and Children’s areas on Jan. 18.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information about the Flu visit our Health Library.


Restricción de visitantes durante la Temporada de Influenza (Flu)

Temporalmente solo se permiten los visitantes mayores de 16 años.

Como una organización que promueve la seguridad ante todo, Christiana Care está implementando una restricción temporal en la edad de visitantes a partir del viernes 18 de enero. Esta restricción temporal protege a los pacientes, a sus seres queridos y al personal de cuidados de salud durante esta época con un número extremadamente alto de casos de influenza y de otras enfermedades respiratorias que circulan en nuestra comunidad.

Las nuevas restricciones, en los hospitales Christiana y Wilmington, sólo permiten visitas a pacientes de personas mayores de 16 años. Los niños y adolescentes menores de 16 años son más propensos a contraer el flu y son contagiosos por más tiempo que los adultos. Esta restricción no aplica a las áreas de servicios ambulatorios. Comenzamos la restricción de visitas a menores de 16 años en nuestra Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Neonatales (NICU) y en las áreas para Mujeres y Niños desde el 18 de enero.

Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

Para más información sobre la gripe, visite nuestra Biblioteca de Salud.

Nursing at Christiana Care

Advanced Practice Nursing

APRNs are employed in all service lines serving the primary care community and the acute care population. They serve as direct care providers with the medical groups and physicians to a wide variety of patient population. APRNS are leaders in the nursing profession as educators and mentors to RNs and other medical professionals, participate in research and quality improvement projects, and have the opportunity to serve on councils and committees throughout Christiana Care.

APRN Council includes representatives from the service lines across the health system. Representatives include Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners from both acute care and community care services. The council provides support for APRNs through participation in and promotion of advanced practice professional interests including legislative, education, peer review, credentialing, and privileging processes.

Council roles and responsibilities include:

  • Promote and facilitate communication among APRNs.
  • Review and provide approval recommendations for initial and renewal credentialing for all employed and non-employed APRNs and revisions to clinical privileges and job descriptions.
  • Provide a collaborative forum for reporting and evaluating APRN practice concerns.
  • Support the education and professional development of APRNs through sponsoring annual pharmacology conference, biannual APRN grand rounds, and annual town hall meeting with chief nurse executive.
  • Provide consultation to human resources regarding development of job specifications, performance standards, marketing and recruitment.
    Review and provide input to the Delaware Board of Nursing on APRN-related matters.

APRN Residency

The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Residency program is a nine-month, intensive program for newly graduated nurse practitioners with less than 18 months’ experience. The residency consists of a six-month precepted experience followed by three months in primary care practice. It provides precepting by experienced nurse practitioners, specialty rotations, and additional didactic education in caring for primary care patients.

APRN Careers