ChristianaCare

All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Nursing at ChristianaCare

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 ChristianaCare.

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