Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) Education at Stamford Health

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) Education at Stamford Health

What are Advanced Practice Providers?

Advanced Practice Providers (also known as Advanced Practice Professionals) at Stamford Health are a group of medical professionals working collaboratively with Physicians, Nurses, Staff and other interdisciplinary team members to provide compassionate, quality health care to patients. They may include Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CNRA’s), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), and Physician Assistants (PAs). Advanced Practice Providers are fully licensed and certified to provide patient care.

What services do APPs provide patients?

Advanced Practice Providers provide diagnostic and therapeutic services that were traditionally performed only by physicians. This includes taking histories and doing physicals, ordering and interpreting diagnostic testing, treatment and counseling of patients, as well as a wide range of medical and surgical procedures.

In the dynamic healthcare environment at Stamford Health, APPs continue to play a vital role in the care of patients. This notion applies to both the inpatient and outpatient settings all over the country. Because of these trends, Stamford Health chooses to be an active partner in shaping the role of APPs in the care of our patients through education and training.

Stamford Hospital is a clinical training site for many APP students. We’re happy to serve as the primary clinical site for Sacred Heart University’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions developed a new, full-time, 27-month Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program in conjunction with Stamford Hospital.

Located on the second floor of Stamford Hospital’s Tandet Center, the 13,000-square-foot space is in the process of a full renovation and will include a state-of-the-art lab, classrooms and a patient-assessment suite. The program consists of a 12-month classroom phase followed by a 15-month clinical phase providing 2,000 hours of experience in several medical specialties. All students complete clinical rotations at Stamford Hospital as well as other SHU-affiliated hospitals and healthcare sites.

Stamford Hospital also hosts NP students in its various clinical inpatient and outpatient settings as part of its commitment to Advanced Practice Provider education.