Advanced Practice Nursing
The Mount Sinai Health System is home to a deep bench of advanced practice nurses, who are committed to the health of our patients and community.
In addition to having extensive bedside experience, an advanced practice nurse—such as a nurse practitioner (NP) or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)—has undergone advanced education, including a master’s degree. In the case of NPs, this training allows advanced practice nurses to function as providers, with responsibilities such as diagnosing conditions and prescribing medications.
Every area of the Mount Sinai Health System now includes advanced practice nurses, from primary care and ambulatory settings to specialties such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, surgery, cardiology, and more. Another key area of advanced practice nursing is midwifery, which involves skilled care for everything from prenatal visits through delivery.
As with any provider, advanced practice nurses maintain up-to-date board certifications and competency requirements, and participate in professional conferences.
In many ways, NPs and other advanced practice nurses function as the glue between the nursing and physician worlds. Through their dedication and training, advanced practice nurses contribute a great deal to promoting the team approach that helps patients achieve the best possible outcomes.