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Advanced Practice Nurses

Highland Employs a Number of APNs

An Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) is a nurse who has a graduate degree (or higher) in nursing. The term APN encompasses Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Nurse Practitioners (NP), and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Specialty Certifications (CRNA) and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM). Most APNs are certified in a specialty such as critical care, geriatrics, oncology, obstetrics or wound-ostomy continence.

The Department of Nursing at Highland Hospital employs a number of APNs who function in the traditional roles of the CNS: expert practitioner in a specialty, educator, collaborator/consultant and researcher. Some APNs are educated as NPs and work in the departments of medicine, surgery or in primary care. NPs are credentialed through the Highland Hospital Department of Medicine, which gives them privileges to write orders for patients.

Highland APNs are available to answer your questions, and are also available for consultation on the units.

Highland APN Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Oncology
  • Skin / Wound Ostomy