Specific Information on Advanced Practice Positions
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)
- A clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice nurse who provides high-quality health care services within a practice team – and with a systems perspective.
- A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice nurse who specializes in anesthesia care.
- A nurse practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice nurse who provides high-quality healthcare services within a practice team.
Physician Assistant (PA)
Physician assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians.
The daily contributions by APPs to deliver high-quality, patient and family centered care is paramount to fulfill the vision at The University of Kansas Health System Great Bend to lead the nation in caring, healing, teaching and discovering.
Advanced Practice Providers are educated at the graduate level (master’s or doctoral) and may work in either a specialist or generalist capacity. The basis of Advanced Practice is the high degree of knowledge, skill and experience that is applied within the patient relationship to achieve optimal outcomes through critical analysis, problem solving and evidenced-based decision making.