Advanced Practice

Our Advanced Practice Nurses can be found in a variety of clinical settings and are an integral part of our multidisciplinary, team approach in the delivery of family centered care. We are privileged to have over 100 Advanced Practice Nurses on staff.

Whether you are a new graduate or a seasonal professional, you will have the opportunity and resources to create a nursing career with lasting impact.

You will not find a more dynamic and rewarding career than at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, central Pennsylvania's only academic, Level I, regional trauma center, and tertiary care provider.

Nurse Practitioner

We are fortunate to have over 80 Nurse Practitioners on staff. Our Nurse Practitioners work in a wide variety of clinical areas and function in several different roles across all practice settings. In the emergency department and family practice sites, they provide primary care for their patient groups in coordination with their physician partners. In the hospital, they're partnered with specific medical and surgical physician services, coordinating teaching, performing procedures, and assisting patients and families in coordinating care and services. In our critical care areas, such as Heart and Vascular, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Pediatric Intensive Care unit, they oversee education for fellows and residents, perform procedures, and manage the care for groups of patients in collaboration with the intensivist medical teams. Advance Practice Nurses serve as clinical experts and resources in all areas to advance the practice of nursing.

To learn more about our Nurse Practitioner education expense program, please contact our Nurse Recruitment team via email or call 717-531-5141.

Nurse Anesthetist

At Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, we practice a "team approach" to anesthesia delivery - a collaborative effort between Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and supervising anesthesiologists. We rely on our talented CRNAs to provide anesthesia for all types of surgical procedures in a variety of settings including a 20 suite main operating room, a 3 suite south operating room, and numerous off-site procedural areas. Our specialty areas include cardiothoracic , pediatrics, plastics, vascular, neurosurgery, orthopedics, transplant, otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, thoracic, general surgery, and more.


"We have been blessed with dedicated CRNA's who help our clinical care and education missions"

~ Berend Mets, MB, ChB, PhD, FRCA, FFA (SA), Eric A. Walker Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology

Our Clinical Nurse Specialists are clinical experts who provide and manage the care of patients with complex health problems. They practice in a wide variety of settings including medicine, surgery, cardiology, pediatrics and care coordination. As advanced practice nurses, they serve as clinical experts and resources in all areas for their nursing colleagues. 

 

Certified Nurse Midwife

Our Certified Nurse Midwives provide primary healthcare to women of childbearing age including gynecologic care, infertility, prenatal and genetic counseling, obstetrics care, women's gynecologic cancer care, and general women's health care. In addition, our Nurse Midwives coordinate teaching, assist patients and families in coordinating care and services and are active participants in research initiatives.