Who We Are
The Advanced Practice Providers at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center are committed to providing leadership, support, and structure. They are an integral part of our dynamic organization experiencing growth – in both programs and facilities. The providers are an important touchpoint for our local, regional, national and global patients along with their families.
Children’s has more than 140 APPs who provide specialized, expert care to all patient populations.
Where We Practice
Advanced Practice Providers at Children’s work across the entire organization.
Advanced Practice Providers Leadership Team
At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, the Advanced Practice Providers are represented in all specialty areas, providing comprehensive evidenced-based care to patients and families. The providers deliver a broad range of essential services, both patient and non-patient facing. The leadership team for the Advanced Practice Providers is experienced and very dedicated to this talented workforce.
Director of Advanced Practice Providers, Nursing Administration
As the Director of Advanced Practice Providers at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Courtney advises and provides support for existing and emerging practices. She is accountable for the effective management of advanced practice operations throughout the enterprise.
Read MoreCourtney is also responsible for the overall direction, decision-making, financial performance, compliance with regulatory agencies, productivity and quality improvement. She works to improve the health status and well-being of the pediatric patients through a balanced inter-collaborative practice model.
Courtney is a nurse executive, expert witness and certified acute pediatric nurse practitioner with 21 years of progressive and transformational leadership. She is a fierce advocate with a deep commitment to children and their families. She has an affinity for continuous learning, teaching, training and leading through an interdisciplinary approach.
Courtney was the Director of Advanced Practice Providers at All Children’s Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine prior to her position at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. She is a faculty member for the College of Nursing at UNMC and adjunct faculty at Rush University Medical Center. She spent over eight years with Texas Children’s Hospital as the Supervisor to Advanced Practice Providers and Clinicians, as well as providing care as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Courtney obtained her MSN in 2000 at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Rush University in 2006. During her 21 years, Courtney continues to support excellence in clinical practice and in the care of patients.
Educator, Advanced Practice Providers
Carman has over 25 years of experience in pediatric nursing in the acute care setting. She obtained her BSN in 1991 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, an MSN in 2002 as a pediatric nurse practitioner at the University of Texas-Arlington and completed her Doctor of Nursing practice at Creighton University in 2012.
Read MoreIn 2019, she completed a post masters certificate in pediatric acute care at Creighton University. She is certified by PNCB in both pediatric primary and acute care. The majority of her career as a nurse practitioner has been dedicated to the congenital heart disease population with more recent clinical time supporting neurosurgery.
Within the past three years, she has shifted away from direct patient care into a leadership role for Advanced Practice Providers. She currently serves as the Educator for APPs focusing on policy and practice, credentialing and privileging areas, as well as facilitating onboarding of new hire NPs and PAs. In this role, she advocates for practice to the top of the professional scope and advancement of Advanced Practice Providers in leadership roles or committee involvement within the organization. Public policy, child health advocacy, and process improvement are her particular areas of interest.
Director, Surgical Operations & APP Anesthesiology
Supervisor, Cardiothoracic Surgery
APP Supervisor, Children’s Physicians
Become an Advanced Practice Provider at Children’s
As an Advanced Practice Provider at Children’s, you’ll be an integral part of a dynamic organization experiencing growth — in both programs and facilities. Our providers are an important touchpoint with our regional, national and global patients and families.
Join a team dedicated to a singular mission: “To improve the life of every child — through dedication to exceptional clinical care, research, education and advocacy.”
“I am truly blessed to work as a nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. I started my career at Children’s 19 years ago as a newly graduated bedside nurse in the medical surgical unit. I was able to gain so much pediatric nursing and medical knowledge. When I started nurse practitioner classes, Children’s supported me — financially and emotionally. When I became a nurse practitioner, Children’s helped me find a position that was the right fit for me and the hospital. Later in my career, Children’s again supported me as I achieved certification as a pediatric acute care nurse practitioner. My favorite part of my career at Children’s is the children and families I have been privileged to care for. I am so very thankful for the opportunities Children’s has provided for me.”
Jessica, Nurse Practitioner
Employee development and career advancement is a fundamental aspect of our growth. Children’s Hospital and Medical Center maintains a variety of programs that are designed to enhance the specialized abilities and skills of individual employees, foster next-generation leaders and encourage personal growth through continual learning.
One highlight of the exciting opportunities here at Children’s is the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU).
CCUAt Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, we are committed to growth and expansion that will allow us to not only continue to offer exceptional cardiac care, but also to increase our ability to offer that care to our patients in innovative ways.
The Theodore F. Hubbard, M.D., Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) which will be located in the Hubbard Center for Children (set to open in 2021), is a key part of that commitment.
Our ongoing dedication to quality, innovative care for our patients has led to Children’s being ranked 15th nationally in Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report as well as being a three-time magnet designated facility.
How Will The CCU Be Different From Children’s Current Model Of Cardiac Care?
The CCU will provide inpatient care for patients from 34 weeks gestation to 21 years of age with congenital or acquired heart disease. It will be a space that is solely dedicated to all levels of inpatient cardiac care, from admission through discharge. The 32-bed unit will follow an adaptable acuity care model, with all rooms capable of functioning as an intensive care unit or step-down unit.
The CCU will be staffed by critical care physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurses 24 hours a day. The patient population will include cardiology and cardiothoracic surgical patients; pre- and post-surgical repair and/or heart catheterization patients; medical patients with heart failure, transplant, shock, or pulmonary hypertension; and patients needing ECMO support.
Where Can I Apply To Work In The CCU?
While the Hubbard Center for Children is still under construction, we are actively seeking CCU nursing staff members.
Current openings can be found here.
In 2015 and 2016, over 40% of our internal hires were promotions!
Employees who pursue higher education are eligible for up to $2,500 tuition reimbursement each calendar year.
Tuition Loan Repayment Program
Full-time employees who have completed at least six months of continuous service in qualified positions are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in student loan repayment over the course of five years.
Learn more about benefits.
For Students: Advanced Practice Provider & Graduate/Doctoral Nursing
The Advanced Practice Providers pediatric clinical rotation program at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is designed to cultivate the advanced degree student’s clinical experiences for role development and course completion. You will gain knowledge and experiences needed to complete your degree and begin an advanced career in your chosen field.