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.

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.


courtney robinson
Courtney Robinson, MSN APRN-NP CPNP-AC
Director of Advanced Practice Providers, Nursing Administration
Office: 402.955.8934

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.
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    Courtney 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.


carman demare
Educator, Advanced Practice Providers
Office: 402.955.5894

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.
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    In 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.

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Eligibility & Priority for Approval

Applications for precepted experiences are approved based on preceptor resources and availability. Student resources must be properly approved through the Children’s Office of Education Department.

Who is eligible for the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) or Graduate Nursing student clinical experience?

All APP or graduate nursing student clinical experiences must be pre-approved before initiating the experience. The Office of Education manages the pre-approval process for Physician Assistant students, nurse practitioners, and other graduate nursing students.

A contract between Children’s and the student’s graduate college is required before the experience is initiated. Students must complete pre-requisite assessments and training before starting their precepted experience.

What is the priority for approving APP and graduate nursing student clinical requests?

Employees who are APP or graduate nursing students will be given priority in their requests for student experiences.

Physician providers may precept APP or graduate nursing students of their choice as long as the student follows all other requirements listed on this website.

What type of nurse practitioner programs are supported by Children’s?

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center supports the following nurse practitioner student programs:

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care (PNP-AC)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

Children’s Physicians supports the following nurse practitioner student program:

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

Areas Involved in the Rotation Program

Physician Assistant Student Experience with a Provider Preceptor

Children’s supports the education of eligible Physician Assistant (PA) students through primary care and specialty care experiences. All rotations must be pre-coordinated through the Office of Education and the school of record. Questions may be directed to

Nurse Practitioner Student Experiences with a Provider Preceptor

Applications for precepted experiences approved based on preceptor resources and availability. There is a minimum requirement of 50 hours of clinical precepting time requested. All rotations must be pre-coordinated through the Office of Education — this office will reach out to managers and preceptors for preceptor approvals — students are not permitted to do this in advance. If you have questions, contact

The following locations or services may have preceptors available:

  • Children’s Physicians’ Primary Care Offices
  • Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center (SPC)
    • Numerous outpatient specialty clinics with care provided by specialty providers from Children’s Specialty Physicians. Specialty care and expertise in the treatment of children from newborn through teen are the focus of Children’s Specialty Physicians. They are the largest group of pediatric specialists in the region with more than 160 experienced physicians who have advanced specialization and board certification in a wide range of medical and surgical specialties unique to the care of children.
  • Children’s Acute Care Services
    • Numerous providers offer care to children in inpatient settings at Children’s.

MSN–Nursing Education, MSN-Nursing Admin, MSN Nursing Informatics Experiences with a Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Education Specialist, Clinical Informaticist

Nursing leaders (Directors or Clinical Managers), Clinical Nurse Specialists or Clinical Education Specialists (MSN in Nursing Education or Admin) or Clinical Informaticists are available to provide supervised clinical instruction upon request.

Application Deadline & Process

Physician Assistant Applicants

Applications for rotations are submitted strictly by school coordinators only. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Education at

Masters of Nursing and Doctoral Nursing Program Applicants

For experiences with a provider at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in the hospital, Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center (SPC), or Children’s Physicians clinic, preceptors will be provided as they are available. Student must apply online.

Apply For Hospital, SPC, or CP Clinic Experience

All fields in the application must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Students may apply throughout the year as they enter their programs of study. To understand future semester deadlines, please see the following:

  • Spring (January thru May): Applications due no later than October 1st
  • Summer (May thru August): Applications due no later than February 1st
  • Fall (August thru December): Applications due no later than June 1st

The applications will be pulled each semester approximately 3 months prior to the start of the semester to determine approval/denials with a Match Day conducted by the APP Director, Supervisor of the APP’s, OED Director, OED Nursing Ed. Program Coordinator, Academic Program Coordinator, and the NP Supervisor of CP clinics. Any applications made past the deadline for the semester currently in review will be denied.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be approved based on preceptor resources and availability. Notifications of acceptance will be sent within a few weeks after the deadline.

To check on the status of your application:

Job Openings

Join the Advanced Practice Providers at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, a team dedicated to our 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

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