Center for Advanced Practice

The Center for Advanced Practice at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is committed to providing leadership, support and structure for all Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) at CHOP.

The Center includes many resources for all APPs including: professional development, scholarship and leadership, engagement, recruitment and retention, and serves to recognize the valuable role of APPs across the organization.

The Center for Advanced Practice promotes CHOP's values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence in APP work every day.

Who We Are

At CHOP, more than 600 APPs provide specialized, expert care to all patient populations at the hospital and within CHOP's Care Network.

Our Advanced Practice Providers

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner 77%
Physician Assistants 11%
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists 5%
Clinical Nurse Specialist 3%
Other 3%
Certified Nurse Midwives 1%


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Two out of five Advanced Practice Providers at CHOP are Front Line Ordering Clinicians, responsible for the direct care and follow up of patients in collaboration with an attending physician.

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APPs work in a variety of settings across the entire organization including the intensive care units (ICUs), inpatient medical and surgical units, operating rooms (ORs), Emergency Department (ED), all outpatient subspecialty clinics in the CHOP Care Network including primary care, urgent care and specialty care centers.

Where We Practice

Advanced Practice Providers at CHOP work across the entire enterprise.

49% are inpatient staff, in all practice areas at the Main Hospital.
42% are outpatient staff at Specialty Care and Surgical Centers.
9% work in CHOP Primary Care and at CHOP Care Network sites.

Download a map of all CHOP Care Network locations or find a location near you.


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Recruiting and retaining the best APPs is a priority at CHOP and many of our staff have years of experience in their fields.

  • Our team is experienced: 38 percent of our APPs have been practicing at CHOP for more than 10 years.
  • Our team is growing: 62 percent of our APPs have been hired at CHOP within the past 10 years.

CHOP is always looking for top talent to add to our APP team.

Check out APP job openings on our Careers Site.


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Innovative Programs

Learn more about the innovative programs that are offered by the Center for Advanced Practice.

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APP Clinical Fellowship Program

The Advanced Practice Provider Clinical Fellowship Program is a one-year, post-graduate program.