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Advanced Practice Providers


Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a term used to collectively refer to four distinct health care professions: physician assistants (PA), nurse practitioners (NP), certified nurse midwives (CNM), and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA). APPs are licensed health care providers who diagnose and treat patients, prescribe medications and perform or assist with surgical procedures.

APPs work in a variety of settings across the Yale New Haven Health system including ambulatory, primary and specialty care, critical care, emergency medicine, palliative care, internal medicine, oncology, psychiatry, surgical services, anesthesiology, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics and neonatal services.

Comprehensive and patient centered care are at the forefront of our values. This website features APPs from all disciplines and highlights how we strive to embody an inclusive and cohesive culture for networking amongst advanced practice providers.

Advanced Practice Providers at Yale New Haven Health System

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are important organizational values at Yale New Haven Health. The diversity of the communities we care for is reflected in the care providers and staff recruited to work here. YNHH recognizes the uniqueness of each employee and expects that those employees will provide high quality, family-centered care for all.

The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion has formed hard-working councils at each YNHH site and puts together robust programming to ensure that all employees develop a fuller understanding of and commitment to diversity. Diversity and inclusion are important in new employee orientation as well as ongoing training for all staff.

The APPs at YNHH are as diverse as the communities we serve, and we are committed to providing equitable care for any patient that walks through the doors.

Learn more about the work of the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Check out your Learning Center to enroll in regular diversity trainings or to join "B.R.A.V.E. Conversations," an open forum to share opinions and concerns.

Awards and Recognition

APP Week



Advanced Practice Provider Council

The Advanced Practice Provider Council (APPC) provides a forum for advanced practice providers (APPs) to foster constructive conversation, promote exchange of ideas, cultivate relationships between the four APP professions, and advocate for the clinical and professional advancement of APPs.

The APP Council includes representatives from both inpatient and outpatient practice settings and from all four APP professions. All full-time or part-time APP staff are eligible to apply for membership on the APP Council of their respective hospital/practice.

Learn more about the Council Members

Advance Practice Executive Council

The Advanced Practice Executive Council (APEC) is made up of senior PAs, NPs, CRNAs and CNMs from across the Yale New Haven Health System. APEC provides APP representation and partnership to achieve the strategic goals of the health system.

APEC works in partnership with the Physician Executive Council (PEC) and the Nursing Executive Council (NEC) to form the Joint Clinical and Operation Council (JCOC). Together these groups provide oversight of all clinical matters across the Yale New Haven Health System.

Professional Development


Emergency Medicine APP Residency

  • Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale Emergency Medicine offers a postgraduate training program for physician assistants and family nurse practitioners pursuing advanced education in Emergency Medicine. The program is an 18-month residency, offering a combination of didactic education and extensive clinical experience. Residents will have the opportunity to rotate through a wide spectrum of clinical settings, both within the emergency department and with a variety of other services within the hospital. Our program objective is to produce a skilled health care practitioner with a high degree of comfort managing the full spectrum of emergency department patients.
  • Program Website

School of Nurse Anesthesia

  • The Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia (YNHHSNA), has provided the community with highly competent anesthesia professionals, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), since the 1950s. It is regarded both locally and nationally as a high caliber program due to the provision of excellent and varied clinical experiences which meet and exceed the minimum requirements for trainees. Other programmatic attributes include small cohort sizes, individualized instruction, low attrition rates, 100% employment of graduates, and consistently high composite pass rates for first-time National Certification Exam takers. YNHHSNA offers a 36-month post-graduate doctoral program for critical care RNs in conjunction with Central Connecticut State University. The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
  • Program Website

Bridgeport CRNA program

  • The Fairfield University and Bridgeport Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program prepares students as expert clinicians for every stage and setting in which anesthesia is delivered to patients. Students gain hands-on experience in a variety of regional (neuraxial and peripheral block) and general anesthesia techniques under the supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetists and MD faculty. From routine surgical cases, to trauma, to major burn situations, you'll work on a variety of scenarios to expertly prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.
  • Program Website


As part of the mission of Yale New Haven Hospital, our APPs are committed to innovation and excellence in research. The following publications are examples of work authored by APPs at YNHH.


Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Internal Medicine


Professional Organizations

Local Organizations

APP Careers

Yale New Haven Health System is the largest employer of Advanced Practice Providers in the state of Connecticut. If you are interested in joining our team, find out more.