Advanced Practice

No other career can offer advanced practice nurses the challenges...the resources...the autonomy...and the prestige of a UMMC career.

Our atmosphere is one of a kind, one where talents and ideas come together to enhance care...and advance medicine. At UMMC, we employ a multidisciplinary team approach to care, and expect you to take a leading role. Because, just as we are recognized for our world-class specialties and leading-edge technologies and treatments, we're respected for the breakthrough thinking and the commitment to innovative care our professionals bring to the table each day.

At UMMC nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and clinical nurse specialists have an incredible variety of clinical areas from which to choose. These professionals work with technologies and resources on the leading edge of medicine and, because we're the nation's first and foremost teaching hospital, they play a big role in pioneering new approaches and educating the next wave of healthcare providers.

Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced advanced practice nurse, you'll find the environment dynamic...the work stimulating...and your impact immeasurable. To learn more, follow the links below, and discover the opportunities waiting for you at UMMC.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

You won't find a more rewarding career than the one you can build at UMMC. Here, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are an integral part of our world-class multidisciplinary team. You'll work shoulder-to-shoulder with the best...see diverse clinical challenges...and utilize the kind of cutting-edge resources you'd expect from one of the nation's clinical and research leaders. There's no atmosphere more dynamic in which to practice.

Whether you're a new graduate nurse or seasoned professional, you'll be supported and encouraged to take your practice to new levels of excellence. We practice a "team approach" to anesthesia delivery-a collaborative effort between CRNAs and a supervising anesthesiologist-in which you'll be empowered to oversee all aspects of patient care before, during and after surgical procedures.

CRNAs at UMMC have their choice of two distinctive environments in which to work: the General Operating Room (GOR) and Shock Trauma Center (STC).

The General Operating Room (GOR) is a 24-bed OR that averages 13,000 anesthetics a year. Here, we rely on our talented Nurse Anesthetists to provide anesthesia for all types of surgical procedures, including Plastics, Vascular, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Transplant, ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology, GYN, Thoracic and General Surgery. Any and all procedures related to the anesthetic plan are performed by our Nurse Anesthetists. A multidisciplinary team of nurses, surgeons and anesthesia providers, work together to provide each patient a high-quality and safe operating room experience.

At the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (known as the STC), our Nurse Anesthetists are among the only group in the country with a practice focused specifically on traumatic injury and the critically ill. This is the world's first and foremost Trauma facility, and the cornerstone of Maryland's EMS Trauma system. You'll be part of an internationally acclaimed team that is literally changing the course of shock trauma care, each and every day. We train the world in state-of-the-art shock trauma methodologies and techniques. In fact, we offer the kind of educational resources that attract Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and other healthcare professionals, students and observers from around the world.

Here, you can really feel free to explore new opportunities to take your skills and knowledge further, and create a nursing career with tremendous impact. To learn more, visit our dedicated Anesthesia department page.

Nurse Practitioners Program

No organization respects and promotes your role in the advancement of patient care like UMMC. Here, we look to Nurse Practitioners to leverage positive change through their real-world understanding of both nursing and physician educating the next generation of healthcare providers...and by leading the way in excellence in patient care.

As one of our Nurse Practitioners, you'll have the resources behind you that can help you maximize your impact, from our highly collaborative practice environment, to our world-class resources. Plus, you'll experience unsurpassed support from your colleagues, and from an institution that understands and is committed to promoting your role with the support of our Advance Practice Nurse Council, a consortium of advanced practice nurses dedicated to advancing the role, as well as from our Nurse Practitioner Program office, dedicated to program development, process improvement and advocacy for Nurse Practitioner practice.

You'll enjoy unprecedented educational resources that will help you grow in your position, including our unique mentorship programs, dedicated conferences and continuing education opportunities, as well as preceptored rotations and fellowships for postgraduate and graduate students. Whether you're a new graduate or experience professional, you'll find UMMC the ideal place to continually expand your knowledge base and build a career with amazing influence.

Our Nurse Practitioners provide expert care in an incredible array of specialty areas, including many in Shock Trauma. To learn more, visit our dedicated Advanced Practice Nursing page.

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