For over 100 years, ChristianaCare has been respected as a skilled provider of health care within our community. Guided by our values of Love and Excellence, our vision is to deliver health, not just health care to our community. Our mission leads us to continue to grow our advanced practice clinician (APC) network, comprising physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses, in order to meet the needs of our diverse patient populations in our hospitals, emergency rooms and community.

ChristianaCare recognizes the unique value that advanced practice providers bring to our expansive health system and invests in supporting our providers with education, councils and growth opportunities. APCs are further empowered through the dedicated leadership of our Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians, Donna Mower-Wade, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNRN.

We are a comprehensive health system that is constantly evolving and expanding. There’s no limit to the opportunities you’ll find here now and throughout your career.

Why should you join ChristianaCare’s team of advanced practice clinicians?
For the Love of Health.

APC Community

Join our continually growing team of providers

  • At ChristianaCare, advanced practice clinicians work in a wide range of clinical environments, including ambulatory practices, specialty services, hospitalist groups, intensive care units, surgical departments and obstetrical areas.
  • In the past 10 years, our APC workforce has tripled. Currently, there are almost 700 APCs working at ChristianaCare. As the demand for health care access rises, ChristianaCare anticipates continued growth for the APC community.

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship opportunities for new providers

  • The Primary Care APC Fellowship is a nine-month, intensive program for newly graduated nurse practitioners and physician assistants with less than 18 months of experience. The fellowship consists of a six-month precepted experience followed by three months in primary care practice. It provides precepting by experienced nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians in specialty rotations with additional didactic education in caring for primary care patients.
  • The Neonatal PA Fellowship program is a 12-month, intensive program for newly graduated physician assistants with less than 18 months of experience. The fellowship consists of four 13-week block rotations, including introduction to NICU and labor and delivery room nursing, well baby rotations, level II and level III, delivery room experience, and level II and level III NICU. The fellow will have assigned preceptors in all rotations and dedicated didactic time, including case presentations, learning modules and simulation learning. During the last block of the fellowship, the fellow will be an integrated part of the NICU APC staff caring for a full complement of patients.

Get Involved

Have a voice and join a council with your colleagues

  • Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Council
    • Consists of advanced practice clinician leaders throughout ChristianaCare
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) Council
  • Physician Assistant (PA) Council

These councils are a supportive venue for information sharing, collaboration, discussion and education, as well as serving as a mentoring network for APCs.

  • Several multidisciplinary system-wide councils within the shared-governance structure include Quality and Safety, Workforce Connection, Research and Evidence-Based Practice, and Technology and Innovations Council.

Added Benefits

Benefits of being an APC with ChristianaCare

  • Continuing medical education (CME) allowance and paid CME days
  • Reimbursement of fees associated with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Controlled Substance Registration (CSR)
  • Competitive compensation, including incentive bonus opportunities
  • Ability to attend lectures and discussions on-site

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Open Positions

Behavioral Health APC FellowshipAdvanced Practice RN Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Chief APC, Acute Surgical ServicesAdvanced Practice RN Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Behavioral Health Inpatient NursingAdvanced Practice RN Wilmington, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular UnitsAdvanced Practice RN Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
Jennersville Events - All RolesAdvanced Practice RN Newark, DE Varied Shifts 
Lead NP/PA, Hospitalist TeamAdvanced Practice RN Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
NP, Behavioral Health Consult Team, Cecil CampusAdvanced Practice RN Elkton, MD Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
NP/PA, Cardiology Critical Care TeamAdvanced Practice RN Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
NP/PA, Center for Hope and HealingAdvanced Practice RN Wilmington, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 
NP/PA, Critical Care Float PoolAdvanced Practice RN Newark, DE Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning 

Benefits & Wellness

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ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program and more.

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Our caregivers’ well-being is important to us and essential for our ability to follow through on our commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

We offer a variety of programs and opportunities supporting the physical health, well-being and financial security of our caregivers and their families.

Many of our locations are equipped with on-site fitness centers and classes to keep you fit. We offer free healthy lifestyle coaching, CareVio™ care management services, discount programs and an annual stipend for fitness and wellness-related expenses to eligible caregivers.

You will also have access to resources and services for things like financial coaching and individual or family counseling, and find referrals for childcare, elder care and more.