Nurses Advanced Practice Providers
Nurses Advanced Practice Providers

Welcome from Children's Mercy's Advanced Practice Providers

Advanced practice providers are educated at the master's or doctoral level and have specialized training to provide comprehensive care to patients and families in primary, subspecialty, and acute care areas. At Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, advanced practice providers may be pediatric nurse practitioners (PNP), neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP), family nurse practitioners (FNP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), or physician's assistants (PA). All advanced practice providers work within a collaborative practice agreement with a physician and are credentialed by the hospital in their specialty area. Advanced practice providers use evidence-based practice to provide high quality care and promote optimal outcomes, working in partnership with the inter-professional team to translate evidence for best practice into hospital policy and procedures. Additionally, they disseminate their knowledge through presentations and publications and are active participants in research.
Currently more than 200 advanced practice providers offer expert care across the organization, expanding access for patients and families. Advanced practice providers independently lead a variety of innovative programs at Children's Mercy. Some examples are:

Ready Set Grow

Department of Pediatrics, Kathe Kraly CPNP-PC, Manager

Wound, Ostomy, Continence Team

Section of Plastic Surgery, Kristina Foster, MS, RN, APRN, BC, CWOCN, Manager

Diabetes Program

Amanda Fridlington, DNP, RN, CPNP, Manager

DUCK (Dysfunctional Urologic Conditions in Kids) Clinic

Section of Urology, Dawn Foster, CPNP-PC, Sheri Shiddell, RN, MSN, CPN, PNP-BC, and Mary Langston, RN, MSN, CPN, PNP-BC

NEON Infant Care Clinic

Kimberly Hunter, NNP-BC, Clinic Coordinator

Period of PURPLE Crying

Amy Terreros, DNP, RN, CPNP, Program Coordinator

Comprehensive Food Allergy Clinic

Section of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology; Jodi Shroba, CPNP-PC, Clinical Coordinator

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