Advanced Practice Center

Advanced Practice Center

Akron Children’s Hospital established the Advanced Practice Center to support the role of board certified, experienced medical providers within our hospital. Our center provides expert resources on professional practice, licensing, compliance, credentialing, continuing education and training of advanced practice providers.

Our center also functions as the liaison for medical staff, nursing staff, human resources and management regarding the development of advanced practice services throughout the organization.

We employ more than 100 advanced practice nurses (APNs) and physician assistants (PAs). APNs include certified registered nurse practitioners (CNP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), certified nurse midwives (CNM), and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA).

Advanced Practice Center

Most of our advanced practice providers hold master’s degrees or doctorates, and are board certified to practice at an advanced level by a national certifying organization.

APNs and PAs are granted a certificate of authority by the Ohio Board of Nursing or Medicine, and are credentialed and granted privileges by the Medical Staff Board at Akron Children’s, where they serve as members of the medical staff.

From our outpatient departments and inpatient hospital and intensive care units, to more than 70 primary care offices, Akron Children’s APNs and PAs are working to deliver high quality patient care.


Julie Tsirambidis, CNP, MSN

Director, Advanced Practice

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