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Advanced Practice Providers (APP)

Stanford Health Care Leaders understand the value and contribution of APPs as well as the Center for Advanced Practice organizational infrastructure and strategic alignment needed to support this growth. In 2022, SHC has 700+ APPs and counting, which is over 150% growth since 2015.

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National Advanced Practice Provider Recognition Week 2022

In 2022, Stanford Health Care was the host of National APP Week for the 2nd year in a row.  Themed "Together Towards Tomorrow," SHC Apps recognized and celebrated alongside 155 hospitals and health systems across the country. 


In 2021, Stanford Health Care’s Advanced Practice Provider team spearheaded planning for the first National APP Week.

National APP Week Events included:

•Latte Day

•Executive Rounding

•Night Rounding

•APP Awards Ceremony

•Shared Leadership Tabling

•Picnic with Boba and Tacos

APP Fellowship Program

Stanford's Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program offers fully benefitted 12-month positions designed to provide post-graduate training to new Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) who wish to transition into specialty care; and to experienced APPs who wish to transition to administration.

The APP Fellowship program provides support and training during transition to practice, allowing APP Fellows to build confidence and knowledge in the clinical specialties of Cancer Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Electrophysiology, Inpatient Neurosciences and the leadership specialty of Administration.

The Stanford Health Care APP Fellowship Program continues to maintain its accreditation with distinction status by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

2022 APP Awards

The APP awards highlight the clinical expertise and institutional contributions of our outstanding APPs. 

The APP Awards Committee serves the APP Council and Center for Advanced Practice by providing a formal format to recognize outstanding SHC APPs and select an annual APP of the Year and APP Leader of the Year Award winner to be honored at the SHC Annual APP Award's Ceremony. The actions of this committee help to encourage, acknowledge, and increase visibility of important contributions made by APPs to our institution and community.​

2019 marked the expansion of Shared Leadership Council into the ambulatory care settings.

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