Services provided within the Student Health Center (SHC) are performed by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs). 

Nurse practitioners are licensed, independent practitioners certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing in Pennsylvania.  The CRNPs employed within the Philadelphia University SHC can diagnose and manage acute episodic and chronic illnesses.  They also provide preventive care, with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. 

As licensed, independent practitioners, NPs practice autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals and other individuals to assess, diagnose, treat and manage the patient’s health problems and needs. There is an off-campus, collaborative physician available to the CRNPs for emergency consults if warranted.

This information and more about the scope of practice for CRNPs can be found in the The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners position paper.  

Director of Student Health Services / Nurse Practitioner: Kelly Wong, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC

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Nurse Practitioner: Elizabeth Welsh, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC

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Nurse Practitioner: Kirstin Patragnoni-Sauter, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC

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