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CREDENTIALING FOR MGH EMPLOYEES
ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES AND PHYSICAN ASSISTANTS
The credentialing processes at MGH are designed to ensure that health professionals who provide services at MGH are qualified and prepared. Credentialing for advanced practice registered nurses and physician  assistants is coordinated by the Patient Care Services Professional Development Program Manager. 

Staff can visit our Credentialing website (internal access only) for more information and forms.

Credentialing is required for the following role groups:

Physician Assistants


Advanced practice registered nurses include:

  • Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNPs)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)
  • Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs)
  • Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists (PCNS)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

For all candidates, the Human Resources Department and the respective director/supervisor coordinate the application and selection process based on the candidate's education, proof of licensure, registration, related certifications and experience required for the position.

Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants are required by Massachusetts regulations, MGH Bylaws, and MGH policies to submit practice guidelines developed with their supervising physician. Applications are reviewed and signed by the candidate, supervising physician and physician chief of service before submitting to the Patient Care Services Professional Development Program Manager to facilitate the review and approval process. 

Candidates cannot practice in their respective roles until final approval is given to practice.


RE-CREDENTIALING FOR MGH EMPLOYEES:

Re-credentialing is the same process as initial credentialing.

CREDENTAILING FOR REGISTERED NURSES WHO ARE NOT MGH EMPLOYEES:

Registered nurses who are not MGH employees but wish to provide services at MGH must complete an application
(Non-MGH Registered Nurses Request for Authorization) which indicates the professional activities they wish to perform,
 history of immunizations, evidence of licensure and malpractice insurance. Authorization to do research, patient care
and/or consultation is coordinated through the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development.
Authorization to screen patients for referral agencies or on-site review for managed care or payor organizations is
coordinated through Case Management.

Non-MGH employees who are registered nurses providing services at MGH may include:

  • Research
  • Patient care
  • On-site review for managed care/payor organizations
  • Facility screening for referral services, consultation

For more information about credentialing or being credentialied please visit our Credentialing website (internal access only) or you may contact the following:

Julie Goldman, RN, MS
Professional Development Manager

Phone
617-724-2295

 

Email
JGoldman2@partners.org

Mary Ellin Smith, RN, MS
Professional Development Manager

Phone
617-724-5801

 

Email
MESmith@partners.org

 

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