The Institute for Patient Care

The Institute for Patient Care is an internationally recognized center of excellence consisting of a collaborative of centers and programs driving innovations in patient care, staff education, research and knowledge development and dissemination.


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 Centralized Credentialing Office (CCO). 

Credentialing is required for the following role groups:

Physician Assistants (PAs)
Advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) include:

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. APRNs and PAs are required by follow Massachusetts regulations, MGH Bylaws, and MGH policies to practice in the role.

Information about credentialed providers is found on E-PRIV:  E-PRIV is found under the Partners Applications Menu and also at:

Click here to access the Central Credentialing Office Pulse website

Credentialing 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 Patient Care Services Institute for Patient Care.

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

For more information please contact


The Institute for Patient Care

55 Fruit Street - Austen, 3rd Floor - Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-3111 - Fax: 617-724-3754

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm