Advanced Practice Providers

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Put your advanced practice career to work at a place where you can thrive.

UI Health Care employs more than 400 advanced practice providers (APPs) in nearly every clinical department.

We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and rewarding positions for physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners, including certified nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives, and certified clinical nurse specialists.

Current Openings

You can find our current openings listed at Jobs@UIOWA

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Contact Our APP Director

Maria Lofgren, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP, an adjunct associate clinical professor in the UI College of Nursing, has been part of UI Health Care for more than 30 years.

As Director of Advanced Practice Providers, Maria works with nursing and medical leaders to assure that our APPs are present on multi-disciplinary care teams, providing care for our patients and their families and functioning at the top of their licenses. She also providies leadership, strategic planning, and vision for Advanced Practice Providers.

Send your questions about Advanced Practice Provider opportunities to her at

Our Difference

UI Hospitals & Clinics and UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital are part of Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center. Our care providers are also researchers and teachers, committing their expertise to treating today’s patients as well as discovering tomorrow’s breakthroughs and training future care providers.

You will practice in Iowa’s first hospital to receive Magnet designation and the only one to be re-designated three times. We are among a select group of top hospitals in the world to receive this recognition for our nurses, who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of care.

Our career opportunities and living options provide an optimum work-life combination. Start with the area’s most complete benefits package for insurance, retirement, sick leave, and vacation. Add a vibrant community where education, entertainment, and recreation opportunities abound. Then combine the ingredients for professional development and advancement, including extensive research and advanced study opportunities.

A Place to Demonstrate Your Leadership

Our APPs have opportunities to provide leadership in a variety of care settings, helping to set the protocols and best practices for providing high-quality, cost-effective care. APPs serve on many hospital-wide committees and have an active voice through the APP Council and a shared governance advisory board. They are actively engaged in evidence-based practice and quality intiatives.

Residencies and Fellowships

Some of our academic departments provide training opportunities for advanced practice program graduates. Our training programs include:

A Complete Range of Opportunities

UI Health Care offers positions in virtually every discipline and care setting. Our 700+ bed hospital and network of outpatient clinics provide care for more than 1 million patient visits annually.

APPs provide direct-patient care in the listed UI Health Care specialties. Please contact the lead in each area for more information about current career opportunities: