Welcome to Advanced Practice Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Allied Health information Center at Seton Healthcare Family. The primary purpose of the information center is to provide support for existing and emerging practices of advanced practice nurses and physician assistant and Allied Health Professionals. This website serves as the primary point of contact for information related to the following:

Credentialing and Privileging

The Medical Staff Office initiates the credentialing process that Seton Healthcare Family uses to privilege Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistant Professionals. Credentialing and Privileging is the mechanism to ensure the provision of health care services is quality driven, by safe, efficient, and competent providers.


The orientation program is designed for all new Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants to guide them in the transition to the professional provider role at Seton Healthcare Family facilities and off-campus sites.

Competency Evaluation

The Medical Staff Office oversees the credentialing process. Fundamental to this process is initial and ongoing competency evaluation. The Med Staff Office works in conjunction with providers to ensure compliance with mandatory focused professional performance evaluation (FPPE) and ongoing professional performance evaluation (OPPE).


Administration and Advanced Practice Providers work closely with the Revenue Integrity, Corporate Responsibility, business and finance managers, to ensure all Advanced Practice Providers are in compliance with State and Federal mandates.

Legal and Regulatory Issues

Nursing Practice, Medical Staff Office, Accreditation, and Legal services are expert resources regarding interpretation and application of legal and regulatory rules and regulations pertaining to Advanced Practice.

Legislative and Health Policy Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Allied Health Providers

This section tracks emerging State and Federal legislation pertinent to advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, allied health professionals and the delivery of health care. Texas Legislature Online – 83rd Regular Session PA – Federal and State Advocacy 83rd (2013) Regular Session of the Texas Legislature Summary of CNAP – Tracked Legislation