Our Leadership: Aaron Carpenter, MDiv, DNP

This is a formal picture of Aaron Carpenter, DNP, M.Div., APRN, CPNP-PC, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing and Patient Operations Officer, Delaware Valley.

Aaron Carpenter, MDiv, DNP

Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing and Patient Operations, Delaware Valley


Aaron Carpenter, MDiv, DNP, joined Nemours Children's in 2016 and currently serves as the senior vice president, chief nursing and patient operations officer for the Delaware Valley. He has worked as a registered nurse in adult cardiac critical care, as well as general and academic pediatric emergency nursing. As a pediatric nurse practitioner, he has practiced in primary care and pediatric emergency medicine for more than 20 years. Dr. Carpenter is board-certified in pediatrics through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

Dr. Carpenter’s primary academic interest is in building confidence and competence in novice advanced practice providers. He is the founder and director of the Nemours pediatric primary care nurse practitioner fellowship, the first in a free-standing children's hospital.

During his tenure at Nemours, he led the restructuring of advanced practice leadership and the growth of that team, supported the development of a professional advancement program for advanced practice providers and the creation of the Nemours Center for Advanced Practice.

Dr. Carpenter has earned a BSN from Sacred Heart University, an MSN from Yale University, an MDiv from Trinity School for Ministry and a DNP from Robert Morris University. He is passionate about developing leaders in children’s health and connecting clinicians with opportunities to advance in their careers.