Mary Novotny, APRN

Mary Novotny, APRN

Advanced Practice Nurse




UW Health Surgery at SwedishAmerican
1340 Charles Street, Suite 100
Rockford, IL 61104

Background & Interests

Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are registered nurses who have successfully completed an accredited master’s degree program in nursing, have obtained certification by a national nursing accreditation organization, and are licensed by the State of Illinois. APNs practice in collaboration with a physician and specialize in a number of areas, including acute care and surgery.

APNs have advanced training in performing physical exams; assessing, diagnosing and treating illnesses; prescribing medications; and recommending other forms of treatment. They also order, interpret and evaluate laboratory and diagnostic tests; formulate treatment plans; and make referrals to other members of the healthcare team as indicated.

Medical School Education
Master of Science in Nursing - University of Illinois College of Nursing
Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - West Suburban College of Nursing
Oak Park, Illinois