CATHERINE A. ROGERS, DNP, APN, CWCN, CWS
Advanced Practice Nurse
Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are registered nurses who have successfully completed an accredited master’s degree program in nursing, or 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 cardiology.
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 health care team as indicated.