Cynthia G. Elliott-Zippe, APN
Advanced Practice Nurse
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are registered nurses who have successfully completed an accredited master's or doctoral program in nursing, have been certified 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 women's health.
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.