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Elissa Russell, APN

Advanced Practice Nurse, Cardiology

SwedishAmerican Heart Institute
Renaissance Pavilion
1340 Charles Street, Suite 300
Rockford, IL 61104
(779) 696-5888

Background & Interests:
Advanced practice nurses (APNs) are registered nurses who have successfully completed an accredited master’s or doctoral 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 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 healthcare team as indicated.

Board Certifications: 
Advanced Practice Nurse
Family Nurse Practitioner

Medical School Education: 
Master of Science in Nursing
Mennonite College of Nursing at
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Anderson University
Anderson, IN


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1401 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
(779) 696-4400


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