Nurse Practitioners in Illinois

Chicago (2479)Peoria (400)Springfield (378)Rockford (320)Naperville (171)
Urbana (168)Aurora (157)Oak Lawn (152)Skokie (136)Evanston (125)Quincy (120)Joliet (117)Decatur (112)Elgin (108)Maywood (107)Champaign (94)Arlington Heights (92)Elmhurst (91)Downers Grove (88)Belleville (86)Bloomington (85)Danville (82)Winfield (78)Moline (76)Park Ridge (74)Schaumburg (72)Carbondale (66)Hinsdale (65)Orland Park (64)Hoffman Estates (63)Oak Park (62)Mokena (61)Kankakee (61)Palos Heights (57)Alton (56)Elk Grove Village (55)Mattoon (52)Crystal Lake (52)Normal (51)Effingham (50)McHenry (50)Glenview (49)Barrington (48)Sterling (47)Mount Vernon (45)New Lenox (42)Tinley Park (42)O Fallon (42)Marion (42)Lake Forest (41)Galesburg (41)Burr Ridge (39)Libertyville (38)Geneva (36)Granite City (36)Huntley (35)Long Grove (34)Evergreen Park (33)Waukegan (33)Plainfield (32)Hines (32)Rock Island (32)Jacksonville (31)Gurnee (31)Willowbrook (31)Westmont (31)Berwyn (31)Wheaton (31)Sycamore (30)Maryville (30)Freeport (30)Palatine (29)Morris (28)Herrin (28)Wauconda (28)Zion (28)Harvey (27)Warrenville (27)Olympia Fields (26)Oak Brook (26)Macomb (26)Pontiac (24)Lisle (23)Lombard (23)Paris (23)Bloomingdale (23)Hazel Crest (22)Highland Park (22)St Charles (22)Dixon (22)Bourbonnais (21)Bolingbrook (21)Des Plaines (21)Morton (20)Dekalb (20)Shorewood (19)Niles (19)Blue Island (18)Lincoln (18)South Elgin (18)Addison (17)Greenville (17)Ottawa (17)Centralia (17)Pekin (17)Peru (17)Homewood (17)Northbrook (16)Mount Prospect (16)Watseka (16)Buffalo Grove (16)Vernon Hills (16)Litchfield (16)East Saint Louis (16)Canton (15)Jerseyville (15)Melrose Park (15)Vandalia (15)Glen Carbon (15)Morton Grove (14)Woodstock (14)Edwardsville (14)La Grange (14)Pittsfield (13)South Holland (13)Kewanee (13)Fairview Heights (13)Harrisburg (13)Oakbrook Terrace (13)Lake Barrington (13)Chicago Heights (13)Swansea (13)Rochelle (13)Rolling Meadows (13)Salem (13)Grayslake (12)Waterloo (12)Robinson (12)Breese (12)Gillespie (12)Silvis (12)Olney (12)Belvidere (12)Yorkville (12)Highland (12)Crest Hill (11)Washington (11)Carol Stream (11)Loves Park (11)Mundelein (11)Scott Afb (11)Romeoville (11)Glen Ellyn (11)Princeton (11)Taylorville (11)Calumet City (10)Fairfield (10)Monticello (10)Rock Falls (10)Oswego (10)Gibson City (10)North Chicago (10)Flora (10)Murphysboro (10)Bradley (10)La Grange Highlands (9)Godfrey (9)Carterville (9)Woodridge (9)Algonquin (9)Chatham (9)Forsyth (9)Sparta (9)Metropolis (9)Great Lakes (8)River Forest (8)East Dundee (8)Chenoa (8)Cicero (8)Eldorado (8)Broadview (8)Geneseo (8)Spring Valley (8)Westchester (8)Mount Carmel (8)Mc Leansboro (8)Charleston (8)Frankfort (8)Newton (8)Mendota (8)Shelbyville (8)Coal City (8)Lawrenceville (8)Altamont (8)Benton (7)Paxton (7)Morrison (7)East Peoria (7)Streator (7)Pana (7)Anna (7)Deerfield (7)La Salle (7)Clinton (7)Lemont (7)Collinsville (7)Northfield (6)Carthage (6)Flossmoor (6)Mt Prospect (6)Chicago Ridge (6)Bethalto (6)Pinckneyville (6)Wheeling (6)Eureka (6)Countryside (6)Red Bud (6)Carlinville (6)Hillsboro (6)Sandwich (6)Sugar Grove (6)Roscoe (6)Saint Charles (6)Burbank (5)New Baden (5)Forest Park (5)Villa Park (5)Chester (5)Carmi (5)Havana (5)Brookfield (5)Channahon (5)Christopher (5)Batavia (5)Tuscola (5)Aledo (5)Lake Zurich (5)Roanoke (5)Shiloh (5)Midlothian (5)Elmwood Park (5)Lockport (5)Oak Forest (5)Columbia (5)Lincolnshire (5)Carrollton (5)Cairo (5)East Moline (4)Savoy (4)Lansing (4)Manteno (4)Crestwood (4)Matteson (4)Hoopeston (4)Staunton (4)Metamora (4)Teutopolis (4)Lincolnwood (4)Centreville (4)Bartlett (4)Hanover Park (4)Monmouth (4)Gilman (4)West Frankfort (4)El Paso (4)Mt Sterling (4)Fulton (4)Wilmette (4)North Aurora (4)Worth (4)Palos Park (3)Palos Hills (3)Sullivan (3)Diamond (3)Hillside (3)Milan (3)Sherman (3)Machesney Park (3)Milford (3)Millstadt (3)Oregon (3)Riverwoods (3)Oblong (3)Virginia (3)Lake In the Hills (3)Rosiclare (3)Mascoutah (3)Lena (3)Barry (3)Arlington Hts (3)West Chicago (3)Johnston City (3)Louisville (3)Chrisman (3)Scott Air Force Base (3)North Riverside (3)Mt Zion (3)Sesser (3)Wilmington (3)Albion (3)Winnebago (3)Wood River (3)Fox River Grove (3)Nashville (3)Streamwood (3)Fairbury (3)Beardstown (3)

Learn more about Nurse Practitioners

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a healthcare provider who practices a mix of nursing and medicine, often in collaboration with a doctor. An NP is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced education, training and skills in preventive, diagnostic and treatment services. While NPs can work in any area of medicine, they often work in pediatrics, geriatrics, family medicine, and internal medicine.

NPs practice in different ways in different states, settings and specialties. They work in doctor’s offices, schools, clinics, hospitals, and community health settings. Some NPs run their own private practices, but many work as part of a group practice or a hospital or clinic healthcare team. Like all healthcare providers, NPs consult with doctors and other providers as appropriate.

In general, an NP:

  • Evaluates a patient’s medical history and educates the patient about wellness and disease prevention

  • Provides routine and preventive healthcare services including immunizations, sports and school physicals, pelvic exams, birth control counseling, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings

  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests and prescribes medications

  • Diagnoses and treats acute diseases and conditions including infections and injuries

  • Screens, treats and monitors a range of chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, and depression

  • Screens for cancer including Pap tests and skin and thyroid exams

  • Performs minor procedures including removing foreign objects and stitching cuts

  • Works closely with doctors and other healthcare providers to ensure patients receive optimal, seamless healthcare

NPs may also be known by the following names: nurse practitioner-certified (NP-C) and advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).

There are 10348 specialists practicing Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.1 stars. There are 99 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) specialists, including Edward Hospital - Main Campus, Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital.