Nancy Petges, MSN, BS, RNC

nancy petgesAssistant Professor of Nursing

Office Location: Alumni Hall 212
Telephone Number: 630-844-5136
Email Address:

Teaching Philosophy
I base my teaching on the following quote by Florence Nightingale:
"Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses ... we must be learning all of our lives."

Doctoral student, Adult and Higher Education - Northern Illinois University
MSN - Elmhurst College
BS - Illinois State University
ADN - College of DuPage

Areas of Specialization
Nursing Education – Admissions/Retention
Neonatal Intensive Care
Maternal-Child/Obstetrical Nursing

Courses Taught
Introduction to Professional Nursing (NUR3000WI)
Principles of Nursing I (NUR3100)
Pharmacological Concepts (NUR3160)
Leadership and Management/NCLEX Prep (NUR4600)
Dimensions of Professional Practice/RN (NUR3030WI)
Nursing Research/ RN (NUR4060)
Leadership and Management/RN (NUR4610)

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions

Professional Publications
Petges, N. (2011).  Top ten list for NCLEX:  A quick guide to get you started
 preparing for the NCLEX exam.  Advance for Nurses, September 2011.

Poster Presentations
Utilizing Practice to Drive Education: The Evidence-Based Practice Fair. Seventh Annual Evidence-Based Practice Conference at Edward Hospital. Presented: October 23, 2010, January 11, 2011.

Do you Wiki? Utilizing Wiki Technology in Nursing Education.
Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. Presented: January 2-5, 2013

Illinois Board of Higher Education - Nurse Educator Fellowship Award 2013
Sigma Theta Tau - International Honor Society of Nursing
Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society
Pi Lambda Theta – International Honor Society of Education
Golden Key International Honour Society      

Campus Involvement
Member, University Faculty Senate
Chairperson, Community Health Initiative Committee
Member, School of Nursing Faculty Committee
Member, School of Nursing Admissions, Policies and Standards Committee
Member, School of  Nursing  Program Assessment Committee
School of Nursing Faculty Advisor – Sigma Theta Tau
School of Nursing Faculty Advisor – HUGS! Program
Member, College of Professional Studies
Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing Students