Nancy Rivera, APRN-NP, CWON, MS, RN


Wound Care and General Surgery

Call 815-300-5997

Ms. Rivera is a nurse practitioner (2006) and a board-certified wound/ostomy care specialist (2001). She worked as an ICU/ER/Cath lab RN for 23 years and then graduated from North Park University in 2006 with her Masters of Science in Nursing and was board-certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Since that time she has worked in Podiatry, Primary Care, Mobile Health Care, as a Home Care wound consultant, and in outpatient Advanced Wound Care centers that including Hyperbaric therapy. She has over 20 years of experience in Wound Care. She was an instructor at Rosalind Franklin University - Scholl College of Podiatry Medicine, a member of their Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research team, and has several publications. She has a passion for limb salvage and holistic treatment of the entire patient when they are suffering from chronic wounds.

She believes that addressing the individual's physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions optimize adherence to a plan of care and expedite healing and quality of life. 

Contact Information

  • Office: 815-300-5997

Silver Cross Center for Advanced Wound Care

Hours of Operation

Nancy practices out of the Silver Cross Center for Advanced Wound Healing.

Located on Silver Cross Hospital Campus, Pavilion A.

1890 Silver Cross Blvd.

Pavilion A, Lower Level

New Lenox, IL 60451





Purdue University
University of Wisconsin
Albany Medical Center
North Park University

Professional Memberships

Board Certification from American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Board Certification from Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board

Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.