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Colleen O'Hearn

Title:Asst Professorial Lecturer
Office:Warde Academic Center


Colleen O'Hearn, DNP, CPNP-PC, RN, joined SXU in 2021 as a full-time faculty member. O'Hearn holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Loyola University Chicago, a doctor of nursing practice from Rush University, and is certified as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner. She comes to SXU after working as a pediatric nurse practitioner in pediatric gastroenterology at an academic medical center in a suburb of Chicago. O'Hearn has over 13 years of pediatric nursing experience in acute care pediatrics, pediatric cardiology and pediatric gastroenterology. O'Hearn has always had a passion and love for teaching, so she is honored to educate, inspire and guide the next generation of nurses.


DNP in Pediatric Primary Care
Rush University

B.S. in Nursing
Loyola University Chicago

B.S. in Kinesiology
Michigan State University

Areas of Specialization

Clinical Expertise/Practice Areas: Primary care pediatrics, pediatric cardiology and pediatric gastroenterology.


  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)
  • Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-PC)


  • Society of Pediatric Nurses
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Association (NAPNAP)