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Susan D. Ryan, APN/C-CNS

Susan D. Ryan, APN/C-CNS Title:

Advanced Practice Nurse - Clinical Nurse Specialist


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Loyola University, Chicago, IL - 1979
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL - 1985


Registered Nurse (RN), Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), and Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (C-CNS)

Clinical Focus:

Cardiac surgery and adult critical care

Contact information:

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute 1-866-662-8467 (toll free)

Biographical Sketch:

Sue is an advanced practice nurse for the cardiac surgery team at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. With over 25 years of critical care nursing experience, Sue has worked in a variety of clinical and educational roles in critical care settings and emergency departments.

She is a certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS) through the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and a certified Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS) through the state of Illinois. As a clinical nurse specialist, she specializes in the acute care management of cardiac surgery patients.

Sue is also a long-standing member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses (ISAPN).