Suzanne M. Novak, MSN, RNC-OB

susan novak

Associate Professor

Office Location: Alumni Hall 205
Phone Number: 630-844-7832
Email Address:

Teaching Philosophy
Dan Rather once said, "The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth." In nursing education it is necessary to teach students to analyze the truth before them, while remaining ever cognizant of the unique needs of each individual. It is through careful assessment and planning that nurses provide compassionate care that heals their patients mind, body and soul. I feel very blessed to be in a position which helps guide students on their journey to become nurses. 

MSN - Lewis University
BSN - Lewis University
ADN - Joliet Junior College

Areas of Specialization

Courses Taught
NUR3260 Health Assessment, Education and Promotion
NUR3260 Health Assessment, Education and Promotion-Labs
NUR4500 Nursing Care of the Family
NUR4500 Nursing Care of the Family-Clinical
NUR4600 Leadership and Management-Capstone Advisor

Highlights of Campus Involvement
Chair, School of Nursing Professional Practice Review Committee
Faculty Advisor for the Student Nurses Association
Member, School of Nursing Faculty Committee
Member, School of Nursing Curriculum Committee
Member, General Education Committee
Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing- Epsilon Upsilon Chapter and Lambda Upsilon-at-Large Chapter
Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing Students