Suzanne Herrera Phipps

School of Life and Health Sciences
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies - Nursing
Ed.D., 2016, Olivet Nazarene University
M.S. (Nursing, FNP), 2007, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
B.S. (Nursing), 2001, University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

Dr. Phipps became the director of Olivet's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program in 2015. She also teaches courses in the program, primarily at Olivet's Oak Brook (Illinois) Center. Her area of specialty is family practice.

She previously served as an adjunct faculty member for Rush University Medical Center and University of Illinois Chicago FNP students. Her professional career includes more than 14 years in the field of nursing: as a RN in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the areas of primary care and retail-health clinics; and managing FNPs.

She completed her doctoral studies at Olivet. Her dissertation is titled, "Intimate Partner Violence in Retail-Health Clinics: The Views of the Family Nurse Practitioner." She will be presenting her dissertation in fall 2016 at the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).

Dr. Phipps is passionate about helping victims of intimate partner violence. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN).

She and her husband, Bryan, got married in Kauai, Hawaii, with close friends and family present. Her brother, who is a pastor, performed the ceremony. Bryan is a clinical pharmacist.

In her leisure time, she enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with her family. And in case you were wondering, if Dr. Phipps was not a nurse, she would be a U.S. Marshall!

A Bible verse that guides her life is from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."