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Carol Perenchio, DNP, APN, FNP-BC

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Specialty interests:

  • Family practice, hospital emergency care, immunology / hematology
    Research interests: 
  • Environmental health care risks.
  • Asymptomatic screening recommendations.


Bachelor of Arts (BA) Biology- Environmental & Population, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Medical Technologist (MT, ASCP), Pikes Peak Institute, Colorado Springs, CO
Specialist Blood Bank Technology, American Society of Clinical Pathologists (SBB, ASCP), Michael Reese Blood Center and Research Foundation, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL
Associate Applied Science (AAS) Nursing, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
Doctor of Nursing (DNP) Community Nursing/Family Health Nurse Practitioner, Rush University, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Family Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Medical Technology, Specialty in Immunohematology– American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

Current professional memberships

ISAPN - Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses
AANP – American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Personal Statement

The DNP program prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in organizational, educational, and clinical practice. The DNP graduate nurse will learn to launch innovative healthcare programs and to measure their effectiveness for individuals, aggregate groups, and populations across a variety of settings. This scholarship includes research translation and application of evidence to practice.