Deborah Riddell, D.N.P., M.S., B.S.N.

Deborah Riddell
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 163
Office Phone: 815-753-6584

Courses Taught

  • NURS 701 Advanced Nursing Leadership
  • NURS 705 Advanced Nursing Ethics (developed and taught)
  • NURS 650 Primary Care: Women Across the Lifespan (developed and taught)
  • NURS 654 Primary Care: Women During Reproduction (developed and taught)
  • NURS 663 Primary Care of Adults Across the Lifespan with an Emphasis on Women


  • DNP, University of Illinois Chicago
  • M.S., University of Illinois Chicago
  • BSN,  Northern Illinois University

Academic / Research Interests

  • Women’s Health: obesity and reproductive risks; interventions to improve postpartum weight loss; reproductive life planning and interventions to improve women’s acceptance and use of highly effective or long acting reversible contraceptives when pregnancy is not desired. Professional, bio-ethical, and behavioral ethics, acceptance and integration of DNP prepared faculty into academia

Awards / Recognitions

  • Patient Safety/Quality: Rush Copley Medical Center, 1997
  • Five-Star Patient Satisfaction: Presence Mercy Medical Center, 2012
  • 99% Patient Satisfaction: Rush Copley Medical Group, 2014-2016
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Graduation Summa Cum Laude Northern Illinois University