Sandra M. Weszelits, DNP, APRN-NP, CPNP, RNFA

Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric General Surgery




Dr. Sandra Weszelits holds a doctorate degree in nursing and is a pediatric nurse practitioner with over 34 years of experience in the care and treatment of critically and chronically ill children.

Her current practice focuses on pediatric surgery patients and children with chronic-care needs, with particular emphasis on children with gastrostomy tubes. In this practice she cares for patients inpatient, outpatient, and as an assistant at surgery. She is an active educator and mentor for her advanced practice colleagues nurses, and students.

Dr. Weszelits holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Saint Xavier University and Loyola University-Chicago.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric surgical care, feeding access - gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes, ostomies, and simple wound care



Education & Training

Education: Doctor of Nursing Practice, Loyola University-Chicago, 2019: Post Graduate Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Loyola University-Chicago, 1998; Masters of Science in Nursing-Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Loyola University-Chicago, 1992; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saint Xavier University, 1987

Board Certifications: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; Registered Nurse First Assist

Professional Organizations: American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners