Chelsea Cieslak, DNP

Chelsea M. Cieslak, DNP

Chelsea M. Cieslak is a Board-Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner who received her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois in 2018. During her nurse practitioner training, Chelsea completed clinical practicum at several top medical institutions including Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Legacy Emanuel Randall Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining DuPage Neonatology Associates, Chelsea has practiced as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in Portland, OR since 2018.

Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Chelsea practiced as a Registered Nurse for several years in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Chelsea also has a professional history working as a research coordinator in both practice-based research networks, infectious disease prevention epicenters, and obstetrics/gynecology fields.

Chelsea’s clinical interests include delivery room resuscitation practices, care of the extremely premature and/or extremely low birth weight infant, patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) management, early sepsis recognition, and music therapy in the NICU.

Outside of her professional life, Chelsea enjoys traveling with her husband, gardening, exploring the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with her dog.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • Graduate Entry Program in Nursing (RN) – University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology; Natural Sciences) – Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner – National Certification Corporation

Professional Memberships:

  • Academy of Neonatal Nursing