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Nancy O'Connor, CRNP

Nancy O'Connor, CRNP Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Ms. O'Connor is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Ms. Nancy O'Connor

Nancy J. O’Connor graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She worked 10 years as an inpatient nurse at HUP while earning a Master of Science in Nursing (Oncology) at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a Post-master’s certificate as a Tertiary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner in 1995.  She worked 5 years in the Neuro-oncology program at Penn with a clinical and research focus.  In 2001, she joined the Department of Surgery as a Nurse Practitioner in the Rowan Breast Center.   Her practice includes:  1) Follow up Clinic for annual screening and survellience of women with a history of Stage 0 breast cancer, women with high risk for breast cancer or women who need short term follow up for problably benign breast problems and  2) Breast Evaluation Clinic to help see new pateints for quick access for core needle biopsies, workup of breast lumps, or workup and management of a variety of breast problems.

Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, 2005

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Breast Cancer Follow Up
  • Breast Disorders
  • Breast Lumps and Tumors
  • Breast Pain
  • Carcinoma In Situ of Breast
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Family History of Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • Microcalcifications
  • Nipple Discharge

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Rena Rowan Breast Center

    Abramson Cancer Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 3rd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Education and Training

Nursing School: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Hospital Affiliation

Ms. O'Connor is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.