Jill Guttormson, Ph.D., RN

Jill Guttormson
Jill Guttormson, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 357

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3819

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Courses Taught

  • Pathophysiology
  • Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

Research Interests

Critical care nursing practice; symptom management; patient communication in acute care; interventions to improve communication for mechanically ventilated patients.

Professional Affiliations

  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • American Association of Critical -Care Nurses
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society


  • Critical Care Nursing

Selected Publications

Guttormson, J., Lindstrom Bremer, K., Jones, R. (2015). "Not being able to talk was horrid": A descriptive, correlational study of communication during mechanical ventilation. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing.

Guttormson, J. (2014). “Releasing a lot of poisons from my mind”: Patients' delusional memories of intensive care. Heart & Lung, 43 (5), 427-431.

Chlan, L.L., Weinert, C.R., Heiderscheit, A., Tracy, M.F., Skaar, D.J., Guttormson, J.L., & Savik, K. (2013). Effects of patient-directed music intervention on anxiety and sedative exposure in critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilatory support: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 309:2335-44.

Chlan, L.L., Guttormson, J.L., & Savik, K. (2011).  Tailoring a treatment fidelity framework for an intensive care unit clinical trial. Nursing Research, 60, 348-53.

Guttormson, J.L., Chlan, L., Savik, K., & Weinert, C.R. (2010). Factors influencing nurse sedation practices with mechanically ventilated patients: A U.S. national survey. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 26, 44-50.

Chlan, L.L., Guttormson, J.L., Tracy, M.F., & Lindstrom Bremer, K. (2009). Strategies for overcoming site and recruitment challenges in research studies based in intensive care units. American Journal of Critical Care, 18, 410-417.


  • Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma Chapter At-Large Research Grant: “Usability Testing of an iPad Communication Application for Mechanically Ventilated Patients” 2013-2014
  • Marquette University Regular Research Grant: “Evaluation of Alternative Communication Aids for Mechanically Ventilated Patients” 2012-2013
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award: Individual Fellowship, National Institute of Nursing Research, 2008-2011
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Mentorship Grant “Patients’ Recall and Evaluation of Mechanical Ventilation: Impact of Sedation” 2009.