Dr. Jill Guttormson

Dr. Jill Guttormson is acting dean of the College of Nursing. She is an associate professor and also serves as associate dean for academic affairs in the college. Guttormson has chaired the College of Nursing Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, the University Board of Undergraduate Studies and the University Committee on Teaching.  She has been recognized by the university for her commitment to teaching, receiving the Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2018.

Guttormson has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in nursing education from the University of Minnesota. She joined the College of Nursing faculty in 2011 after earning her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. Guttormson’s research focuses on supporting best practices in critical care nursing and symptom management, and patient communication during mechanical ventilation with the goal of enhancing patient-centered care and the patient experience.