Jill Guttormson, Ph.D., M.S., RN

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

Clark Hall, 357

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3819

Professor, Dean

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Courses Taught

NURS 1001:  Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition

NURS 2100:  Pathophysiology I

NURS 2200:  Pathophysiology II

NURS 6010:  Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

NURS 6030:  Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Guttormson’s program of research generates knowledge and interventions to enhance patient centered care in the intensive care unit and improve patient outcomes after critical illness.  Specifically, her research is focused on a) improving symptom identification and management during critical illness b) interventions to support patient ability to communicate during mechanical ventilation c) understanding critical care nurses’ practice when caring for mechanically ventilated patients.

Professional Affiliations

American Thoracic Society

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau International


Critical Care Nursing


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Guttormson


2021-2023 (PI: McAndrew, N. Co-I: Guttormson, J., Wallace, L.). “Meaning-Centered Psychotherapy for Family Caregivers of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients: Intervention to Improve Family-Focused Palliative Care” Oncology Nursing Foundation Oncology Nursing Scient Grant ROE3

2020-2021 (Co-PI Guttormson, J, Calkins K. Co-I: McAndrew N., Fitzgerald, J., Losurdo, H., Loonsfoot, D.) “COVID-19 Pandemic: Experiences of nurses working in critical care in the United States.” Marquette University College of Nursing Wallace Research Award

2019-2021 (PI: McAndrew, N. Co-I: Guttormson, J., Patel, J. Bear, A., Erickson, J)  “A Transdisciplinary Approach to Improving Communication in the Intensive Care Unit” University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Collaborative Research Team Grant

2019-2021 (PI: McAndrew, N., Patel, J. Co-I: Guttormson, J., Bear, A., Christianson,H.)   “Experiences of Family Caregivers of Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HCST) in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Internal Grant       

2016-2018 (PI: Guttormson, J.) “Enhancing Nurses’ Utilization of Alternative Communication Strategies with Mechanically Ventilated Patients”  Marquette University Regular Research Grant:

2013-2014 (PI: Guttormson, J.) “Usability Testing of an iPad Communication Application for Mechanically Ventilated Patients” Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma Chapter At-Large Research Grant