Jill Guttormson, Ph.D., RN

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

Clark Hall, 357

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3819

Associate Professor

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

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

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

American Thoracic Society

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau International


Critical Care Nursing


Guttormson, J., Chlan, L., Tracy, M.F. Hetland, B., & Mandrekar, J. (2019) Nurses' Attitudes and Self-Reported Sedation Administration Practices: A National Survey. American Journal of Critical Care.       

Hetland, B., Tracy, M.F., Guttormson, J., & Chlan, L. (2018) “Sedation is Tricky”: A qualitative content analysis of nurses’ perceptions of sedation administration in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. Australian Critical Care, 31, 153-158.

McAndrew, N.S., Leske, J., Guttormson, J., Kelber, S.T., Moore, K., & Dabrowski, S. (2016) Quiet time for mechanically ventilated patients in the medical intensive care unit. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing,35,22-27

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, 31(3). 179-186.

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.


CTSI: Integrating Research into Clinical Practice “Randomized Controlled Trial of an iPad for Patient Communication during Mechanical Ventilation” (co-investigator) 2016-2019

Marquette University Regular Research Grant: “Enhancing Nurses’ Utilization of Alternative Communication Strategies with Mechanically Ventilated Patients” 2016-2018

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

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