• Masters of Science in Nursing with specialization in Adult Health from University of Michigan 1993
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Purdue University 1985
  • Associate of Science in Nursing from Purdue University 1983

Professional Affiliations

  • Faculty co-advisor for the Marian University Student Nurse Association
  • Chair of Curriculum Committee, School of Nursing
  • National League for Nursing (member)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (member Omega-at-large chapter)

Jill Cardwell


I have experience working in both small community and large, level one trauma centers helping patients with a wide variety of diagnoses, both medical and surgical. I have 16 years of experience as a nurse educator with 14 of those at Marian University. I have expertise in teaching Adult Health, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology.

Personal Interests

  • Camping, hiking, and fishing
  • Raising my dog, Bandit
  • Southport Christian Church, member and Deacon
  • Arts and crafts
  • Horror movies
  • Jigsaw puzzles
donna cardillo

Nursing care comes in many forms. Sometimes it is the ability to make someone feel physically comfortable by various means. Other times it is the ability to improve the body’s ability to achieve or maintain health. But often it is an uncanny yet well-honed knack to see beyond the obvious and address, in some way, the deeper needs of the human soul.”

Donna Wilk Cardillo
Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
Read Chrislyn's story

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