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Jill Cardwell MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

(317) 955-6166
Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Room 368

Jill Cardwell


Professor Cardwell has a Clinical Nurse Specialization in Adult Health from the University of Michigan.  She has extensive experience in nursing education and has taught in both on ground and online accelerated formats.  She has worked for Marian University for 20 years.  She is married and has 3 adult children


  • 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

Work History

I have been a member of the Marian University Faculty since August 1996.  Prior to that I taught at Oakland University in Michigan for 2 years. Previous experience in Trauma, Orthopedics, Burns, Otolaryngology, and General Surgical patients at Columbus Regional Hospital, IN; University of Michigan Trauma Center in Ann Arbor, MI;  Scripps Clinic in San Diego, CA;  Los Robles Regional Hospital in Thousand Oaks, CA, Community Hospital East, Indianapolis, IN; and Westview Osteopathic Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Professional Affiliations

  • Faculty co-advisor for the Marian University Student Nurse Association
  • Pharmacology Course Coordinator
  • National League for Nursing (member)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (member Omega-at-large chapter)

Area of Expertise

Adult Health

Teaching Interest and Focus

  • Pharmacology
  • Dosage Calculations
  • Pathophysiology
  • Adult Health

Personal Interests

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

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