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Cathleen Gillen

Title:Asst Professorial Lecturer
Office:Warde Academic Center
Department: Nursing


Cathy Gillen, MSN, MBA, RN, joined Saint Xavier University in 2018 as a full-time faculty member. She obtained her MSN/MBA from Saint Xavier and her BSN from Kendall College. She comes to SXU after working as an associate professor of nursing at Northwestern College.

Cathy has over 15 years of experience as a registered nurse working in psychiatric nursing, forensic nursing and oncology. Her professional roles include associate director of nursing and nurse manager. She enjoys gardening, politics, attending horse shows, reading, watching movies and spending time with her family.


Saint Xavier University

B.S. in Nursing
Kendall College

Areas of Specialization

Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing


Registered Nurse, Illinois

Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety, depression and self-harm in adolescents
  • Health policy
  • Mental health first aid

Courses Taught

  • NURS 102: The Professional Nurse: Roles and Concepts
  • NURS 319: Concepts in Professional Nursing lll
  • NURS 376: Holistic Care in Nursing Practice II
  • NURS 378: Clinical Practice ll Mental Health


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