Jill Rodgers is an assistant professor of nursing in the graduate family nurse practitioner program. She maintains an active nurse practitioner role with Matrix Medical Network. She received her BSN from Thiel College, post-BSN school nurse certificate from Carlow University, her Master's degree in nursing administration and post-master's certificate as a family nurse practitioner from Indiana State University. Her DNP was received from Carlow University. Her research interests include vulnerable populations, meeting the patient's spiritual/psychosocial needs, and nurse leadership and ethics.