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Jill Wilcken, APRN,CNP

  • About
    • Specialties: Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    What I Do
    I chose family practice because I enjoy caring for patients throughout their entire lifespan. I strive to develop long standing patient relationships and am focused on teaching patients about maintaining a balance for optimal health.

    Why I Love My Work
    I knew even as a little girl that I wanted to be a Nurse Practitioner. I love to create connections with my patients and am interested in their entire story. My history of working with oncology patients has helped me understand that there is more to a patient than a diagnosis. Sometimes an open heart and listening ear soothes the soul.

    Getting to Know Me
    I was raised in Central Minnesota but decided that I wanted to move out of state to Colorado and Utah for some additional life experiences. I quickly realized there is no greater bond than that of family and moved back to the area to raise my family. It was important that my children get the opportunity to create a lifetime of memories surrounded by an extended family network.

    Outside of work, I enjoy golfing, biking, hiking and being outdoors with my family. I also enjoy watching professional sports and am an avid Minnesota Viking fan.

    Education
    • College
      Doctor of Nursing Practice, College of Saint Scholastica Bachelor of Science, Nursing, College of Saint Benedict

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO