Jennifer Nill, DNP, FNP-BC is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and graduated with honors as the first Maui resident to earn a Doctorate in Nursing Practice through the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Dr. Jen Nill is specialized in Family Nursing Practice, with a focus on transcultural care for people of all ages in rural island populations. Dr. Jen also has further education through the American Psychiatric Association, and certificates in psychopharmacology. She holds additional mental health certifications through Evergreen Certifications: a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, and Nutrition in Mental Health Certification. She’s has taken coursework in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Beck Institute, Psychological First Aid from John Hopkins University, and is also certified as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher.
I practice finding mindful moments throughout the day, and I can show you how to do it, too.
In line with the concepts of Integrative Care, Dr. Jen promotes collaboration to achieve health and wellness, working very closely together with Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Counselors and Therapists. “I believe that we all can benefit from looking at ourselves and working with a healthcare professional to become a better version of ourselves. I see myself as one part of your team, with you [the patient] as the head of the team.”
She uses her education and experience to give back to the community of Maui as a Doctor of Nursing Practice in several ways: teaching evidence-based lifestyle habits, assessing for imbalances with lab tests, specific nutrition for health, annual physical exam, and practicing mindfulness with clients. “It is my hope to have each person on the least amount of medications with the most benefit.” She also teaches new Doctoral students at Regis College with the hope of growing extraordinary and compassionate providers.
Jen and her husband give back to the community by volunteering, especially at beach clean-ups, and spend summer Saturdays volunteering as officials at the canoe regattas. Jen was a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters for 10 years, and is passionate about children’s charities. She also loves spending time gardening, surfing tiny waves on her longboard or standup paddle board, running 5k’s, and riding her road bike.