Lilly Ann Gwilliam, RN, Registered Nurse

Get to know Registered Nurse, Lilly Ann Gwilliam, who serves patients in Alamo, California.

Lilly is a registered nurse and a published author. She has held a variety of positions over the course of her life. She has been a medical legal consultant and served as the dean of allied health and the accreditation officer at Antelope Valley College. She was the nursing coordinator and a nursing faculty member of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute in California. She also worked as a practitioner teacher at Rush University in Chicago. Furthermore, she held a position as a psychiatric nurse on a surgical unit where she helped patients, families, nurses, and students deal with death and dying.

Lilly is the author of “Generations of Motherhood: A Changing Story”. The raw and real memoir features a deeply authentic woman who moved through extraordinary challenges to become the woman she always believed she could be and lead a successful and joyful life. 

Lilly earned her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from the College of DuPage in 1971. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Illinois in 1974, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Rush University in 1977. Lilly also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southland University. 

Lilly has been a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association of Nurse Attorneys, the Association of American Trial Lawyers, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Lilly was inducted into the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau. She was nominated as one of the “Outstanding Young Women of America” in 1979 and is a member of “Who’s Who in American Nursing.” 

Lilly has published several articles on the topics of nursing and law. She has also presented many seminars, including “The Elimination of Gender Bias in the Legal Profession.” She presented a paper on rape to the Fiji Law Society and helped change the laws on rape for women in Fiji. She was also inducted into the 2014 Massapequa High School Hall of Fame in recognition of her commitment to excellence.

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role of treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, as well as assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up. 

Lilly’s favorite place to vacation is in Africa. In her spare time, she enjoys working out at Orange Theory, walking, and traveling. Lilly currently lives in Alamo with her husband, Gary Gwilliam. They have five children and eight grandchildren between them, and they enjoy spending time with their families.

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