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Nursing - Faculty and Staff   

Beth Schultz

Beth Schultz PhD, DNP, RN
Nursing Program Director

Dr. Beth Schultz, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, graduated from Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla., with an associate's degree in nursing and from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla., with a B.S. in nursing.

She earned her M.S.N. with an emphasis in education from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla., her Doctor of Nursing Practice in the executive leadership track at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and her Ph.D. from the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Schultz is the founding program director of Manchester’s undergraduate nursing program and brings more than 20 years of nursing education experience and more than 10 years of nursing education leadership experience to her position. She maintains an active nursing practice as well, with more than 30 years of nursing experience. She is on the Executive Board for the Alliance for Camp Health, Association of Camp Nursing, is actively involved in research related to health care in the camp setting, and has been involved in revising the Standards of Camp Nursing Practice. Dr. Schultz enjoys outdoor adventures and introducing students to unconventional opportunities in nursing practice.


Stephannie Brickey BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator

Stephannie Brickey graduated from the University of Saint Francis with her BSN in 2012. Shortly after, she became an intensive care nurse where she worked at the bedside for seven years caring for a wide variety of patients, familiarizing herself in the complex care of surgical, trauma, neuro and medical patients.  She is not only skilled in lifesaving care, but also providing compassionate end of life care to patients.

Stephannie continued advancing her nursing skills by earning certifications in specialty areas including TNCC (trauma nurse core course), NIH stroke scale, and ACLS (advanced cardiac life support). As an experienced nurse she has precepted multiple new grads for their new role in the ICU, as well as numerous students completing clinical hours. After working in the intensive care unit, she transitioned into a health care providers’ office, where she was phone nurse for 17 providers and thousands of patients, triaging calls and working directly with providers to meet and address patient needs. Stephannie enjoys spending time with her family and working with the National Kidney Foundation. She plans to pursue her Master of Science in Nursing.


Katie Edwards MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Instructor of Nursing

Katie Edwards was born and raised here in northeast Indiana. She attended Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne for her Associate Degree in Nursing, graduated 2007, Kaplan University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduated 2011, and Master of Science in Nursing Education from Western Governors University graduated in 2019. 

Katie started her healthcare career as a patient care technician on a medical surgical unit at Lutheran Hospital in 2005. She then worked in a nursing extern position in 2007 at Adam's Memorial Hospital. Once graduated, Katie worked as a nurse on the Medical Surgical ICU at Lutheran hospital. She currently still works at Parkview Regional Medical Center in the Surgical Neuro Trauma ICU, and in the past, she was a nurse leader, and rapid response nurse for the hospital. In 2019 she became the unit educator for the same unit, and taught the core critical care classes for Parkvie. She enjoys eating and shopping local spots in the Fort Wayne area. She is still a kid at heart and love all things Disney! 



Devon Lewandowski, DNP, FNP-BC, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Dr. Devon Lewandowski has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and a family nurse practitioner for 15 years. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Francis. Dr. Lewandowski began her nursing career at the Lutheran Rehabilitation Hospital and later spend several years as a coronary intensive care and post-surgical recovery and diagnostics unit nurse. She continued her graduate education at the University of Saint Francis. Dr. Lewandowski completed her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2005 and is nationally certified through the ANCC. Dr. Lewandowski has worked in a wide range of health care settings as a nurse practitioner from family medicine, vascular and vein care, military contract work, home health care to outpatient psychiatry. Dr. Lewandowski has spent the past six years in a large outpatient psychiatric setting with the Parkview Behavioral Health Institute.

Dr. Lewandowski earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with a special focus on nursing education from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. She was nursing faculty for the University of Saint Francis for many years and taught a wide range of courses in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs.

Dr. Lewandowski joined the Manchester University nursing faculty in July 2021. She is excited to begin teaching students about the profession of nursing. She enjoys teaching students about all areas of nursing, but especially enjoys teaching introductory courses, health assessment and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Dr. Lewandowski utilizes a wide range of teaching and learning strategies to create an active, engaging and challenging student-centered environment. She looks forward to bringing her love of the nursing profession to her students.

Nancy Schroeder

Nancy Schroeder DNP, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Nancy R. Schroeder graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing with a diploma degree as a registered nurse in 1987. After practicing for many years as a geriatric, mental health and post-surgical nurse, she completed her BSN from Ohio Northern University in 2006. Dr. Schroeder has taught nursing at several levels over her 25 years in nursing education. She has a special interest in mental health and has worked extensively throughout her teaching career to bring mental health resources to the college-aged population.

Dr. Schroeder received her MSN with a focus on nursing education from Cleveland State University in 2012 and her doctorate in nursing practice, including a nursing education certificate from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. She teaches a wide variety of undergraduate nursing courses including health assessment, geriatrics, mental health, obstetrics, transcultural, leadership and capstone courses. She also taught for 13 years in an RN to BSN program. Dr. Schroeder enjoys creating innovative teaching strategies that actively engage the learner thus stimulating a love for lifelong learning.

Adam Fischer

Adam Fischer, MSN, RN, CHSE
Simulation and Lab Coordinator

Adam Fischer began working in health care in 2001. He has worked in several areas of health care, including experience in the roles of CNA, restorative aide, pharmacy technician and nurse. As a nurse, his bedside experience has primarily been in emergency medicine. His experience in clinical education began in 2012 at a rural hospital in Indiana. In 2014, he transitioned from the bedside for a full time position in clinical education. In 2015, Adam was one of the original three employees to open the simulation lab at Parkview Health. In 2018, he took over day-to-day operations of the Mirro Advanced Medical Simulation Lab. During his time in leadership, he utilized his master’s degree in nursing education and simulation certification to lead the center to two accreditations. In August of 2021, Adam joined Manchester University in the role of simulation and lab coordinator for the nursing program.


Dottie Bowers
Administrative Assistant

Dottie Bowers joined Manchester University in 2004 as human resource clerk and most recently served as administrative assistant for pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice departments. She provides administrative support to the nursing program as well as other staff and faculty as needed. She earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Indiana Wesleyan University.


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