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W. Thomas Smith, Pharm.D., J.D.

Professor and Dean of Health Sciences and Pharmacy

260-470-2668
wtsmith@manchester.edu
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W. Thomas Smith, Pharm.D., J.D.

Dean of Pharmacy and Graduate Life Sciences,
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
260-470-2668

wtsmith@manchester.edu
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Beth Schultz


Beth Schultz PhD, DNP, RN
Nursing Department Chair
260-470-4082
BESchultz@manchester.edu

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.


Nancy Schroeder


Nancy Schroeder DNP, RN
Nursing Interim Program Director
Associate Professor of Nursing
260-982-4081
NRSchroeder@manchester.edu


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.


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Brickey-Stephannie



Stephannie Brickey BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator
260-470-4068
sabrickey@manchester.edu

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.

Adam Fischer


Adam Fischer, MSN, RN, CHSE
Simulation and Lab Coordinator
260-470-4085
arfischer@manchester.edu


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.