Julie A. Manz, PhD, RN

Julie A. Manz, PhD, RN

Julie A. Manz, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
Chair, BSN Program Chair
College of Nursing, Omaha Campus

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Bachelors


  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Care management of populations with gastrointestinal, neurological, and immune disorders, transitioning to professional nursing practice, nursing ethics


Dr. Julie Manz joined the College of Nursing in 2003 as a Clinical Teaching Assistant in medical-surgical nursing, and was hired as faculty in 2005. She was promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure in 2014. She serves as the Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Nursing Program in which she oversees the traditional four-year and one-year accelerated BSN programs for the College of Nursing. Prior to that, Dr. Manz served as the BSN Program Chair and the Curriculum Coordinator for the Accelerated Nursing Curriculum. She offers course content in care management of populations with various medical surgical disorders, including gastrointestinal, neurological, and immune diseases.  Dr. Manz's research interests are in the areas of assessment of student learning in simulated and live clinical experiences, new and emerging clinical teaching models, interprofessional education, and correctional health care. Dr. Manz is a co-developer of the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI), a 23-item instrument to evaluate student learning in simulated clinical environments. The C-CEI is utilized internationally and in all 50 states to evaluate student performance in the clinical environment.

Publications and Presentations


  • , 33, 90-93
  • , 44(1), 34-37
  • , 32(5), 531-538
  • , 43(1), 14-17
  • , 9(7), e229-233
  • , e1-e6
  • , 50(10), 583-586
  • , 47, 524-527
  • , 5, Article41



Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • • Interprofessional clinical education *Psychometrics of the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument • Practicum Models in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs • Evaluation of Student Performance in Simulated Clinical Environments • Use of Simulation in Nursing Education • Care of Incarcerated Patients • Student Readiness for Practice

Grant Funding Received

  • Manz, J. (Co-Investigator), Parsons, M. (Co-I), Hercinger, M. (Co-I), Todd, M.(Co-I), Hawkins, K (Co-I). Development of Training Materials for Simulation Evaluation Instrument, Sponsor: Dean’s Award, $600, 6/2009.

Awards and Honors

  • 40 Under 40 Nursing Leader Awardee, Nebraska Action Coalition., 2014
  • 2011 Positive Image of Nursing Award, Nebraska Nurses Association., 2011