Julie A. Manz, PhD, RN
Julie A. Manz, PhD, RN

Julie A. Manz, PhD, RN

Associate Professor
Chair, BSN Program Chair
College of Nursing

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Nursing - Bachelors

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

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

Biography

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 has served as the BSN Program Chair since 2014.  Dr. Manz oversees the traditional four-year, ANC, and RN to BSN programs for the College of Nursing. Prior to that, Dr. Manz served as 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, 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.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Nursing; South Dakota State University 2014
  • M.S.; Creighton University 2005
  • BSN; Creighton University 1998

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Rusch, L., Beiermann, T., Schoening, A.,  Slone, C., Flott, B., Manz, J., Miller, J. (2017). Defining roles and expectations for faculty, nurses, and students in a dedicated education unit model. Nurse Educator, in press., Nurse Educator, 2017
  • Packard, K., Ryan-Haddad, A., Begley, K., Doll, J., Hawkins, K., Laughline, A., Manz, J., Todd, M., Wichman, C. (2017). Development of an instrument to evaluate interprofessional student team competency. Journal of Interprofessional Care, In press., Journal of Interprofessional Care, 2017
  • Manz, J., Hercinger, M., Todd, M., Hawkins, K., & Parsons, M. Improving consistency of assessment of student performance during simulated experiences. (Contributed equally in preparation of manuscript)., Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9(7), e229-233, 2013
  • Parsons, M. E., Hawkins, K. S., Hercinger, M., Todd, M., & Manz, J. A. Improvement in scoring consistency for the C-SEI. (Contributed equally in preparation of manuscript), 10.1016/j.ecns, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, e1-e6, 2012
  • Adamson, Katie, Anne, Parsons, Mary, E., Hawkins, Kim, Manz, Julie, A., Todd, Martha, Hercinger, Maribeth Reliability and Internal Consistency Findings from the C-SEI., Journal of nursing education, 50(10), 583-586, 2011
  • Hawkins, K., Todd, M., Manz, J. A unique simulation teaching method, Journal of nursing education, 47, 524-527, 2008
  • Todd, M., Manz, J. A., Hawkins, K. S., Parsons, M. E., Hercinger, M. The development of a quantitative evaluation tool for simulations in nursing education, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5, Article41, 2008

Publications

  • Todd, M., Hawkins, K., Manz, J., Parsons, M., & Hercinger, M. Website developed for training in the use of the Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument. http://nursing.creighton.edu/academics/competency-evaluation-instrument, Creighton University, 2014
  • Manz, J., Tracy, M., & Todd, M. Resources for simulated clinical experiences at the Virtual Center for Teaching Excellence at www.creighton.edu/cte, Creighton University, 2013

Presentations

  • Rusch, L., Oertwich, A., Schoening, A., Hercinger, M., Manz, J., McCafferty, K. (5/4/2017). Impact of a DEU teaching model on readiness for preceptorship. 27th Annual Iota Tau Research Day, Omaha, NE, 2017
  • Challenging Student Situations: Advice from the Trenches. Sponsored by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, 2017
  • Simulation in Nursing Education: Evidence & Best Practices. Sponsored by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education., 2016
  • Dedicated Education Unit Orientation for Evaluation of Students using the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument. Sponsored by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, 2016
  • Rusch, L., Oertwich, A., Schoening, A., Hercinger, M., Manz, J., & McCafferty, K. (11/19-11/21/2015). Quantitative outcomes of the DEU clinical teaching model. AACN Baccalaureate Education Conference, American Association of Colleges of Nursing,. Buena Vista Palace; Orlando, FL (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2015
  • McCafferty, K., Manz, J., & Ball, S. (6/10-13/2015). The Interactive use of the Modified Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI) as a Student Driven Peer Evaluation Tool. Poster Presentation. 14th INACSL Conference, Atlanta, GA (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation)., 2015
  • Manz, J. (4/30/2015). Patients or Prisoners? A Grounded Theory of How Nurses Provide Care to Inmate-Patients. 25th Annual Iota Tau Research Day, Omaha, NE., 2015
  • Ball, S., Manz, J., & McCafferty, K. (4/19-22/2015). Peer evaluation of simulated clinical experiences utilizing the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI). Poster Presentation. 2015 ATI National Nurse Educator Summit, San Diego, CA. (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation)., 2015
  • Manz, J. (4/11/2015). Patients or Prisoners? A Grounded Theory of How Nurses Provide Care to Inmate-Patients. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2015
  • Ball, S., Manz, J., & McCafferty, K. (2/20/2015). Utilizing the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI) as a Real-Time Method of Online Peer Evaluation in the Simulation Setting. Poster Presentation. Creighton University Assessment Symposium, Omaha, NE., 2015
  • Laughlin, A., Todd, M., Jesus, C., & Manz, J. (9/19/14). Creighton’s focus on health promotion/disease prevention in vulnerable populations. Caring in a Complex World: Nursing Strategies to Improve Patient-Centered Care. Continuing Education Conference sponsored by Creighton University Health Science Continuing Education. (Invited panel presentation, 1 of 4 panelists), 2014
  • Adamson Haerling, K., Manz, J., & Tracy, M. (4/24/2014). Tools Used for Simulation Evaluation: Part II, The Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument, National League for Nursing Webinar. (Invited speaker)., 2014
  • Manz, J., Hercinger, M., Parsons, M. (4/7-10/2013). Creighton simulation evaluation model. ATI National Nurse Educator Summit, Las Vegas, NV (Invited & contributed equally in preparation of presentation, 1 of 3 presenters), 2013
  • Parsons, M., Hercinger, M., Hawkins, K., Todd, M., Manz, J., & Fang, X. (10/25-28/2012). An innovative strategy for improving consistency in assessment of student performance during simulated clinical experiences. 39th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Poster Presentation. Philadelphia, PA (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2012
  • Rusch, L., Todd, M., Oertwich, A., Hercinger, M., Woods, S. & Manz, J. (10/25-28/2012). External Evaluation of Curriculum: Preceptor Perceptions of Students’ Readiness for Preceptorship. 39th Annual National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Poster Presentation. Philadelphia, PA (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2012
  • Parsons, M., Manz, J., Todd, M., Hawkins, K., Hercinger, M., Fang, X. (5/4/2012). An innovative strategy for improving consistency in assessment of student performance during simulated clinical experiences. 23rd Annual Iota Tau Research Day, Omaha, NE. (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation, 1 of 2 presenters)., 2012
  • Parsons, M., Hercinger, M., Hawkins, K., Todd, M., Manz, J., & Fang, X. (4/28/2012). An innovative strategy for improving consistency in assessment of student performance during simulated clinical experiences. Poster Presentation. Creighton University Research Day: St. Albert’s Day, Omaha, NE (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2012
  • Todd, M., Parsons, M., Hawkins, K., Hercinger, M., Manz, J. (7/29-30/2011). Development and Use of the Creighton Tool. 2011 Midwest Conference for Excellence in Clinical simulation, Lincoln, NE. (Invited & contributed equally in preparation of presentation, presented by M. Todd), 2011
  • Manz, J. (4/2011). Healthcare for prisoners. Attitudes & Aspirations. A Community Forum for Nursing. Healthcare ethics and the Underserved: Human vulnerability & Human flourishing. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Invited speaker)., 2011
  • Hawkins, K. Manz, J., Todd, M. Parsons, M. & Hercinger, M. (1/21-26/2011). Update on tools for simulation evaluation. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 21 – 26, 2011. (Invited & contributed equally in preparation of presentation, presented by K. Hawkins & M. Hercinger), 2011
  • Rusch, L. M., Todd, M., Oertwich, P. A., Woods, S., Hercinger, M., & Manz. J. (2011) Preceptor Perceptions of Student Readiness for Preceptorship: Innovations in Curriculum Evaluation. Poster presentation: PNEG Nursing Education Conference, Baltimore, MD. (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2011
  • Todd, M., Manz, J., Hawkins, K., Parsons, M., & Hercinger, M. (6/17-19/2010). Tools for simulation evaluation. 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference. Las Vegas, NV. (Invited & contributed equally in preparation of presentation, 1 of 2 presenters), 2010
  • Todd, M., Manz, J., Hawkins, K., Parsons, M., & Hercinger, M. (6/17-19/2010). Tools for simulation evaluation. 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference. Las Vegas, NV. (Invited & contributed equally in preparation of presentation, 1 of 2 presenters), 2010
  • Hercinger, M., Hawkins, K., Parsons, M., Manz, J., & Todd, M. (3/2-4/2010). Student performance across the curriculum. Medical Education Technologies, Inc., Human Patient Simulation Network Conference, Tampa, Florida. (Invited & contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2010
  • Manz, J. Hawkins, K., Todd, M., Parsons, M., Hercinger, M. (9/2/2008). A Comprehensive Approach to Simulation. net2008 (Nursing Education Tomorrow) Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England. (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation, presented by J. Manz), 2008
  • Manz, J., Hawkins, K., Todd, M., Parsons, M., Hercinger, M. (5/2/2008). Quantitative Evaluation in Simulated Clinical Experiences: The Creighton Simulation Evaluation Tool. 19th Annual Iota Tau Research Day, Omaha, NE. (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation, 1 of 2 presenters), 2008
  • Hawkins, K., Manz, J., Todd, M., Parsons, M., Hercinger, M. (3/26-28/2008). A Comprehensive View of Simulation. Drexel University Technologic Innovations in Nursing Education & Practice: Best practices in Informatics and Simulation Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina. (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2008
  • Manz, J., Hawkins, K., & Todd, M. (6/28-30/2007). Clinical Learning Through Simulation and Reflection. 7th National Conference on Nursing Skills Laboratories, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX. (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2007
  • Nursing, New Orleans, LA. (Invited & contributed equally in preparation of presentation) Parsons, M., Hercinger, M., Todd, M., Manz, J., Hawkins, K. (6/7-9/2007). Simulation as a Teaching Strategy. National CASTL Institute. Chicago, IL. (Contributed equally in preparation of presentation), 2007

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • • 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. (Primary Investigator). Caring for Hospitalized Inmate-Patients: Perspectives of Nurses Practicing Outside of Correctional Facilities. Sponsor: Iota Tau Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
  • Manz, J., Tracy, M., & Hercinger, M. (Co-Investigator). Creighton Simulation Evaluation Model. Sponsor: Assessment Technologies Institute.
  • 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.
  • Manz, J. (Co-Investigator), Parsons, M. (PI), Hercinger, M. (Co-I), Todd, M.(Co-I), Hawkins, K (Co-I). Development of a Student Evaluation Tool for Simulated Clinical Experience, Sponsor: Scholarly Faculty Development Grants, Creighton University Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment, $1000, 3/2007.

Awards and Honors

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