Jennifer Richard, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor

Phone: 260.399.7700, ext. 8530

Professional Education

  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Major: Nursing in Health Systems 2008, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Saint Francis, 1993, Fort Wayne, IN


  • Certification: Registered Nurse in Indiana, Certified Nurse Educator, NRP certification, CPR certification, TB certification
  • Clinical Expertise: Pediatric, Neonatal and Maternal Nursing

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2013: University of Saint Francis Service Engagement Award Nominee
  • 2008: Received Outstanding Academic Achievement as MSN graduate
  • 2007: Recognized as a “great” instructor by a student through “Calling to Connect.”
  • 1993: Graduated BSN High Honors

Professional Memberships

  • 2013-2014: National Academic Advising Association
  • 2008-2012: International Nursing Association of Clinical and Simulated Learning
  • 2005-2013: National League for Nursing
  • 1993-2014: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing


  • 2009: Authored “Beginning experiences with simulation: Asthma in a pediatric patient” in the journal Clinical Simulation in Nursing ,Winter 2009
  • 2006: Coauthored “The Rise of Pediatric Obesity” for the University of Saint Francis, School of Health Sciences Pulse Points Newsletter.


  • 2014: National Advising Academic Advising Association Region 5 Conference. Title of Presentation: Faculty Motivated Change, Madison, WI
  • 2013: University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN Nursing Department Scholarship of Teaching. Title of presentation: The Case of the Ill-Advised Student.
  • 2013: University of Saint Francis Faculty Development Day. Title of presentation: Faculty Advisor Liaison Role and Projects
  • 2012: Simulation in Healthcare: Where No One Has Gone Before National Conference. Title of Presentation: Diving In: Simulation in a Beginning Nursing Course, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • 2010: METI HPSN International Simulation Conference. Title of presentation: Stem to Stern in Simulation Strategies, Tampa, FL
  • 2009: METI HPSN International Simulation Conference. Title of presentation: Full Moon in the Pediatric ED, Tampa, FL
  • 2009: Fort Wayne Engineers Club monthly tour. Presentation and tour of University of Saint Francis Simulation lab
  • 2008: Clinical Education Redesign: Simulations, Innovations, and Partnerships. Title of Presentation: Utilizing Pediatric Simulating as an Adjunct to On-site Clinical Experience, Indiana University, November
  • 2008: University of Saint Francis, School of Health Sciences, Brown bag lunch presentation. Topic: Using high fidelity simulation, March
  • 2008: University of Saint Francis, NURS 694 Class Presentation: Integrating Simulation into a Nursing Course, April
  • 2005: Poster presentation of Research Protocol on Breastfeeding and the Preterm Infant. Lutheran Hospital and Parkview Hospital, December

Community Service

  • 2012-2014: Focus on Health volunteer, April, USF
  • 2012-2013: Charis House Volunteer
  • 2011: Waynedale Fitness Fair, October 29, Waynedale Baptist Church
  • 2009-2014: Rater in the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence System
  • 2010: Administered H1N1 immunizations at St. Jude Church, March
  • 2008-2010: Assisted with planning and implementing annual Family Fitness Night, St. Jude Catholic School, Fort Wayne, IN, January 14, 2008 and January 12, 2009, January 27, 2010.
  • 2007-2008: Second annual Children’s Health Fair coordinator at Brookside Community Church, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2007-2010: Founding member of a special education needs support group, St. Jude Catholic School, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2007-2008: Children’s Health Fair coordinator at Brookside Community Church
  • 2004-2010: Assisting with School Nurse screenings atSt. Jude Catholic School, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2013-2014: Worldwide Marriage Encounter Team Member
  • 2012-2014: Charis House Clinic volunteer
  • 2012-2014: Saint Jude Church Extraordinary Minister
  • 2011-2014: Saint Jude Softball coach
  • 2010-2013: Saint Jude silent auction volunteer
  • 2010-2011: Saint Jude Volleyball coach
  • 2006-2014: Saint Jude Eaglemania parish festival volunteer
  • 2010-2012: Saints Alive auction volunteer
  • 2009-2011: Volunteer for Saints on the Move community service with Bishop Dwenger High School
  • 2007-2008: Volunteer for Fire House Theater
  • 2005: Volunteer for Diocesan Legacy of Faith Campaign
  • 2003-2009: St. Jude Church Nursery Volunteer
  • 2001 -2002: St. Jude Christ Renews His Parish Team member

Curriculum Vitae

View Jennifer Richard’s curriculum vitae.