Faculty Profile

Matthew Engelhardt
Adjunct Instructor
ABSN Sacramento

Professor Engelhardt earned an associate of applied science in nursing from Cecil College, North East, Maryland, and his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.  He also received his masters of science in nursing from Liberty University.  After attending The Catholic University of America, he is presently attending Bradley University in pusuit of a Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership.  He has over 25 years of health care experience as a pediatric nurse, post-anesthesia nurse, respiratory therapist, clinical informatics nurse, clinical nurse educator, and project manager.  Professor Engelhardt teaches nursing fundamentals, health assessment, nursing skills, and pediatric nursing.  Professor Engelhardt moved to California in 2014 from Orlando, Florida where he worked as a clinical nurse instructor at Nemours Children’s Hospital.  He is married with two daughters and four sons.  Some of his passions include engaging students in active problem solving and critical thinking within the context of the nursing profession.

Personal Note:

As a nursing faculty member here at Samuel Merritt University, I believe that one of my core responsibilities is simple; to teach.  However, teaching is more than just the presentation of facts.  Learning is more than the memorization of the content that was presented.  I believe teaching is the facilitation of learning; learning being the process in which a concept is seized by the learner and then independently applied in varying situations.  This awareness is crucial in the continually evolving and ever changing healthcare environment in which professional nurse's practice.  In order to facilitate this kind of learning, I focus on several goals: introducing and fostering critical thinking, developing problem-solving strategies, and facilitating the acquisition of life-long learning skills. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership (present)

Bradley University, Peoria, Il

Post-graduate Studies

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator Track

Graduate with Distinction

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Magna Cum Laude

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Associate of Applied Science, Nursing

Cecil College, North East, MD

Undergraduate Studies

University of Maryland University College, Asian Division

Respiratory Specialist Diploma Program

Naval School for Health Sciences, San Diego, CA

Pediatric Nursing

Research Methodology

Clinical Informatics and Information Technology

Post-Surgical Nursing Care

Respiratory Care 



NURS158 Care of Pediatric and Youth Populations

NURS158 Care of Pediatric and Youth Populations Clinical

NURS524 Health Assessment

NURS524L Health Assessment Laboratory

NURS542L Nursing Skills I

NURS543L Nursing Skills II

NURS556 Care of Pediatric and Youth Populations

NURS556L Care of Pediatric and Youth Populations Clinical

American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses


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