Martha Todd, PhD, APRN-NP
Martha Todd, PhD, APRN-NP

Martha Todd, PhD, APRN-NP

Associate Professor
College of Nursing


  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Doctorate


  • Associate Professor


Dr. Martha Todd is an Associate Professor in the  College of Nusing.  She received her PhD in Nursing from South Dakota State University. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and teaches in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program.  Dr. Todd is passionate about working with underserved populations.  She opened a free clinic in North Omaha (Porto Clinic at Heart Ministry Center) in 2009.  The clinic has expanded into a nurse-led interprofessional clinic staffed by nursing, pharmacy, social work, OT, and PT faculty and students. Dr. Todd and her colleagues are known for their work in student assessment in clinical and simulated environments.  She is one of the developers of the Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI) used extensively in nursing throughout the United States and several countries.  

Publications and Presentations


  • Doll, Joy, Ryan-Haddad, Ann, Laughlin, Ann, Todd, Martha, Packard, Katie, Yee, Jennifer, Harris, Barbara: Begley, Begley, Kimberly Building inter-professional cultural competence, Health and human development, 37-46, 2014


  • Lindsay Iverson , Martha Todd, Ann Ryan Haddad, Katie Packard, Kimberley Begley, Joy Doll, Kim Hawkins, Ann Laughlin, Julie Manz & Chris Wichman The development of an instrument to evaluate interprofessional student team interaction, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(5), 531-538, 2018
  • Doll, J., Maio, A., Ryan Haddad, A., Jergensen, M., Paschal, K., Packard, K., Potthoff, M.,Huggett, K., & Todd, M. Introducing collaborative care:Teaching basics of interprofessional education in an online environment, IGI Global Books, 2017
  • Laughlin, A., Ryan Haddad, A., Doll, J., Packard, K., Begley, K., Todd, M., Harris, B., & Yee, J. Preparing students for team-based care for vulnerable populations., Health and Interprofessional Practice, 2, e1087, 2015
  • Manz, J, Hercinger, M, Todd, M, Hawkins, K, Parsons, M Improving consistency of assessment of student performance during simulated experiences, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9, e233-e238, 2012
  • Parsons, Mary E., Hawkins, Kimberly S., Hercinger, Maribeth, Todd, Martha, Manz, Julie A., Fang, Xiang Improvement in Scoring Consistency for the Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 8, e233-e238, 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, 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
  • Schoening, A. M., Sittner, B. J., Todd, M. J. Simulated clinical experience: nursing students' perceptions and the educators' role, Nurse Educator, 31, 253-258, 2006


  • Ryan Haddad, A., Begley, K., Todd, M., Packard, K., Laughlin, A., Yee, J., Doll, J., Hawkins, K., Iverson, L., Manz, J., and Tracy, M. (2017). The Creighton Interprofessional Collaborative Evaluation (C-ICE): An Instrument to Assess Student Interprofessional Team Interactions. Collaboration Across Borders, VI. Banff, Alberta, Canada. October 3, 2017., 2017
  • Todd, M & Johnson, L. (2017). Interprofessional education at Creighton: Meeting our mission through IPE at an Omaha free clinic. Caring in a Complex World: Interprofessional Education and Practice.  September 15, 2017. , 2017
  • Paschal, K., Doll, J., Todd, M., Jergensen, D., Maio, A. (2016). The IPE passport:An  innovative model for interprofessional education. Education Leadership.The Pursuit of Excellence in Physical Therapy Education, October 8., 2016
  • Begley, K., Ryan Haddad, A., Packard, K., Pick, A., Coover, K., Johnson, K., O’Brien, K.,Castillo, Todd, M. (2016). Development and implementation of interactive interporfessional telehealth activities. Center for Academic Innovation Teaching and with Technology Showcase: A Celebration of Mission, Technology, and Teaching. Creighton University, April 29., 2016
  • Todd, M. (2016). The profession of nursing in the United States. Hebei Medial Center Symposium, Shijiazhuang, China. , 2016
  • Harris, B., Yee, J., Laughlin, A., Begley, K., Ryan Haddad, A., Todd, M., Packard, K., & Doll, J. (2015). IPE 413: Developing care for a vulnerable population: An interprofessional collaborative approach to health promotion. University Assessment Symposium 2015:Making Purposeful Change, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, November 12. , 2015
  • Todd, M. (2015). Simulated clinical experiences: Using simulation as an educational tool for students and staff. Hebei Medical Center Symposium, Shijiazhuang, China. , 2015
  • Packard, K., Ryan Haddad, A., Laughlin, A., Todd, M., Begley, K., Yee, J., Doll, J., & Harris, B. (2015). A comparison of two instruments to assess students in an interprofessional health promotion course for a vulnerable population.  Collaborating Across Borders V.,  September 28-30, 2015, Roanoke, Virginia, 2015
  • Paschal, K., Doll, J., Potthoff, M., Hugget, K., Bothmer, J., Burke, J., Jergensen, D., Maio, A.,Packard, K., Ryan Haddad, A., & Todd, M. (2015). The IPE passport: Innovations for Interprofession Education, Michigan, September., 2015
  • Begley, K., Packard, K., Todd, M., Yee, J., Laughlin, A., Harris, B., Doll, J., Ryan Haddad, A.,(2015). Students reflection of an interprofessional health promotion course for a vulnerable population, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, July. , 2015
  • Begley, K., Ryan Haddad, A., Todd, M., Doll, J., Laughlin, A., Packard, K., Yee, J., & Harris,B. (2014). Community based interprofessional hypertension prevention and education program. NABP/American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 77th Annual Meeting. August 15. Deadwood, South Dakota., 2014
  • Ryan Haddad, A., Packard, K., Begley, K., Doll, J., Laughlin, A., Todd, M., Yee, J., & Harris B. (2014). Development of an interporfessional health promotion course for a vulnerable population. American Association of College os Pharmacy. 7/27-28, 2014. , 2014
  • Ryan Haddad, R., & Todd, M. (2014).  Build It and They Will Come: An Interprofessional and Student-Run Free Clinic.  All Together Better Health VII, Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, June 6-8, 2014., 2014
  • Begley, K., Ryan Haddad, A.,Todd, M., Doll, J., Laughlin, A., Packard, K., Yee, J., & Harris, B. (2014).  Educating the Interprofessional Team for Vulnerabilies Course Preparing Students for Working with Vulnerable Populations.  All Together Better Health VII, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, June 6-8, 2014., 2014
  • Hercinger, M., Manz, J., Parsons, M. Todd, M, & Hawkins, K. (April 7-10, 2013). Creighton simulation evaluation model. ATI National Nurse Educator Summit, Las Vegas, NV, 2013
  • Parsons, M., Hercinger, M., Hawkins, K., Todd, M., Manz, J., & Fang, X. (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, 10/25-10/28, 2012. , 2012
  • Todd, M., Parsons, M.E., Manz, J., Hawkins, K., & Hercinger, M. (2011). Development and use of the Creighton tool. 2011 Midwest Conference for excellence in clinical simulation. Lincoln, Nebraska (invited speaker)., 2011
  • Parson, M., Todd, M., Manz, J., Hawkins, K., & Hercinger, M. (2011). Quantitative evaluation in simulation clinical experiences: The Creighton Simulation Evaluation Instrument. 2011 Summer Initiative for Teaching Excellence in the Health Sciences (SITE), Creighton University (Invited speaker)., 2011
  • Begley, K., Laughlin, A., Bunger, J., Todd, M., harris, B., Doll, J., Gould, K., & Phalen, J. The Heart Ministry Health Center. All Things Ignatian Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011
  • Hawkins, K., Manz, J., Todd, M., Parsons, M., & Hercinger, M., (2011). Update on tools for simulation evaluation. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare. New Orleans, Louisiana (Invited speaker for expert panel)., 2011
  • Rusch, L., Todd., M., Oertwich, P.A., Woods, S., Hercinger, M., & Manz, J. (2011). Preceptor perceptions of student readiness for preceptorship; Innovations in curriculum evaluation. PNEG Nursing Education Conference, Baltimore, Maryland., 2011
  • Invited for Roundtable Discussion on Tool Development: 9th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference. Las Vegas, June 16-19, 2010., 2010
  • Todd, M., (2010). Restored Hope Project. A Community Forum for Nursing.  Chronic Illness and the Underserved: Nursing's Healthcare Agenda. April 27, 2010. Sioux Fall, South Dakota. , 2010
  • Hercinger, M., Hawkins, K., Parsons, M., Manz, J., & Todd, M. (2010). Student Performance Across the Curriculum. Medical Education Technologies, Inc., Human Patient Simulation Network Conference, Tampa, Florida, March 2-4, 2010., 2010
  • Hercinger, M., Todd, M., Manz, J., Hawkins, K., & Parsons, M. (2010). Student performance across the curriculum.  Human Patient Simulation Network Conference, Tampa Florida, March 1-4, 2010, 2010
  • Hercinger, M., Todd, M., Hawkins, K., Manz, J., & Parsons, M. (2007). Quantitative evaluation in nursing education: The Creighton Simulation Evaluation Tool. Baccalaureate Education Conference, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, New Orleans, 11/29-12/2, 2007, 2007
  • Schoening, A., Sittner, B., & Todd, M. (2006). Nursing education of the future: Clinical simulation. Creative Teaching for Nurse Educators, Memphis, Tennessee, 3/12-3/14/06., 2006
  • Price, H. & Todd, M. (2006). And you thought you couldn't act: Innovative approaches to role-playing in simulation.  Medical Education Technologies, Inc., Human Patient Simulation Network Conference, Tampa, Florida, March 1-3, 2006, 2006