Tonya Andrade Schneidereith is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing
Dr. Tonya Andrade Schneidereith is an innovative nurse educator, leader, and entrepreneur with over 30 years of pioneering work in health care and academic settings. She began her career as a Pediatric Nurse and established the role of the Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner as one of the country’s first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit NPs. An award-winning educator with teaching experience that spans educational settings and programs, she is also a passionate advocate of faculty development. She is sought-after for her diverse interprofessional collaborations, international presentations, and award-winning publications. She is well-regarded for contributions that advance simulation-based learning, highlight pediatric health disparities, and impact prelicensure and graduate nursing curricula. Dr. Schneidereith provides leadership that enhances nursing education and practice, including projects for the National League for Nursing, the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Her accomplishments and dedication to nursing have been recognized with awards and honors from the National League for Nursing, the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulations and Learning, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and the Florida State University College of Nursing.
Dr. Schneidereith received her BSN from Florida State University, her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University. She holds certifications as a Pediatric Primary Care (PPCNP-BC) and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (CPNP-AC), Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and as one of a select number internationally-designated as Advanced Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE-A).