Paula Stechschulte

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Paula’s professional background includes over 30 years in the healthcare industry in progressive management positions up to and including a COO of a large integrated delivery system in Northern Illinois. Her areas of expertise include: Physician Practice Management, Ambulatory Care Services, Procedural Area Management and Managed Care. In recent years Paula transitioned into Higher education she has also attained progressive management roles that include Chair, Dean, and Director in a for-profit organization. Her Director of New Business Development position brought her roles of educator and executive to a culminating point in her career. Paula now serves as the Chair of South University’s Online Healthcare Management Department, where she enjoys the role of manager, leader, and educator every day.
Paula’s education includes a Bachelors degree in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University, a Master’s degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management from Capella University.

Courses Taught

NURS 6211 - Finance and Economics in Healthcare Delivery

NURS 6053 - Interprofessional Organizational and Systems Leadership


PhD, Capella University

MS, Central MI University

BSN, Eastern MI University

Public Service

Covenant Committee, Hampton Lake Assosication, Board Member - Bluffton


Stechschulte, P. M. (2013). A review ofthe patient protection and affordability act. AmHighEd 2013 Virtual Conference

Stechschulte, P. M. (2014). A review of select Medicaid opt out states..


Stechschulte, P. M. (2015). Creating and Maintaining a Research Team . South University

Stechschulte, P. M. (2010). Leadership Strategies for a Virtual Workforce: A Case Study. 2010 American Society for Public Administration National Conference

Stechschulte, P. M. (2016). Program Advisory Committees . South University