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Shanna Ricker, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor 
574-936-8898 ext.352 
Marian University's Ancilla College, Room 141E

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Mrs. Ricker started her career as an EMT and then transitioned to nursing by obtaining an Associate of Science in Nursing from Florida SouthWestern State College in 2009. Believing that learning is a lifelong process, she continued her education, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Central Florida, and is currently working on a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership for Nurse Educators at the University of Alabama. Her nursing experience includes working in cardiovascular intensive care, progressive care, and medical-surgical nursing.


  • University of Central Florida – Master of Science in Nursing Education, 2018
  • Florida Atlantic University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 2011
  • Florida SouthWestern State College – Associate of Science in Nursing 2009

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
  • Organizations for Associate Degree Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • American Nurses Association

Area of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Advanced Heart Failure Care
  • Technology in Nursing Education
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing CareT

Teaching Interest/Focus

  • Simulation in Nursing Education
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Ethics

Research Interests

  • Neuro and physical diversity in nursing education

Personal Interests

  • Spending time with my husband and dog
  • Gardening and food preservation
  • Off-roading
  • Camping and Hiking

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