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Emily Riske

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Simulation Lab
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Emily Riske received her MSN Ed from Baker College in May of 2018. She has been teaching at Spring Arbor University since January of 2018, when she began working as a clinical instructor for the Baccalaureate Pre-Licensure Nursing track in SAU’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Upon completion of her MSN Ed, Emily joined SAU’s full-time nursing faculty. As Assistant Professor of Nursing, Emily manages the Simulation Center, coordinates clinical placements and teaches a variety of nursing courses.

Before coming to SAU, Emily spent 15 years working as a staff nurse in OB and pediatrics. For five of those years, she also taught clinicals at a local community college.

Emily grew up on the east side of the state and relocated to the west side in 2000. She now lives in the Battle Creek area with her two children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and watching her children compete in horseback riding and competitive shooting.

”I do my best to start each day on a positive note and keep Christ at the forefront of my decision-making process — both personally and professionally. Making connections with each of my students is an important piece of teaching.”


  • DNP: (Doctor of Nursing Practice) Spring Arbor University, 2022