Marika Whitaker has been nursing faculty in the Department of Nursing at Adventist University of Health Sciences since 2009. She has developed and taught in many nursing courses, but her primary courses are Adult Health I and Nursing Informatics. Marika received her ADN from Seminole Community College in 2002 and Master in Nursing and Master in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2010. Marika’s area of expertise is Emergency Room medicine. She is a board-certified emergency nurse (CEN). Marika was awarded Florida SNA Consultant of the Year in 2015. Her passion is service and is frequently working with nursing students outside of the classroom serving clients of all backgrounds.