Meet our Dean of Nursing

Fran Ricker, MSN, RN

Fran Ricker has served in nursing faculty roles at Platt College since 2013, having taught courses across the curriculum. She has a broad clinical, leadership, and management background. She attended the University of New Mexico for her BSN. She has an MSN from the University of Colorado in Health Systems Leadership. She is currently a PhD student with the University of New Mexico College of Nursing working to complete her dissertation towards a PhD in nursing health policy.

She has served in many voluntary leadership roles for nursing organizations in Colorado. Her most recent professional role prior to coming to Platt College was as the Executive Director for Colorado Nurses Association for six years.  

Ms. Ricker has a broad clinical nursing background – critical care, cath lab, med/surg, home health, endoscopy, and perioperative nursing. She has served in clinical management roles as well in Colorado, managing GI/endoscopy services at North Suburban Medical Center and Rose Medical Center.

Her outside interests include political advocacy, knitting, quilting, and reading.  She is married with two grown children, one grandchild, and has a sweet rescue dog, named Dudley.