Laura Karges

Associate Professor

Division of Nursing

Job Description:

NURS 415 Maternal Child Nursing
NURS 495 Transition to Professional Practice

Academic Background:

AA/ADN-Mineral Area College, Flat River, Missouri
BSN-Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri
MSN-Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
Student, Bryan College of Health Sciences EdD Program, Lincoln NE

Campus & Community Involvement:

Admission and Academic Evaluation Committee, Chair, Nursing Division, 2017-present
Union College Foot Clinic, Co-founder 1992, provider of care 1998-2017
Nursing Division Faculty Association Committee, 1998-present
Faculty Sponsor/RN, Global Health Nursing Mission Trip, Nicaragua, March 2015, March 2005, and Honduras, March 2019
Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Rho Chapter, Member, Vice President, 2001-2006, 2014-2018.
Parent Chaperone, Lincoln Southeast High School, Choral/Theater Department Trip, New York City, 2013
Parent Chaperone, Lincoln Southeast High School Marching Band, Orange Bowl Trip, Florida, 2012
Parent Chaperone, Lincoln Southeast High School Marching Band, Holiday Bowl Trip, San Diego, 2010
Faculty Sponsor/RN, Haiti Mission Trip, Spring Break, 2010
First Aid Provider, Nebraska Bandmasters, Lincoln, 2009
Backstage Parent, Community Playhouse, Lincoln, 2009

Professional Background:

Pediatrics; acute care and community agencies, Intensive Care


Reviewer, F.A. Davis Company, Chapter 4, Rudd, Pediatric Nursing 2nd Edition, February 2017
Contributor, Service Learning Moves Nursing to the Frontiers of Community, The Journal of Adventist Education, April/May 2009


Presenter, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Union College, Nursing Club, 2013
Colloquium, Extending Your Life panel participant, 2008
Colloquium, The Courage to Teach book discussion leader, 2007
Bright Lights Medical Explorers Camp, co-presenter, Nebraska Health Care Recruiters, 2006
Service Learning in Nursing Education, co-presenter, Sigma Theta Tau International, Nu Rho Chapter, 2004


Twenty year service pin, Union College, 2017
Fifteen year service pin, Union College, 2007
Mission ministry team, Mid-America Union Conference, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2006
Local Hero Award, Lance Armstrong Tour of Hope, USPS, 2004
Sigma Theta Tau, initiated April 1993

Personal Information:

Loves to read with a cat on her lap & a cup of tea. Also like to get dirty in the garden!!
Has twins, a boy & a girl! (well, young adults now!)

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