Laura Karges

Laura Karges

Nursing Faculty

Division of Nursing
402.486.2600 x2349
Larson Lifestyle Center 420

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Job Description

  • NURS 415 Maternal Child Nursing, Pediatrics, theory instructor
  • NURS 474 Community Health, clinical instructor
  • 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

Campus & Community Involvement

  • HSRB-2007-present
  • 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
  • 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

Intensive care, pediatrics; acute care and community agencies


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 and getting dirty in the garden.

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