Biography of Elysia Ockenga

Photo of Elysia Ockenga
Full Title: Nursing Faculty
Building: Health Complex
Room Number: 417
Email: elysia.ockenga [at]
Work Phone: 2358
Departments: Division of Nursing - 402.486.2524
Job Description:

Full time facutly member teaching pharmacology and mental health. 

Academic advising for students.


Academic Background

M.S.N               Master of Science in Nursing Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University

B.S.N                Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Union College

Campus & Community Involvement:

Foot Clinic

Project Impact

Parent volunteer at College View Academy


Professional Background:

I worked at St. Elizabeth Regional Center here in Lincoln, Nebraska for 9 years. During that time I received certification to administer chemotherapy medications to patients with cancer and received special training and certification to take care of patients who suffered from strokes. In addition to direct patient care I fulfilled leadership roles on the Medical/ Oncology/Stroke unit including: Chair of the Education Committee, Team Leader, and Charge Nurse. 

In 2009 I came back to Union as an adjuct instructor teaching the Physical Assessment labs. Since that time I have taught a variety of courses in the Nursing Division and have now settled into teaching Pharmacology and Mental Health. 

Personal Information:

Married to Nathan Ockenga (also a graduate of Union College)

3 Children (Adin, Abbie, and Anders)

2 Dogs (Maggie and Rocky)