Biography of Laura Karges

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Full Title: Nursing Faculty
Building: Larson Lifestyle Center
Room Number: 420
Email: laura.karges [at]
Work Phone: 2349
Departments: Division of Nursing - 402.486.2524
Job Description:
  • NURS 415 Pediatrics, theory and 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
  • Union College Foot Clinic, Co-founder 1992, provider of care 1998-present
  • 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-present.
  • 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


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
  • Fifteen year service pin, Union College, 2009
  • 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 & get dirty in the garden.


Has twins, a boy & a girl! (well, young adults now!)