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Laura Schenk

Laura Schenk

Assistant Professor Associates Degree Nursing


Laura Schenk is a Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse Educator with a clinical background in Orthopedic and Medical Surgical nursing. She is the course coordinator for Medical-Surgical Nursing II in third semester of the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Harford Community College (HCC). Before assuming this role, Professor Schenk worked as Clinical Nursing Faculty and the Academic Progression Coordinator for HCC's nursing program. She maintains clinical practice as a community outreach nurse.


  • BSN, Stevenson University, May 2010
  • MSN, Nursing Education, Stevenson University, December 2015
  • DNP, Leadership, Salisbury University– in progress

Research Interests

  • Nursing education
  • Educational technology
  • Community outreach
  • Academic progression in nursing


Schenk, L. & Powers, J. (2021). Escaping Reality: Using Virtual Escape Rooms to Challenge and Engage Students. Synchronous virtual session to be presented at AFACCT Annual Conference.

Schenk, L. (2019). Create a Culture of Lifelong Learning. Poster presentation at the Maryland Action Coalition Summit, Baltimore, MD.

Schenk, L. & Crusse, E. (2018). A Collaborative Practice Model for Academic Progression in Nursing. Poster presentation at the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Mayer, S., Schenk, L., Spinnato, A., Schmidt, L. A. (2018). Financial Aid: The Linchpin for Academic Progression Partnerships. Webinar presented for NurseTim.

Schenk, L., Crusse, E. (2018). Associate-to-Bachelor’s (ATB) Option: A Collaborative Practice Model. Poster presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International’s Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington D.C.

Schenk, L. Galvan, S., Knarr, M., & Libershal, T. (2018). Incorporating Professional Development Activities into Nursing Curriculum to Promote Socialization of Nursing Students. Podium presentation at the University of Maryland Institute for Educator’s Spring Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Schenk, L. (2017). Cecil-Harford Academic Progression in Nursing Initiative. Poster presentation at the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Annual Convention, Scottsdale, AZ.

Schenk, L. (2017). Cecil-Harford Academic Progression in Nursing Initiative: Developing Professional Nurses to Promote Lifelong Learning. Poster presentation at Maryland Nurses Association 114th Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD.

Courses Taught

  • Nursing 210: Medical-Surgical Nursing II
  • Nursing 212: Leadership in Nursing


  • Nursing