Laura Yoder

Laura Yoder

Office Phone: (540) 432-4195


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 328

Office Hours: By appointment

Laura Yoder in the news:

EMU Nursing Prof Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Assistant Professor

Nursing Dept

“My mission at EMU is to provide a holistic learning environment for student nurses to acquire and apply the essentials of nursing knowledge, skill, and clinical reasoning, and to support students as they develop a philosophy of nursing grounded in Christian faith.”

Laura has clinical experience in medical-surgical nursing, progressive care/ telemetry nursing, advanced nursing care (Primary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner), and nursing research. She is a BSN graduate of Goshen College, holds a MS degree in nursing from the University of South Florida, and a PhD in nursing from the University of Virginia. Her research centers around understanding adolescent health behavior and the multilevel contextual influences relating to the development of healthy lifestyles. She enjoys spending time with her son, daughter, husband, and family, and hobbies include singing, ballroom dancing, road cycling, and reading. She is a board member for the Pi Mu At Large chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society and for Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship. Laura is an active member of Park View Mennonite Church.

  • MS, Adult Nurse Practitioner Major, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2002
  • BSN, Goshen College, Goshen, IN, 1997
  • Beginning a PhD in nursing at the University of Virginia, Fall 2011
Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
  • Laboratory Results: Pieces of the Diagnostic Puzzle. Co-presented with colleague Catherine Rittenhouse at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Dec. 21, 2010.
Church, Community and Professional Service
  • Chair of Induction Program Planning Committee, Pi Mu At large Chapter of STTI (2010-2011)
  • Yalla Sunday School Class facilitator, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA (2010-current)
Honors, Awards and Grants

Excellence in Nursing Instruction Award from VNSA (Virginia Nursing Students Association), received Feb. 5th, 2011

Certifications and Licenses
  • Registered Nurse, Virginia
  • AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers certification
Professional Memberships
  • American Nurses Association
  • Virginia Nurses Association
  • Pi Mu At Large Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Professional Conferences Attended
  • April, 2011 – Winchester Medical Cardiovascular Conference
  • March, 2011 – Conversations on Attachment Conference, EMU
  • April, 2010 – Pi Mu Professional Development Day for Nurses, Harrisonburg, VA
  • Oct., 2009 – 40th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honors Society, Indianapolis, IN
  • March, 2009 – Genetics and Genomic Nursing Competencies, University of Virginia School of Nursing
  • March, 2009 – Nurses’ Professional Development Day, “Clinical Nurse Scholar at the Bedside”, James Madison University
EMU Service
  • Member of Search Committee for Associate Campus Pastor, Spring/Summer 2010
  • Member of EMU Writing Committee, 2009-2011
  • Basic First Aid presented August 25, 2010, for the EMU Community Assistants
  • Assisted with orientation of new nursing faculty, 2010-2011
  • Chair of Simulation Committee in the nursing department, 2010-2011