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Laura Ables, PhD(c), MSN, RN

Laura Ables, PhD(c), MSN, RN

Laura Ables, PhD(c), MSN, RN,
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Nursing


Professor Ables is a full-time faculty member at Kramer School of Nursing for the RN-BSN program. She has been a nursing educator since 2017, teaching in both didactic and clinical settings for traditional undergraduate BSN students and RN-BSN students. Her passion is to assist students in pursuing their own ambitions through developing and encouraging positive mentor relationships. Her prior clinical practice includes Emergency care in both urban and rural settings. She also currently serves as a faculty representative for the KSN Student Nurse Association. Professor Ables is also an Air Force Veteran.

Education and National Certifications

  • Current: PhD in Nursing, Oklahoma City University
  • 2017: Masters of Science in Nursing Education - Oklahoma City University
  • 2015: Associates of Science in Nursing - Oklahoma City Community College
  • 2011: Bachelors of Arts in Administrative Leadership - The University of Oklahoma
  • 2010: Associates in Applied Science in Communications - Community College of the Air Force

Teaching Interest

  • Health Assessment
  • RN-BSN
  • Mentorship

Current Research/Scholarly Interest

  • Improving mentorship programs
  • Integrative Nursing
  • Engaging Registered Nurses to continue their education

Awards, Recognition, and Service

  • 2019: OCU Center of Education and Learning Educator of the Year
  • 2017: MSN Student Academic Excellence, OCU KSN
  • 2017: MSN Student Heart of Nursing, OCU KSN
  • 2017: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – OCU Chapter
  • 2017: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Contact Information

Room 305
School of Nursing East
Oklahoma City, OK 73106