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Laurie Charles

Laurie Charles

Clinical Assistant Professor

College of Nursing
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, TX   77807-3260

Phone: 979-436-0155
Fax: 979-436-0098

Education and Training

MSN in Nursing Leadership and Management - Western Governors University (2015)

BSN - Western Governors University (2014)

RN Diploma - Royal Alexandra Hospitals School of Nursing  (1992)

Teaching Interests

Violence against others including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Child/elder abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Evidence collection
  • Human trafficking

Research Interests

  • Violence against others
  • Vicarious trauma to caregivers of victims of violent crimes
  • Succession planning and nursing leader teams

Select Publications

  • Charles, L. (2018). Sexual assault evidence collection techniques. In A. Mozayani & C. Parish-Fisher (Eds.), Forensic evidence management - From scene to courtroom: A practical guide for forensic laboratories and forensic institutes.
  • Charles, L. (2003). Acute care of the pediatric sexual assault patient. Topics in Emergency Medicine, 25.       
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, Bexar County Medical Society Journal (2003).

Specialty Training/Board of Certifications

Certified Health Simulation Educator (CHSE)

Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) - Pediatric from the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)

Certified SANE - Adolescent/Adult from IAFN

Certified adult/adolescent and pediatric SANE from the Texas Office of the Attorney General

National Service/Recognition

Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing, Bryan, Texas, May 12, 2017.

Awarded the Community Partner of the Year Award by Brazos Valley Sexual Assault Resource Center, as part of TAMU CON Forensic Health Care Program, April 25, 2017.

Testified before Texas Senate Finance Committee in Senate Bill 281, Authored by Sen. Howard, State Capitol, Austin, Texas, March 20, 2017.

Testified before National Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, Congressman Lloyd Doggett present, University of Texas at San Antonio campus, San Antonio, Texas, June 2, 2014.

President of Texas Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, January 9, 2014-December 31, 2014.

President of Texas Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, January 2010 – December 2012.

Awarded the Scientific Assembly Grant by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, August 2011.

Awarded the 2010 Edith Rust Medical Services Award of Excellence in March 2011 by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.

Awarded the Partners for Change Award, September 2009 by the Rape Crisis Center for Children and Families for superlative sexual assault patient care.

Awarded the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Public Service Program of the Year 2005 as manager of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa SANE Program.

Last edited by: oswald 03/28/2019

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