University Pulmonary and Critical Care Nurse Practitioners
Carol D. Hawkins, MSN, NP
“Helping patients achieve a higher quality of life or wellness is very rewarding. It is amazing to see the processes of the lungs and watch patients improve over time.”
Ms. Hawkins is a graduate of George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Science In Nursing degree with distinction. She continued her education at East Tennessee State University and received the master of nursing, graduating with the highest academic average in her class. She serves on the faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and has been a professor in UT Knoxville’s School of Nursing.
Working with the UT Heart Lung Vascular Institute and Drs. Branca and Dudney, Ms. Hawkins helped develop a smoking cessation clinic. Her other professional interests include the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the East Tennessee Association of Advanced Practice Nurses.
- BSN, George Mason University 1985
- MSN, East Tennessee State University 1997
- American Nurses Credentialing Center
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- East Tennessee Association
of Advanced Practice Nurses
- Allied Health Member American College Chest Physicians