Frances Hawkins is a registered nurse with over 30 years experience in various aspects of nursing, inclusive of nurse administration, staff development, community and acute care nursing. Her degrees are a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dillard University School of Nursing and a Master of Nursing from the Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Nursing in New Orleans. She has certification credentials in Faith Community Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center of the American Nurses Association.
She is a ministry leader and Church Nurse at the Pure Light Baptist Church, New Orleans, and she is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Health Ministries Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Association of Professional Nurses Development, and the Dillard University Professional Organization of Nursing (DUPON). She is an experienced advocate of healthcare for the underserved population and has an extensive relationship with community services and faith-based organizations.