Laura Hawkins, MS, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, NCC


Nursing Diploma, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing

BSN, St. Joseph’s College

MS, Purdue University, Mental Health Counseling

MSN, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Child-Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist

Post-Masters Certificate, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Lifespan


Laura has experience as a staff nurse on a medical-surgical unit and as a hospice nurse. She also has experience teaching psychiatric clinical nursing and health communications. Over the past several years, Laura has developed a private practice incorporating both psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management for children and adults. She has received additional training in attachment/bonding, in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, a trauma focused psychotherapy approach), and Immanuel Approach (a trauma focused approach for those who wish to incorporate a faith based approach to psychotherapy).

She is passionate about encouraging and passing on psychiatric nursing skills to the next generation of nurses.

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Area(s) of Specialization

  • Psychiatric/Mental health, with particular interest in trauma recovery and assisting families in caring for challenging or special needs children.


Laura Hawkins
Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone: 765-496-6413
Office: HAMP 2215-G-2

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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