Julie Hawkins APRN, DNP is a certified Family Nurse Practioner (FNP-C), CPR. Julie has a passion for ensuring her patients’ knowledge of preventative care. She likes to empower her patients with education and guidance so that they can be informed in the decision-making process. Having worked in an ICU setting, she understands the value in treating patients aggressively with preventative care. Julie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Baylor University. She was then chosen for the exclusive clinical training internship program in Critical Care and Trauma Nurse at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. The intensive program provided her critical care experience with the Parkland burn unit, surgical ICU, cardiopulmonary ICU, medical ICU and the emergency department. She then worked as a Parkland medical ICU nurse and served as a clinical mentor for the internship program. Subsequently, she completed additional postgraduate training in the TWU Family Nurse Practitioner program in Dallas, and earned board certification as an advanced practice nurse. Julie recently finished her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at TCU in Ft. Worth, with a focus on prediabetes early identification and treatment.
Julie is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, North Texas Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Julie and her husband Seth live in Carrollton, Texas, and are expecting their first baby in July of this year. Julie believes in practicing what you preach and enjoys running and working out whenever possible. She also likes spending time with her family, hiking and backpacking, and going on mission trips with her church, Prestonwood Baptist.