• Biography

    Carol Hawkins-Garcia, Assistant Professor in Licensed Vocational Nursing at Coastal Bend College (CBC), started her career in nursing education as an adjunct instructor for Basic Nursing Skills Lab, Advanced Nursing Skills Lab and Clinical Level II instruction with Coastal Bend College. She currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health, Essentials of Medication Administration, Medical Surgical Nursing I, Pharmacology, Basic Nursing Skills Lab, Advanced Nursing Skills Lab, Clinical Level I and Clinical Level II instruction at CBC.

    Hawkins-Garcia is currently pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and scheduled to graduate in December 2017.  She currently holds an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree (2016) in Nursing from San Antonio College. She is also an alumnus of Coastal Bend College, where she earned a Vocational Nursing Certificate Level I (2005).

    Hawkins-Garcia is a Registered Nurse, and a Licensed Vocational Nurse, in the State of Texas.  Her experience includes acute care setting as a bedside nurse and as a quality improvement manager.  She has also been an elementary school nurse. Hawkins-Garcia has also enjoyed employment as a Charge Nurse in an assistant living facility and Supervising Nurse in home health. Hawkins-Garcia also holds a CPR/BLS Certification and ACLS Certification.  Hawkins is also a member of the American Nurse Association (ANA) and Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators (TAVNE).

    Hawkins-Garcia enjoys travelling to visit her children, spending time with her grandsons, watching professional basketball and gardening.