Jennifer Jackson Hawkins, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Family Medicine, Primary Care
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM 8:15 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Family Medicine at Airport Rd.
107 Airport Road
Kinston, NC 28501
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(252) 527-5697

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Advanced Practice Provider
Gender: Female

About Jennifer Jackson Hawkins, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

I have always felt that my purpose in life is to help others. I know how challenging life can be and the toll it can take on your physical and mental health. My family faced ongoing poverty and frequent health problems when I was growing up here in Eastern North Carolina. I feel great compassion for people and so wanted a career that focused on caring for others. That, combined with my fascination with science and the incredible human body, ma...
I have always felt that my purpose in life is to help others. I know how challenging life can be and the toll it can take on your physical and mental health. My family faced ongoing poverty and frequent health problems when I was growing up here in Eastern North Carolina. I feel great compassion for people and so wanted a career that focused on caring for others. That, combined with my fascination with science and the incredible human body, made nursing and becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner a fitting path for me. As simple as it sounds, I believe in treating others the way I would want to be treated and the way I would want my loved ones treated. That means that I aim to make my patients feel heard and cared about, that I am thorough and provide evidence-based treatment in a plan that will work for them, and that I respect my patients as my partners in managing their health. Primary care has my heart, and I enjoy working with patients of all ages. Prevention at all levels, including aiming to prevent health problems from developing but also managing chronic health conditions so that negative outcomes can be prevented or lessened, is important to me. I also have a special interest in behavioral health, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)/trauma and the increased risk for long-term health effects. I am married and have three kids. We have a mini-farm with goats, chickens, ducks and two spoiled dogs. Outside of work, I enjoy time with my family and being outdoors. I also love a spontaneous road-trip with my good music playing. The beach beckons to me often, and Outer Banks sunsets are my favorite.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Health Lenoir
  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English

Bachelor of Science

  • East Carolina University, 2008 - 2010
  • Area: Nursing
  • Honors: Magna Cum Laude, North Carolina Nurse Scholar, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Doctorate

  • East Carolina University, 2017 - 2020
  • Area: Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
  • Honors: Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society

Associate Degree

  • Craven Community College, 2005 - 2008
  • Area: Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing Pre-Major, Science
  • Honors: EC Scholar

Certifications

  • Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, 2020
Behavioral health, adverse childhood experiencesCr+Lf(ACEs)/trauma and long-term health effects
Primary care, preventive care, managing chronic health conditions, behavioral health, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)/trauma and the increased risk for long-term health effects

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
* Coverage for certain behavioral health, Medicare and commercial plans as well as TriCare varies across UNC Health entities. Please call prior to your visit to determine coverage.
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