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Nursing education administrator

Laura Hawes Thigpen, American nursing education administrator. Registered Nurse, Louisiana, North Carolina. Member Louisiana Nurses Association (chairman bylaws committees 1998-1999), National League for Nursing (board directors council diploma programs 1987-1990), Louisiana League for Nursing (board directors 1997-1999), Alabama League for Nursing (committee deans, directors and chairmen), Alabama Nurses Association (secretary 1979-1981).


Thigpen, Laura Hawes was born on July 3, 1938 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of James Jackson and Ethelyn (Green) Hawes.


Diploma, Baptist Hospital School Nursing, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1959. Bachelor of science in nursing, University North Carolina, 1963. MSN, University North Carolina, 1972.

Postgraduate, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1981.


Instructor in nursing, Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, North Carolina, 1966;assistant director AD program, instructor, Mobile College, 1978-1981;staff Registered Nurse medical-surgical nursing, Mobile (Alabama) Infirmary, 1980-1981;director school nursing, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, since 1981. Member Council Adminstrs. Nursing Education Programs, Louisiana, since 1983.

Vice chair regional task force to develop statewide plan for nursing education, 1984-1987. Member commission on liaison with nurses and nurse representatives Louisiana State Medical Society, since 1984.


  • Registered Nurse, Louisiana, North Carolina.


Member Louisiana State Nurses Association (1st vice president Baton Rouge district, commission on education), National League for Nursing (board directors county diploma programs 1987-1990), Alabama League for Nursing (committee deans, directors and chairpersons professional schools nursing, secretary 1979-810, American Red Cross (nursing and health committee Louisiana capital area chapter).


Married Manly Thigpen, May 21, 1977. 1 child, Vickie Thigpen Fjeld.

James Jackson Hawes

Ethelyn (Green) Hawes

Manly Thigpen

Vickie Thigpen Fjeld Thigpen