Lauren Lawson, R.N., D.N.P.

Seattle University
Seattle, WA

Lauren Valk Lawson, D.N.P., R.N. is the Lead for the Community/Public Health Track of the Seattle University College of Nursing’s Graduate Program. Since 2008, Dr. Lawson and her nursing students have worked in partnership with Seattle Mennonite Church’s Community Ministry in their provision of services to people experiencing homelessness in Lake City. Dr. Lawson’s doctorate of nursing practice capstone focused on implementing a community-based participatory research project with the neighborhood to build capacity and design recuperative care services for those who were homeless. Recently, Dr. Lawson joined the Seattle University Center for Community Engagement in a collaborative effort to engage students from the College of Nursing in the Seattle University Youth Initiative and their community partners. Dr. Lawson lives in Seattle with her family.  She is a member of the Bahá’í Faith, whose principles inform her life.