Clawson is a Northwestern State alumna, earning an associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing. She received a Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Louisiana State University.
Clawson has been a member of Northwestern State’s nursing faculty since 2000. She has served as an associate professor of undergraduate and graduate nursing, coordinator of the women’s health nurse practitioner program and director of graduate studies and research in nursing.
As a member of the faculty, Clawson has contributed to professional journals and written for area publications on women’s health.
She has made numerous presentations to professional groups and been part of teams conducting published research. Clawson has obtained more than $425,000 in grants to assist the College of Nursing and Allied Health.
Clawson was a fulltime nurse for 10 years at Minden Medical Center, Willis-Knighton Medical Center and Christus Schumpert Health System.
She donates her time to work as a women’s health nurse practitioner for local non-profit agencies.