Gwen Hooper, PhD, RN, FNP, APRN-BC
Gwendolyn Hooper is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing where she teaches in the graduate program. She received her BSN from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and her MSN and PhD from the University of Kentucky. With more than 30 years of experience as an advanced practice nurse, Dr. Hooper holds national credentials as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and an Advanced Practice Urology Nurse.
Dr. Hooper has worked in a variety of settings including medical-surgical, emergency medicine, surgery, and preoperative and postoperative care. She has extensive experience in urology and the management of urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, and non-surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse.
Dr. Hooper’s research interests are nursing education, lifestyle, aging and health, prostate cancer and men’s health, urologic conditions and diseases, health care disparities and chronic illness.
In addition to her faculty responsibilities Dr. Hooper serves on the board of the Society of Urology Nurses and Associates (SUNA). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the National League of Nursing.