Abby Horton, InstructorInstructor

Abby Grammer Horton is a full-time clinical instructor at the Capstone College of Nursing (CCN). She earned her Bachelors of Science in Political Science in 2006 from The University of Alabama. She later graduated from CCN with her BSN in 2010 and then a MSN in Rural Case Management in 2011. She is currently enrolled in the Nurse Educator Doctoral Program at UA. Mrs. Horton currently teaches in Fundamentals of Nursing and Adult Health in the BSN Program.

Mrs. Horton began her nursing career working on a Med-Surg Unit, specializing in caring for orthopedic, neurology, urology, and plastic surgery patients. After earning her MSN, she went on to teach for 3.5 years in a community college nursing program before joining CCN as a part-time clinical instructor in the Fall of 2014. Mrs. Horton’s interests in nursing practice include health policy reform, particularly those issues concerning orthopedic care, pain management, holistic care, access to care, spirituality, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practices. She also has extensive experience teaching NCLEX preparatory classes and nursing leadership. 

Additionally, Mrs. Horton is active in the Alabama State Nurses Association at both the state and district level. She currently serves as the District II vice-president and is the immediate past president of the district. She is also the 2013 recipient of the ASNA New Member Excellence Award. Mrs. Horton is an active community volunteer and serves in many capacities including as a Meals on Wheels (Tuscaloosa) driver and Co-Chair of the Holt Elementary Adopt-A-School Partnership via Junior League of Tuscaloosa, among other service initiatives.