Rebecca Thompson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Rebecca Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (1996) from the University of North Alabama, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration (1998), a Post-Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner (1999)  from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (2016) from  The University of Alabama.  She is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. During her career as a FNP she served as Clinical Director and Office administrator for a pediatric clinic where she facilitated the planning and establishment of a rural pediatric clinic in Northwest Alabama and satellite pediatric clinics in Northwest Alabama to provide healthcare services in rural areas.

Dr. Thompson is a former District president of the Alabama State Nurses Association.  She maintains her membership in the American Nurses Association, the Alabama State Nursing Association, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Alabama Alliance of Nurse Practitioner and the West Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association, and Sigma Theta Tau honor society of Nursing. She is a board member of the Northwest Alabama Cerebral Palsy center and the Alabama Cerebral Palsy State Board. She incorporated her passion of teaching and nursing throughout her career in her role as a practitioner, an administrator and a community volunteer. She joined the faculty of the Capstone College of Nursing in 2017 as a Clinical Assistant Professor for both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Dr. Thompson’s research interest includes health education and health promotion in vulnerable populations with a focus on health disparities in rural, underserved populations.