Dr. Gwendolyn Hooper joined the faculty at The University of Alabama in 2014 where she is presently an Associate Professor in the Capstone College of Nursing. She has been certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in advanced practice nursing and by the Credentialing Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates as an advanced practice urology nurse. Her clinical and research career have focused on raising awareness and improving the care and quality of life of men with prostate cancer and the education and treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders. In her educator role she teaches in the Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Doctor of Philosophy programs.
- PhD University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
- MSN University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
- BSN University of Arkansas for Medical Science, Little Rock, AR
John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing Scholar 2019
President Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates 2016-2018
Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Educator West Alabama. Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA) Birmingham, AL 2018
Capstone College of Nursing Board of Visitors Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award 2017
Survivorship, and social inequities and health in African American men with prostate cancer
Quality of life in women with urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders
Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
International Rural Nursing Organization
Hooper, G.L. (2019). (published) Evaluation and current treatments for urinary incontinence. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 44 (6), 21-29
Hooper, G. L. (2018). (published) Patient centered care for patients with pessaries. In Female Healthcare Across the Lifespan A. March & S. Krau (Eds.), Nursing Clinics of North America. (pp. 289-301).
Hooper, G.L. Allen, R.S., Payne-Foster, P., Oliver, J.S. (2017). (published) A qualitative study to determine barriers for prostate cancer screening in African American men. Urologic Nursing. Nov/Dec 37 (6).
Hooper, G.L. Atnip, S., O’Dell, K. (2017). (published) Optimal pessary care: A modified Delphi consensus study. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health July https://doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.12624 I
Graniero, C., & Hooper, G.L (2017). (published) Prostate cancer: An unfolding case study. Urologic Nursing. Sept/Oct 37 (5) 235-242, 250. https://doi.org/10.7257/1053-816X.2017
Hooper, G.L. & Quallich, S. A. (2016). (published) Health seeking behavior in men: A concept analysis. Urologic Nursing. Continuing Nursing Education Series 36 (4) 163-171. doi: 10.7257/1053-816X.2016.36.4.163
O’Dell, K., Atnip, S. Hooper, G.L. (2016). (published) Pessary care practices of nurse-providers in the United States. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016 Jul-Aug; 22(4): 261-6.
Hooper, G. L. & Gerber, E. (2014). (published) Measuring quality of life in men with prostate cancer. Urologic Nursing. Jul/Aug; 34 (4): 177-84.
Hooper, G.M. (2013). (published) Influence of coping styles on emotional state, illness perception, and information sources in men with prostate cancer. [Published Theses and Dissertations] University of Kentucky. http://uknowledge.uky.edu/nursing_etds/6