Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Jill R. Hobbs received her BSN from the University of Alabama in 2001. She received her MSN and completed an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005. She completed a post-master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program in 2007 and received her EdD for Nurse Educators from the University of Alabama in 2018. She is ANCC certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and a Family Nurse Practitioner. She also has an Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certification through the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.
Dr. Hobbs clinical experience includes medical/surgical, hematology/oncology, acute care, critical care, and urgent care medicine. She joined the faculty of the Capstone College of Nursing in 2017 as a part-time clinical instructor, and in 2020, joined the faculty full-time. She maintains her clinical practice as a nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama Student Health Center and Pharmacy. Her areas of teaching responsibility include undergraduate and graduate level courses. She has experience teaching in Fundamentals, Adult Health, Advanced Health Assessment, and Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses.
Dr. Hobbs research interest include educational strategies to support the best practices in teaching and learning. She is also interested in prevention of sexually transmitted infections in the college age population.
Dr. Hobbs is involved in several professional organizations. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association and Alabama State Nurses, Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama, National League for Nursing, University of Alabama National Alumni Association, and the Oncology Nursing Society.
Dr. Hobbs was awarded the UAB Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award in 2004 while working as a staff nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at UAB. The Clinical Excellence in Nursing Award is the highest honor available for nursing staff within the UAB Health System.
Dr. Hobbs resides in Northport, Alabama with her husband, Greg, and two children, Emma Grace and Jackson.