Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Jill R. Hobbs received her BSN from the University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing 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 is a Certified Nurse Educator through the National League for Nursing.
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 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She maintains her clinical practice at NorthRiver Wellness and Weight Loss, caring for patients aged 18-years and up who desire improved health, weight loss, and well-being. She also volunteers as a CRNP at the Good Samaritan Clinic, serving those who are uninsured. Her areas of teaching responsibility include graduate level courses. She has experience teaching in Fundamentals, Adult Health, Pharmacology, Community Health, Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pharmacology, and Family Nurse Practitioner Courses.
Dr. Hobbs research interest include educational strategies to support the best practices in teaching and learning. She is also interested in providing health care for underserved and minority populations as well as health promotion and wellness.
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, and University of Alabama National Alumni Association.
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. She was also awarded the Capstone College of Nursing Board of Visitors Rising Star Award in 2023. This award is given in recognition of exemplary faculty members who have taught for less than 5 years who contribute to UA’s mission of teaching, research, and service, and who have performed in an exemplary manner above and beyond their normal duties to further the mission of The University of Alabama.
Dr. Hobbs resides in Northport, Alabama with her husband, Greg, and two children, Emma Grace and Jackson.