Jill Hobbs

Clinical Assistant Professor


  • EdD, Educational Doctorate for Nursing Educators, The University of Alabama, 2018
  • FNP-BC, Post Master’s Family Nursing Practitioner Program, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008
  • MSN, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005
  • BS, Nursing, The University of Alabama, 2001


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 2008 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. She maintains her clinical practice by volunteering at the Good Samaritan Clinic, serving those who are uninsured. Her areas of teaching responsibility include undergraduate and graduate level courses. She has experience teaching in Fundamentals, Pharmacology, Community Health, 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 providing health care for underserved and minority populations in rural areas.
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.

Honors and Awards

  • UAB Clinical Excellence in Nursing, 2004
  • UAB Clinical Nurse II, 2004

Areas of Interest

  • Nursing Education & Professional Development
  • Rural Health
  • Simulation
  • Clinical Practice

Scholarly Highlights

  • Research Grant: Capstone Rural Health Mobile. Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program. Heath Resources and Services Administration.
  • Research Grant: Confidence in counseling: Exploring virtual simulation in sexual health care delivery.
  • Publication: Learning and Transfer Effects of an Unfolding Case Study in an Adult Health Nursing Course. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Presentation: Teaching Skills to Fundamental Nursing Students. University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing Scholarship Showcase.