Abby Grammer Horton, a native of Tuscaloosa, is currently enrolled in the Nurse Educator Doctoral Program offered by the College of Education and the Capstone College of Nursing at The University of Alabama. Abby also serves as a full-time clinical instructor at the Capstone College of Nursing (CCN). She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science in 2006 from The University of Alabama. She later graduated from the CCN with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2010 and then went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Rural Case Management in 2011.
Abby began her nursing career in a local, regional hospital, working on a Med-Surg Unit, specializing in caring for orthopedic, neurology, urology, and plastic surgery patients. After earning her MSN, she went on to teach for 3.5 years in a community college nursing program before joining CCN as a part-time clinical instructor in the fall of 2014. Abby joined CCN full-time in January of 2016. Additionally, Abby has taught for the University Honors program since 2011 and she continues to teach a seminar course on existing “Healthcare Issues and Trends.” Her interests in nursing practice include health policy reform, particularly those issues concerning orthopedic care, pain management, holistic care, access to care, spirituality, wellness, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practices. She also has extensive experience teaching National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) preparatory classes and nursing leadership courses. Abby currently teaches first and second semester courses in The Capstone College of Nursing’s BSN Program.
Aside from her teaching and scholarship, Abby is active in the Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) at both the state and district level. She currently serves as the District II vice-president and is the immediate past president of the district. She is also the 2013 recipient of the ASNA New Member Excellence Award. Abby is a member of other professional nursing organizations including the National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Alliance of Nurses for Health Environments, where she serves as the Alabama State Communications Coordinator. Abby is an active community volunteer and serves in many capacities including as a volunteer or member of the following organizations: Tuscaloosa Meals on Wheels, March of Dimes, Junior Achievement, and Junior League of Tuscaloosa.
Abby is enjoying her time at the Capstone as both a graduate student and clinical faculty. Roll Tide!
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.