Abby G. Horton, Ed.D., R.N., C.H.C., C.L.C.
Abby Grammer Horton is an assistant professor at The University of Alabama’s Capstone College of Nursing (CCN) and is a four-time graduate of The University of Alabama. Dr. Horton currently teaches in the undergraduate nursing program at CCN with more than 10 years of higher education experience. Her interests in nursing practice and research include health policy reform, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and issues concerning health and wellness, mental health, holistic care, access to care, spirituality and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practices. Dr. Horton also teaches part-time for the University Honors Program and serves as the WellBAMA wellness class educator on UA’s campus as a certified health and life coach. Additionally, Dr. Horton is active inthe Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) at both the state and district level. She is the 2013 recipient of the ASNA New Member Excellence Award and the 2018 CCN Ernestine Tucker Opening Doors Inclusion and Engagement Award. Most recently, Dr. Horton was nominated and received admittance to the 2021-2022 Alabama Leadership Initiative for the state of Alabama. Dr. Horton is also a Blackburn fellow and remains active on UA’s Campus in the wider west Alabama community with organizations such as The Junior League of Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa Meals on Wheels.
EdD, Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Nurse Education, The University of Alabama, 2021
MSN, Master of Science in Nursing in Rural Case Management, The University of Alabama, 2011
BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The University of Alabama, 2010
B.S., Bachelor of Science in Political Science, The University of
Recent Grant Awards:
Bartlett, R. (PI), Johnson, P. (Co-I), Mumba, M. (Co-I), Montgomery, M. (Co-I), Lester, B. (Co-I), Key, B. (Co-I), Cheshire, M. (Co-I), Kaylor, S. (Co-I), Townsend, H. (Co-I), Glenn, C. (Co-I), & Horton, A. (Co-I). (funded, March 2022). A Bridge to College Success for Rural Alabamians. Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE): Summer Bridge Program Grants. $91,000.
Horton, A.G. (PI), Gombachika, B. (co-I), Johnson, P. (co-I), & (Mancus, G. (co-I), (2021). Global nursing education rural vaccine project. The M.H.C.H Foundation Global Rural Nursing Virtual Collaboration Learning Grant. In progress. $5,000 (External).
Parker, J. (PI), Hobson, L. (co-I), Horton, A.G. (co-I), et al. (2020). Risk, resilience, and context: Analyzing the social adjustment and wellbeing of adolescents and families in Rural Alabama during COVID. The University of Alabama. In progress. $30,000.
Horton, A. (2019). Exploring student to student incivility in undergraduate nursing education. Epsilon Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau. $500. Complete. Principal Investigator.