College of Nursing
Crystal Hopkins received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from The University of Alabama in 2013. Dr. Hopkins holds two Masters degrees in nursing from Troy University (conferred in 2007) and The University of Alabama at Birmingham (conferred in 2017). Dr. Hopkins is dually board certified as a nurse practitioner in family practice and psychiatry/mental health. She currently works in private practice as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) at Grayson & Associates Psychiatry. Dr. Hopkins is also a part time contributing faculty in the PMHNP program at Walden University. Dr. Hopkins’ clinical experience of 16 years includes a variety of positions in various settings. Dr. Hopkins has worked in clinical settings to include: mental health, emergency department, internal medicine, family health, pediatrics, geriatrics, occupational health, adjunct instructor, course instructor & module developer. Dr. Hopkins was awarded the 2018 Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama Outstanding NP for River Region award for providing excellent healthcare as a nurse practitioner and providing mentorship and leadership to her staff and colleagues.