Debra Hall, PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Debra Hall PhD, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Debra Hall received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Kentucky with a focus on occupational stress and organizational structure, her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Kentucky with a concentration in Critical Care and Education and her Baccalaureate degree in Nursing at Marshall University.  She is the Clinical Nurse Expert for the Critical and Progressive Care Units and the Emergency Department at the Troy Bowling Campus of the VA HealthCare System in Lexington, Kentucky.  She has been certified in Adult Critical Care (Knowledge Professional) since 1988.  Her professional experience includes Critical Care Staff Development Specialist, Clinical Nurse Researcher, and Director of Nursing Practice Improvement/Research/Education and Director of Educational and Leadership Development before re-joining the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2016.  She has published in peer reviewed journals and has presented research and clinical evidence-based practice nationally.  She is the past President of the local Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.  CAPT Hall, NC, USNR, (ret.) served in the Navy Nurse Corps for 20 years and was the Officer in Charge of OHSU Great Lakes, Det Bravo, served as the Officer in Charge of a Medical Readiness Training Exercise in Suriname, South America, and was deployed to the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan as a critical care nurse. 

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PhD, University of Kentucky, 2004
MSN, University of Kentucky, 1988
BSN, Marshall University, 1985
ADN, Shawnee State Community College, 1983


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