Graduate student, Radford, Virginia
Major: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Campus Involvement: Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
Kim Hall’s passion for health care and interest in furthering her education has given her the opportunity to be among the first in the country to earn a doctor of nursing practice degree.
Hall, who earned her master’s degree from Radford, is part of Radford University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, which began in fall 2010. The program is the first of its kind in Virginia to be offered in an online, distance-learning format.
A Radford native, Hall chose to earn her degree at Radford University because of the prestigious Waldron College of Health and Human Services and the benefits of the unique DNP program. She notes that the flexibility of the programs allows her to work at her own pace and balance her course work with her current career.
That same flexibility means she also has time to spend with her family, specifically her grandmother, who inspired her to pursue a career in nursing, with an emphasis on gerontology.
“I have always been very close to my grandparents, and they taught me to love and respect the older adult population,” Hall said.