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Carrie Ann Hall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nursing

BSN Program Director


The role of the nurse faculty is to facilitate a rich learning environment that assists future nurses in the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to care for individuals, family, and communities. My teaching philosophy is guided by Benner’s (1984) Novice to Expert Theory and the Transformative Learning Theory (Mezirow, 1999). The combination of these theories recognize the importance of skill mastery combined with the ability to appreciate world beliefs beyond one’s personal experiences.

-Carrie Ann Hall

Blanton Nursing


Carrie Ann brings to FSC over 20 years of nursing experience and over 10 years of teaching experience. She has practiced as an RN in the critical care setting and as a family nurse practitioner in the primary care setting. Carrie Ann’s research focus is in health promotion behaviors to improve symptom management in chronic health conditions.


  • PhD(c) University of Cincinnati, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science, 2015
  • MSN, Wright State University, Master of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner, 2005 
  • BSN, Wright State University, Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (cum laude), 1995


Personally, CarrieAnn loves the outdoors, spending time with her family, and reading a good book.


Outstanding Classroom Instructor (BEACON), Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2014

Undergraduate Classroom Teaching Excellence Award Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2010

Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE), Dayton, OH, 2010

Undergraduate Classroom Teaching Excellence Award, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2009

Outstanding Service as Honors Project Advisor, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2009

Undergraduate Clinical Teaching Excellence Award, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2009


Lifestyle and behavioral interventions to reduce symptom burden in geriatric oncology patients - A significant early focus of my research was to evaluate the relationship of cognitive function and physical and cognitive activities. Based on these findings, I plan to build a program of study to identify and validate interventions individualized for older cancer survivors.

Hall, C.A., Richmond, M., & Hall, G.R. (2015). Disseminating Research results to Participants: Now May be the Time to Consider a Web Based Approach. Nursing Informatics Today, 2. 16-17.

Hall, C.A. & Tofthagen, C. (in revision). The Relationship between physical activity and perceived cognition in breast cancer survivors. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Hall, C.A. & Tofthagen, C. (in development) Life-long cognitive engagement and perceived cognition in breast cancer survivors. Aging and Mental Health.