B.A. Spanish, English, Vanderbilt University 2004
M.S.N., Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty, Vanderbilt University, 2007
DNP, Vanderbilt University 2017
Work and Education
Dr. Halli Carr has been an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) since 2007 and actively practices in Cardiovascular services. She is employed by the Heart Hospital and currently sees heart and vascular patients at Baylor Scott & White--Lake Pointe in Rowlett, TX. Her previous background is in Trauma Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care as both a nurse and APRN. Dr. Carr is also a surgical first-assist. She began her teaching career in Nashville in 2007 as a clinical instructor. She has been teaching full-time at BLHSON since 2019.
In the past, Dr. Carr has served on many Nursing School Committees. At present she serves on the Undergraduate Curriculum committee for BLHSON.
Articles and Presentations
Outside the classroom, Dr. Carr has contributed significantly to research and clinical practice surrounding organ donation. She helped develop the clinical protocol used by Southwest Transplant Alliance to manage potential organ donors throughout Texas and has presented her research around the world. She has spoken locally at hospitals and meetings, nationally at nursing conferences, and internationally as an invited speaker for Sigma Theta Tau’s International Research Congress. She has published articles on clinical practice in nursing journals and serves as content expert for the American Nurses Association.
Finally, Dr. Carr is active in her community. She lives in Garland with her rescue dog Benny. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Rowlett. She loves to cook and spend time with her mom, sisters, and nieces/nephew. She is also a member of Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Response Unit (DART) and Baptist Global Response’s deployment team. Dr. Carr has served overseas on disaster/medical and teaching teams in countries like Ecuador, Brazil, Ghana, Zambia, Greece, Cambodia, and Nepal.