Kim grew up in Natchitoches and graduated from Natchitoches Central High School and Northwestern State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and a Master of Science, Family Nursing Practitioner Track, at the University of Texas School of Nursing in Arlington. At the time of her death, she was enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and was scheduled to receive her doctorate in April 2020.
After earning her Master’s Degree, Kim had a long and distinguished career as a nurse practitioner, educator, lecturer and researcher. Kim was employed by Allergan as a Medical Science Liaison. Her field of expertise was migraines, strokes, and concussions, and throughout her career she worked with neurosurgeons and neurologists at several health care facilities including Mayo Clinic, UT Southwestern, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare and St. Joseph Healthcare System. She was a frequent guest lecturer about migraines, and she was involved in numerous research projects and had several articles and studies published. Kim advocated for patients and nurses from the bedside to the boardroom, from RNs to APRNs and beyond. As a nurse practitioner, Kim was called on several times to testify before the Texas legislature on key health issues. While living in College Station, Texas, Kim held the position of regional representative to the Texas Nurse Practitioners Association and later, President of the Brazos Valley Nurse Practitioners Association. She has been an active member of TNP and has participated on several committees with this organization. After moving to Dallas in 2016, Kim became active in the Nurse Practitioner chapter there. Kim brought a special gift to nursing and touched all those she mentored and supported in a way that will never be forgotten.
Kim is survived by her mother, Jane Kean Hall of Natchitoches; daughter, Molly Lucille Oas Hobby and husband Ryan of Dallas; sister-in-law, Julie Hatch Hall of Atlanta, Ga.; nephew, Dr. Hurst Moreland Hall III and wife Carolyn of Dallas; nieces, Callie Hall Brecek and husband Adam of Sacramento, Calif. Hannah Hall Burzumato and husband Bradley of Dulles, Va., and Suzanne Hall of Atlanta, Ga.; aunt, Roberta Haney of Palm Bay, Fla.; aunt and uncle, Wanda and Joe Hall of Toccopola, Miss.; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Beth and James Oas.
She was predeceased by her father, Dr. Hurst Moreland Hall Sr.; brother, Hurst Moreland “Landy” Hall Jr.; and grandparents, Lucille and Roy Kean, and Callie and Lewis Hall.
As successful and respected as she was in her professional life, she felt her greatest accomplishment was her beloved daughter, Molly. Kim will be remembered for her generous spirit, her huge heart and her ability to inspire others. In her quiet and unassuming way, she made a difference in countless lives, and she left the world a better place. The light that she spread will never be extinguished.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a scholarship fund established in Kim’s honor by the Texas Nurse Practitioners Foundation (TNPF), 4425 S. Mopac Expressway, Building 3, Suite 405, Austin, TX 78735 (www.texasnp.org). Note “Kim Oas Memorial” on payment.