- Diploma Wishard Memorial School of Nursing
- BSN Indiana University School of Nursing
- MSN with CNS in HIV/AIDS Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing, NYC
- DNP Indiana University
Before joining Marian University in 1996, Hardin worked in adult health, oncology, HIV/AIDS in Indianapolis, Indiana, Gainesville, Florida, and New York City.
- Lived experience of mothers who have lost a child
- Research interest in Narrative Pedagogy