Karen Hardin, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE
Director Workforce Development
Coordinator of Faith Community Nursing Program
Assistant Professor

Karen HardinEducation

  • 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

Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
Read Chrislyn's story

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