Karen Hardin, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CNE
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Assistant Professor

(317) 955-6163
Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, Room 364

Karen Hardin


  • 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
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