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Lyons Hardy, M.S., RN, P-MHNP

Clinical Instructor
Department of Adult Health and Nursing Systems

1100 East Leigh Street, Room 3001D
Box 980567
Richmond, VA 23298-0567

Phone: (804) 828-0728
Email: hardyl@vcu.edu

*Academic office information.  Do not use contact information for patient-related matters.*



I teach in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program and serve as the concentration coordinator for the program.  I am interested in using simulation and implementing active learning techniques to enhance PMHNP education.


I maintain my practice as a PMHNP in two settings.  I am a facilitator for the VCU Building Inclusive Communities program.  I participate in the VCU Psychiatry Grand Rounds planning committee and am the chair of the VCU School of Nursing Master's Curriculum Committee.  I am a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.  I am a member at large for the steering committee of the APNA Virginia chapter.  I was previously a member of the VCU IRB for ten years.


  • BA, UVA, Religious studies, minor in philosophy
  • BS, VCU, Nursing
  • Post-MSN certificate, UVA, PMHNP


  •      Outstanding service award as a NP preceptor, VCU, 2016.


  •      Outstanding master's student publication award, UVA, 2008.


  • Boling, P.A., Hardy, L.T., & Crouse, E.L. (2016).  Adult psychiatric care in the home.  In J.L. Hayashi & B.A. Leff (Eds.) Geriatric Home-Based Medical Care: Principles and Practice (125-149).  New York: Springer.
  • Schofield, D.W., Al-Mateen, C.S., Hardy, L.T., Yu, Z.J., & Pumariega, A.  (2013).  Management of a mental health crisis in an international high school exchange student.  Adolescent Psychiatry, 3, 52-60.
  • Hardy, L.T.  (2009).  Encopresis: A guide for psychiatric nurses.  Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 23,351-358.
  • Delaney, K.R. & Hardy, L.T.  (2008).  Challenges faced by inpatient child/adolescent psychiatric nurses.  Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 46.
  • Hardy, L.T. (2007).  Attachment theory and Reactive Attachment Disorder: Theoretical perspectives and treatment implications.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 20, 27-39.


  • Hardy, L. & Kogut, C. Interprofessional collaboration on the psychiatric treatment team. VCU Psychiatry Grand Rounds, January 2018, Richmond, VA.
  • Hardy, L.  Perinatal mental health: A practical perspective on medication treatment.  International Society for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses annual conference, March 2017, Baltimore, MD.
  • Hardy, L. & Woolfolk, L.  Treating trauma related symptoms with medication.  The Heart is a Muscle Conference, Action Alliance Training Institute, May 2016, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Hardy, L.  Transference and countertransference: From Freud to 2010.  APNA annual conference, October 2010, Louisille, KY.





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