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

Clinical Assistant Professor
Concentration Lead, Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration
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

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TEACHING:

I have been teaching in the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program since 2015 and have been the concentration coordinator for the program since 2017. I teach several of the courses in the PMHNP program and also provide guest lectures on psychiatric mental health content for several other master’s courses. I am experienced with both face-to-face and online instruction and also develop and facilitate simulations for the PMHNP students. I utilize a variety of active learning strategies in my teaching.

I maintain a practice as a PMHNP in two integrated primary care clinics. I participate in the VCU Psychiatry Grand Rounds planning committee and the VCU SON Graduate Program Practice Committee. I’m a board member at large for the American Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (APNA) Virginia chapter and a member of the APNA Education Council.

SERVICE:

I maintain my practice as a PMHNP in two settings. 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.

EDUCATION:

  • BA, UVA, Religious studies, minor in philosophy
  • BS, VCU, Nursing
  • MSN, UVA, PMHCNS
  • Post-MSN certificate, UVA, PMHNP
  • EdD Student, VCU, anticipated graduation May 2024

AWARDS/HONORS:

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Hardy, L.T. & Gregory, A. (In press). Anxiety in primary care. American Journal of Nursing 
  • Hardy, L.T. & Reichenbacker, O.L. (2019). A practical guide to the use of psychotropic medications during pregnancy and lactation. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 33, 254-266. [I, R]
  • 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.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

  • Hardy, L. & McCarthy, B. (2021). Pharmacologic treatment of bipolar depression: Moving beyond the standard paradigm (pre-conference workshop). American Psychiatric Nurses & Association annual conference, October 2021 (virtual). 
  • Hardy, L. & Gregory, A. (2021). Depression: Safe prescribing principles (invited presentation). Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners pharmacology conference, September 2021. 
  • Hardy, L. (2020). No more fear: How to select medications for use during pregnancy and lactation (pre-conference workshop). American Psychiatric Nurses & Association annual conference, October 2020 (virtual).
  • Gregory, A. & Hardy, L. (2020). Treating anxiety disorders in primary care. Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners annual conference (selected for plenary session), March 2020.
  • Hardy, L. & Williams, K.P.  (2019).  When less is more: Deprescribing in PMHNP practice. American Psychiatric Nurses & Association annual conference, October 2019, New Orleans, LA.
  • Williams, K.P. & Hardy, L.  (2019).  Beyond the Powerpoint: Active learning strategies in nursing education.  American Psychiatric Nurses' Association annual conference, October 2019, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hardy, L. & Reichenbacker, O. Psychotropics during pregnancy and lactation.  Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners annual conference, March 2019, Roanoke, VA.
  • Hardy, L. & Gregory, A. Using psychotropics in primary care.  Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners annual conference, March 2019, Roanoke, VA.
  • Hardy, L. & Reichenbacker, O. Psychotropics during pregnancy and lactation.  International Society for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses annual conference, April 2018, Tempe, AZ.
  • 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.

 

 

 

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