Dr. Linda K. Hardy

Faculty/Staff profile

Associate Professor, Nursing Program Director
Phone: 
(402) 465-2416
Office: 
Burt Hall 313
Office hours: 

Varies. Please call for appointment.

Background: 

R.N. with experience in Labor & Delivery, ED, LTC, Management, Community, & School Nursing
Childbirth Education since 1977; American Red Cross CPR/AED instructor; American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Education: 

1976-Diploma-Bryan School of Nursing-Valedictorian
2001-BSN-Nebraska Wesleyan University
2003-MSN-Nebraska Wesleyan University
2011-PhD in Nursing Education-University of Northern Colorado

Teaching philosophy: 

Learner-centered utilizing the principles of adult education.

Goals for NWU Nursing Program
1. Maintain the rigor and quality of the BSN and MSN nursing programs at all sites.
2. Explore opportunities to expand via new programs and/or new educational sites.

Courses taught: 

NURS 201/501-Professional Communication in Nursing
NURS 204-Global Women's Health
NURS 231-Nursing Theories
NURS 236-Introduction to Nursing Research & Evidence-based Practice
NURS 250-Population Based Nursing Practice
NURS 296-Special Projects
NURS 510-Transcultural Nursing
NURS 515-Concepts & Theories
NURS 599-Major Projects

Research and academic interests: 

ACADEMIC: Taught Master's level Nursing Theories course at the University of Medicine & Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam March 5-17, 2012 in cooperation with Friendship Bridge Nurses Group. See blog at www.hardysnursesnotes.blogspot.com
Podium presentation at Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Breckenridge, CO-July 21, 2012: Cultural Competence & Racist Attitudes of Direct Patient Care RNs in a Midwestern State.
Podium presentation scheduled at the Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Orlando, FL-October 19, 2012-Cultural Competence & Racist Attitudes of Direct Patient Care RNs in a Midwestern State.
RESEARCH:
Subtle Cues as Triggers for Nursing Intuition
Development of the Online Learning Experience
Pregnancy and Birth Practices of Vietnamese Women in a Midwestern City
Dissertation Research Project: Cultural Competence and Racist Attitudes of Direct Patient Care RNs in a Midwestern State
PUBLICATIONS:
Hardy, L. (2003, September). Informed consent: adolescent minors, surrogate decision-making, and the school nurse. School Nurse News, 20, 28-31.
Hardy, L. (2004, March). Asthma screening: A Research utilization project. School Nurse News, 21, 24-27.
Hardy, L. (2007). Exploration of the concept of Race and implications for health disparities research. Journal of Theory Construction and Testing, 11(2), 46-49.

Service interests: 

NWU: VP of UC CAPC May 2012-Present

Personal: Teach American Red Cross Swimming Lessons

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards: 

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) by National League for Nursing-April 23, 2009
Certified Transcultural Nurse-Advanced (CTN-A) by The Transcultural Nursing Society-July 23, 2009
Recipient of the District III-Nebraska Nurses Association Graduate Scholarship-2009
Recipient of 2003 Professional Development Award, Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae
Recipient of the STT Nu Rho Scholarship-2006
Recipient of the STT Nu Rho Research Grant-2011
Member Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, 2001-present
First Counselor and Board Member, Nu Rho-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, June, 2005 to
June, 2009; President-Elect-June, 2009 to June, 2011; President-July 1, 2011-Present.
Member American and Nebraska Nurses Association (NNA)-Served as Delegate at the State NNA convention: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Member Midwest Nursing Research Society
Member Transcultural Nursing Society
Member Golden Key International Honor Society-November 2008
Past member Nebraska and National School Nurse Association