Lee  Hardin
Assistant Professor
Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
1558 CHS Building 1

Lee Hardin is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and has worked as a registered nurse for the past 20 years.  She is a Samford alumnus who has clinical and administrative experience in adult and neonatal critical-care, orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, and medical-surgical nursing.  Her professional interests include nursing leadership, organizational management, and healthcare quality.  Her love of teaching formally began in 2011 when she began an adjunct instructor for a small university in West Virginia.  In this role, she was an instructor for associate, bachelors, and master's level business, health care administration, and nursing courses.  Her favorite scripture is Hebrews 4:16, "Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need".

Degrees and Certifications

  • DNP, Nursing Administration, Samford University
  • MBA, International Business, Salem International University
  • MSN, Nursing and Health Systems Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BSN, Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Post Master’s Certificate: Nursing Education, Samford University
  • Nurse Executive – Board Certified, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Certified Online Instructor, Quality Matters
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) - National League for Nursing

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Achievement Award, Samford University, 2017
  • Outstanding Nursing and Health Systems Administration Graduate Student in Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2004
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing
  • Sigma Alpha Pi, National Honor Society for Business Administration


  • Birmingham Regional Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Alabama State Nurses Association
  • National League for Nursing