faculty profile

Virginia Gardner   MSN, PMHNP-BC



Virginia Gardner is certified as an adult psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner with prescriptive privileges. Virginia is also certified as a qualified cognitive therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.  She currently works in a private psychiatry practice, specializing in the treatment of mood disorders. Virginia graduated Cum Laude from Duke University in 2001 with a psychology major. She went on to receive her Masters of Science in Nursing from the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty program at Vanderbilt School of Nursing in 2005.

Meet Virginia Gardner [Video]


  • MSN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
  • BA, Duke University


  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy, Diplomate

Academic Interests

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neuroscience

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau