Amanda Laxmi Girardi

Assistant Professor

Associates Degree Nursing

About

Amanda Girardi is a full-time faculty and course coordinator for the mental health nursing course at Harford Community College. She joined the nursing department in the Fall of 2018. Amanda is passionate about engaging nursing students to address stigma related to mental illness, so that future nurses can provide nonjudgmental, client-centered care. Amanda is pursuing her Ph.D. in nursing education, with a focus on advocacy for those with mental health disorders through her scholarship and research.

Education

  • M.S in Nursing, Towson University
  • B.S in Nursing, Towson University

Research Interests

  • Mental health prevention and promotion
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Scholarly/Creative Work

Publications:

Girardi, A., & Curran, M. S. (2019). The comorbidity of chronic pain and depression. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, 17(2), 50-54.

Girardi, A., Curran, M. S., & Snyder, B. L. (2020). Healthy intimate relationships and the adult with autism. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 1-10.


Presentation:

Girardi, A., Curran, M., & Snyder, B.L (2020, October). Healthy intimate relationship education for adults with autism: Implications for the PMH nurse. Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 34th Annual Conference (Virtual).

Courses Taught

  • Mental Health Nursing (NURS110)

Programs

  • Nursing (AS)