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Leslie W. Binford, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC



Leslie Binford is a clinical instructor in the pre-specialty level at VUSN.  In addition to teaching, she is also part of a faculty practice at The Refuge Center in Franklin. Ms. Binford’s experience includes work with individuals with severe and persistent mental health needs, addiction, women’s issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma.


Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • Reflective Practice in the clinical setting
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Use of art as a medium for reflection among nursing students
  • Psychiatric Care among the working uninsured


Current Clinical/Teaching Activities

  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Professional Organizations

  • National League for Nursing
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society- Iota Chapter
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society