Dr. Megan Hart-Fernandez


Dr. Megan Hart-Fernandez, Nurse Practitioner is board-certified as both a family practice and a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner.

Dr. Hart-Fernandez firmly believes that all patients deserve to receive high-quality healthcare from a provider who genuinely cares about their well-being. Dr. Hart-Fernandez practices patient-centered, holistic care, utilizing evidence-based medicine to provide exceptional, individualized care to patients throughout their lifespan. Dr. Hart-Fernandez provides care that is rooted deeply in honesty and integrity. She truly believes that if we all could extend the same amount of grace to ourselves that we extend to others in our lives we would not only be healthier and happier in our day-to-day lives, but we would also reduce our need for many mental & physical health medications.

Dr. Hart-Fernandez was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated with honors from Mount Mercy College with her BSN in 2005. She was a full-time registered nurse & worked as adjunct faculty at Mount Mercy University before returning to school to complete her Master of Science in Nursing, completing both the Occupational Health and Family Practice plans of study. She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree through the University of Iowa in 2012.

Dr. Hart-Fernandez has been a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner since 2011, working & volunteering simultaneously in the inpatient, outpatient, and migrant health mobile clinic settings in Iowa throughout her career. In 2019 she returned to the University of Iowa to complete her Post-Doctoral PMHNP certification.

When Megan isn't busy seeing patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, reading, homeschooling their youngest child, & beach vacations (photo on left is from a 2019 visit to the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland).


  • Post-Doctoral Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, 2020, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2012, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Master of Science, Nursing, 2011, Family Nurse Practitioner & Occupational Health Nursing , University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, 2005, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Bachillerato Certificate, Spanish Studies, 2000, Institute of Maragall, Barcelona, Spain