Donna Sabella, MEd, MSN, PhD, PMHNP-BC

Professor, Track Coordinator PMHNP
Nursing Faculty


Dr. Sabella, M.Ed., MSN, PhD, PMHNP-BC, is a psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner and is the PMHNP Track Coordinator at PA College of Health Sciences. She is the founder and contributing editor for the American Journal of Nursing’s Mental Health Matters column, and co-founder and associate editor for the Journal of Human Trafficking.

A former Program Director and a founding member of Dawn’s Place, a residential recovery program for trafficked and prostituted women in Philadelphia, she is also the former Seedworks Endowed Associate Professor of Nursing and Social Justice at UMass Amherst’s College of Nursing.

Aside from her expertise in mental health she is nationally recognized as an expert in human trafficking and has numerous presentations and publications related to mental health and human trafficking. She has decades of teaching experience at various universities and colleges including West Chester University, Ursinus College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University where she served as the Director of Global Studies in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

In addition, she has experience working in crisis intervention, substance abuse, domestic violence, and forensic nursing and has provided direct services to vulnerable populations. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), and the American Correctional Association (ACA).


  • NUR-644 App of Integrated Care Concept
  • NUR-650 Neurosci Mental Hlth Disorders
  • NUR-651 Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • NUR-700 Epidemiology & Population Hlth
  • NUR-730 Psych/Mental Health Np I
  • NUR-731 Psych/Mental Health NP Prac I
  • NUR-732 Psych/Mental Health Np II
  • NUR-733 Psych/Mental Health Np Prac II
  • NUR-734 Psych/Mental Health Np III
  • NUR-735 Psych/Mental Health Np Pra III

Contact Information

850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 US

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