Sara L. Hubbell, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
MSN-FNP Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor

Sara HubbellDr. Sara Hubbell joined the SON faculty in 2019 after teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill SON for nine years. Sara has been a FNP for more than 16 years in a variety of settings including retail health, family practice, and urgent care. Hubbell has a passion for unique practice settings that meet patients where they are, having most recently worked on a mobile clinic serving uninsured patients at two crisis centers. 

Recognizing the need for mental health services, Hubbell completed the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at East Carolina University. She has earned her DNP from Duke University, her MSN from UNC Chapel Hill with a Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration and her BSN from UNC Chapel Hill. Her DNP and MSN work focused on spiritual care and how nurses/nurse practitioners incorporate spiritual care into their practice. Hubbell's teaching responsibilities have included a variety of courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs. She currently serves as the MSN FNP Program Coordinator and the DNP FNP Concentration Lead.  


  • 2019, Post-Grad Certificate, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, ECU 
  • 2016, DNP, Duke University 
  • 2004, MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, UNC Chapel Hill 
  • 2000, BSN, Nursing, UNC Chapel Hill 

Research Interests: 

  • Resiliency 
  • Spiritual Care 
  • Secondary/Vicarious Trauma 
  • Compassion Fatigue 
  • Underserved Populations 
  • Legislative Advocacy 

Community Engagement: 

  • Sigma Theta Tau 
  • North Carolina Nurses Association 
  • American Nurses Association 
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioner 
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty 
  • First United Methodist Church Cary 

View Sara Hubbell's Curriculum Vitae