Sheila Deyette, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC portrait
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor, Clinical, College Of Nursing


  • A.D.N. and B.A., Nursing, Quinnipiac University
  • Associate of Science, Nursing, Quinnipiac College. Project: Nursing Instructor's Experiences of Student Nurses with Eating Disorders: A Phenomenological Study
  • BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Quinnipiac College
  • Masters of Science, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Saint Joseph's College. Project: Nursing Instructor's Experiences of Student Nurses with Eating Disorders: A Phenomenological Study
  • PMHCNS-BC, Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Mental Health Across the Lifespan, ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing and Certification
  • Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, Nursing Philosophy/Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, University of Connecticut. Project: A Phenomenological Study of Self-Love In Women's Experiences Healing From Bulimia


A native of Connecticut, Dr. Deyette moved to Salt Lake City in 2012 closing a successful private practice spanning 17 years in Ridgefield, CT. An active member in the community, Dr. Deyette treated adolescents and adults for a variety of mental health disorders and issues. Her clinical practice specialty areas include eating disorders; mood and anxiety disorders, women's issues, mid-life transitions, combat and civilian trauma, and moral injury. 

During her advanced practice career, Dr. Deyette taught undergraduate psychiatric nursing students as adjunct faculty for the University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Nursing. She was awarded a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, while completing her PhD in Nursing, and taught Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Across the Lifespan to students in UCONN's Master's Entry into Nursing Program.

In 2013, Dr. Deyette began her career with the University of Utah at the rank of Assistant Professor, Clinical. Dr. Deyette treated adolescents and adults with behavioral health disorders in the greater Salt Lake Community based out of two of the University's outpatient clinics. Psychotherapeutic modalities include psychodynamic, supportive, person-centered and trauma-informed therapies, integrating cognitive- and experientially-based treatment modalities.

In 2014, Dr. Deyette began teaching a doctoral course titled, Foundations in Psychotherapy: The Art and Science of Healing in Relationship.The course is one of the first core courses in the DNP-PMHNP program of study. 

Dr. Deyette was appointed Lead Faculty over the program's three psychotherapy-focused practicum courses in 2018. And in 2019, she was named Specialty Director of the DNP-PMHNP Program. Dr. Deyette continues to treat patients specializing in psychotherapuetic practices. 

Dr. Deyette enjoys downhill skiing, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking and road cycling. 

Career Highlights

1996 - MS in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing & Board Certified, PMHCNS-BC (ANCC)

1997- 2012 - Opened Private Practice, Ridgefield, CT. 

1999 - Awarded Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Connecticut

2001 - Ph.D in Nursing, University of Connecticut

2013 - Began academic career, University of Utah, College of Nursing, Assistant Professor, Clinical.

2018 - Faculty Lead, DNP-PMHNP Psychotherapy-focused Practicum Courses

2019 - Specialty Director, DNP-PMHNP Program

2020 - Promoted to Associate Professor, Clinical