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


  • A.D.N and B.A., Nursing, Quinnipiac University
  • M.S., PMHCNS-BC , Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Saint Joseph's College. Project: Nursing Instructors Experiences of Student Nurses with Eating Disorders
  • PhD , Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health , University of Connecticut. Project: A Phenomenological Study of Self-love in Women's Experiences Healing from Bulimia


Dr. Deyette joined the University of Utah and College of Nursing in 2013. Born and raised in Connecticut, Sheila completed her ADN and BA at Quinnipiac University. Her career as a psychiatric nurse began shortly after graduating nursing school in 1986 taking a staff nurse position on an inpatient psychiatric unit for children and adolescents. In pursuit of an advanced practice psychiatric nursing role, Sheila earned a MSN , APRN at the University of Saint Joseph, and achieved ANCC board certification as a PMHCNS in 1996. Thoroughly enthusiastic about graduate nursing education, Sheila began her doctoral education in 1997 and earned the PhD in Nursing from the University of Connecticut in 2001. During her doctoral education, Dr. Deyette taught undergraduate psychiatric nursing students on site at the Institute of Living, Hartford, CT. Awarded a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, she taught psychiatric nursing across the lifespan to students enrolled in UCONN's Master's Entry into Nursing Program. In 1997, Dr. Deyette also opened a private practice in Ridgefield, CT, treating individuals, couples and families. Clinical specialty areas include mood, anxiety and eating disorders; combat and civilian trauma ; grief/bereavement and gender identity. An experienced advanced practice nurse psychotherapist, Dr. Deyette utilizes interpersonal psychodynamic, motivational, DBT and trauma-focused psychotherapies to treat adolescents and adults. Hobbies include a passion for powder skiing, hiking and camping.