• 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 (2001).

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.

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

Career Highlights


1986 - ADN to BSN - Nursing

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

1999 - Graduate Teaching Full Fellowship, College of Nursing, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

2000-2011 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Educator, University of Connecticut Accelerated Entry into Nursing Pgm.

1997 -2012  - Sheila Deyette Orbanic, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Private Practice, (LCC), Ridgefield, Connecticut.

2001 - Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, Ph.D. (Honors), University of Connecticut


2013 - Assistant Professor (Clinical) University of Utah College of Nursing

2020 - DNP-PMHNP Program  Specialty Track Director (First Term)

2020 - Associate Professor (Clinical)

2022 - Fellow, Academy of Health Science Educators

2023 - DNP-PMHNP Program  Specialty Track Director (Second Term)