Phone: Phone: (919) 966-0337
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
4106 Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
Sara Hubbell, APRN, MSN, DNP, NP-C, FCN is a family nurse practitioner and assistant professor who teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Sara received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her doctor of nursing practice from Duke University. Her Capstone project focused on educating bedside nurses in the importance of providing care to the whole person, including spiritual care.
Sara coordinates one of the Health Assessment (N366) courses and is clinical faculty in Adult Health I (N364) both of which are in the Undergraduate Program. Additionally, she is clinical faculty in the Graduate Program in both Adult Health Management (N810) and Pediatric Management (N827). Sara strives to provide a challenging and excellent educational experience for her students, while supporting them as they transition from being a student to a professional Nurse or Nurse Practitioner. She is actively involved within the school on projects related to faculty practice, serving the underserved and educational innovations between graduate and undergraduate nursing students.
She currently serves as Chair of the Nurse Practitioner Council of the North Carolina Nurses Association and is heavily involved in Legislative Initiatives that affect care provided by Nurse Practitioners to the citizens of North Carolina.
- 2015 Joanne S. Stevens Political/Legislative Nurse of the Year, North Carolina Nurses Association
- 2013 Faculty Member of the Year, UNC Healthcare
- 2012 Graduate, North Carolina Nurses Association Leadership Academy
- 2007 Outstanding Research Poster, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Conference, Indianapolis, IN
Hubbell, S.L., Woodard, E., Barkesdale-Brown, D., & Parker, J.S. (2006). Spiritual care practices of nurse practitioners in non-metropolitan areas of North Carolina. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18, 379-385.
Hubbell, S.L. (2009). A day in the life of a retail health NP. NP News, spring.
Refereed unpublished oral presentations and/or abstracts
Harris, J.A., & Hubbell, S.L., June 2008, Otitis Media: Let’s Wait and See, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Conference, National Harbor, MD.
Hubbell, S.L., June 2008, Tools for a Spiritual Assessment, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Conference, National Harbor, MD.
Hubbell, S.L., Parker, J.S. and Barksdale, D., June 2007, Practicing What We Preach: NPs and Spiritual Care, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
Hubbell, S.L., March 2015, Business Meeting Chair Presentation, North Carolina Spring Symposium, Asheville, NC.
Hubbell, S.L., March 2012, Tick Borne Illness, North Carolina Spring Symposium,
Hubbell, S.L., March 2012. Just Culture, Dedicated Education Unit Meeting, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC.
Hubbell, S.L., April 2010, Practicing What You Preach, North Carolina Spring Symposium, Asheville, NC.
Hubbell, S.L., April 2009, A Day in the Life of a Retail Health NP, North Carolina Spring Symposium, Atlantic Beach, NC.
Hubbell, S.L, July 2007, Spiritual Assessment in the Hospital Setting, Nurse Grand Rounds Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC.