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Grace Hubbard, DNP, PMHCNS-BC

Assistant Professor and PMHNP Lead Faculty, MSN/DNP Division and Programs
Psychiatric/Mental Health


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 4003

Dr. Hubbard earned her master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing at the Medical College of Georgia and her DNP degree from Duke University. She has been a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist for over 30 years. She has worked in a variety of child and adolescent psychiatric settings as a clinician and administrator.  Her clinical areas of interest include play therapy and group therapy for children ages 4-10.

She joined the School of Nursing in 2007 and teaches primarily in the graduate PMHNP program and the DNP program. Her areas of interest are program development, program evaluation and integration of simulation in graduate education.  She is an INACSL Fellow.

Hubbard, G., Giscombe, C., Hageman, A., Vimba, N. (2018, in press). Innovative Clinical Training Site for psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Students: Elementary school-based group therapy. Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Amerine, J. & Hubbard, G. (2016). Using animal-assisted therapy to enrich psychotherapy. Advances in Mind-Body Medicine, 30(3), 11-18.

Hubbard, G. (2016). Reflective prompts to guide termination of the psychiatric clinical student nursing experience. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 54(4), 38-43.

Hubbard, G., Beeber, L., & Eves, E. (2015). Secondary traumatization in psychiatric mental health nurses: Validation of five key concepts. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, DOI:10.1111/ppc.12145

Beek, T., Boone, C., & Hubbard, G. (2014). Ahead of the Game: Utilization of gaming to enhance knowledge of psychopharmacology. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 52, 24-28, DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20140829-02

Carpenter, L. & Hubbard, G. (2014). Cyberbullying:  Implications for the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 27, 142-148. DOI:10.1111/jcap.12079.

Hubbard, G. B. (2014). Customized Role-Play: Strategies for development of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner competencies. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50(2), 132-138. DOI: 10.1111/ppc.12031

Hubbard, G. B., (1991). Group play therapy:  Using an interaction model with delayed regressed behaviors in children, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 4, 150-153.

Hubbard, G. B. (1989). Mothers’ perceptions of incest:  Sustained disruption and turmoil. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 3, 34-40.

Hubbard, G. B. (1989). Perceived life changes for children and adolescents following disclosure of father daughter incest.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2(2), 78-82.