Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn

Title: Professor

Office Location: Folsom Hall 2026

Email: jmikalflynn@csus.edu

Office Phone: 916-278-7323

Mailing Address: Sacramento State - School of Nursing 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6096

Professional Degrees

  • Ed.D., St. Mary's College, 2007
  • M.S.N., California State University, Sacramento, 1993
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Program, University of California, Davis, 1981
  • B.S.N., University of San Francisco, 1976

Credentials and Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Furnishing License
  • DEA License


  • NURS 168 - Gender and Brain Related Differences
  • NURS 173 - Leadership and Management RN-BSN
  • RPTA 196 E – Traumatology: An Introduction to Posttraumatic Growth.

Research Interests

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Stress Resilience and Posttraumatic Growth (PTG)

Professional Activities

  • Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, Zeta Eta, 1992-current
  • Phi Kappa Phi: Honor Society, 2009-current
  • Board Member of UC Davis Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Advisory Board (2013 – current)
  • IMAGINE Charter School: Board Member: 2018-current.


  • Mikal-Flynn, J., Sackett, B. (2018). Mental Fitness. How to use daily stress and traumatic events for motivation and growth. The Police Chief.                                                             
  • Mikal-Flynn, J., Hoffman, J., Anderson, L. S. (2017). Posttraumatic and Metahabilitation in Recreational Therapy Practice: A Strengths Based Pathway to Recovery. Therapeutic Recreation Journal.                                     
  • Mikal-Flynn, J. (2017). Posttraumatic Growth; Breaking Through to Recovery. Nursing: 2017. {Feature Article}                                                                              
  • Mikal-Flynn, J. (2015). Case Study: Meta-Habilitation; Transforming Life Crisis To Triumph: A Story of Enhance Recovery Involving Addiction and Dependency. Journal of Addictions Nursing.                                               
  • Mikal-Flynn, J. (2012). MetaHabilitation: how to survive life after trauma. Nursing Times Online Issue. www.nursingtimes.net 4/10/12.
  • Mikal-Flynn, J. (2012). Turning Trauma Into Triumph. Metahabilitation; A Contemporary Model of Rehabilitation.  Metahab.com, Sacramento, CA.


  • NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program (2019)
  • NIH: Pilot Study: Post Cardiac Programs (2007)