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Sabrina Friedman, EdD,DNP, PMHCNS, FNP

Associate Professor
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5594
Sabrina Friedman, EdD, DNP, PMHCNS, FNP, is a board-certified adult psychiatric clinical nurse specialist who maintains a private practice as a nurse psychotherapist, and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with expertise in women’s, adolescent, and pediatric health. She is also trained as an EMDR therapist. Friedman is a fellow at the American Psychotherapy Association, a diplomat and member of the American Psychotherapy Association, the American Association of Christian Counselors, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the California Association for Nurse Practitioners, the EMDR International Association, the Neuroscience Education Institute, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She strives to contribute to the mission of APU by adding to the community of believers, and by being a positive influence on students to incorporate Christian faith into their profession and positively impact the lives and health of their future patients.


  • EdD, Nova Southeastern University
  • DNP, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • MSN, University of Southern California


  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California
  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California
  • Registered Nurse, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California
  • Post-Master’s Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Duquesne University
  • ANCC Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification
  • AANP Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Furnishing License, Board of Registered Nursing, State of California


School of Nursing

  • Graduate Programs


  • Adolescent Medicine
  • EMDR
  • Family Practice
  • Health Care Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 504 – Bioethics and Health Policy
  • GNRS 536 – Psychiatric Interventions with the Adult and Aging Client
  • GNRS 537 – Psychiatric Interventions with the Adolescents
  • GNRS 538 – Psychiatric Interventions with Selected Vulnerable Populations
  • GNRS 539 – Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • GNRS 594 – Pharmacology in Advanced Practice Nursing