Joyce Mikal-Flynn, EdD, PNP, MSN
Joyce Mikal-Flynn, EdD, PNP, MSN, received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of San Francisco, a nurse practitioner certificate from University of California, Davis, a masters degree in nursing from California State University, Sacramento, publishing the thesis: A Phenomenological Investigation of Near Death Event Survivors. In 2007 she completed her Doctor of Education, publishing her dissertation: Transforming Life Crisis: Stories of Metahabilitation After Catastrophic Life Events. She held faculty positions at the University of California, Davis: NP/PA program and Samuel Merritt College. Since 2005 she has been at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in the School of Nursing. She is currently a professor at CSUS, teaching courses in neuroscience and trauma informed care. Due to her area of research and expertise she focuses on the course she created: Traumatology: An Introduction to Posttraumatic Growth and direct application of PTG in recovery programs. Along with her FNP practice, she continues studying and collaborating with institutions and organizations focusing on direct clinical application of metahabilitation, a recovery system which supports and guides one toward PTG. She has several peer-reviewed publications and is a sought after speaker with over thirty podium presentations at international and national conferences, lecturing about PTG and her unique system of rehabilitation, MetaHabilitation. Her publications include the book Turning Tragedy Into Triumph.