Assistant Professor Lisa Sabatini

Lisa Sabatini

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Lisa is a proud triple USF Don earning her BSN, MSN and DNP from USF SONHP. She has over 38 years of healthcare experience in clinical, education, and leadership. She is active in the USF Alumni Association and is an active member of many nursing organizations. She was instrumental in establishing simulation at SONHP and has spoken locally, regionally, and nationally on simulation.


  • Simulation
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Public health nursing
  • Leadership


  • Co-Chair, Bay Area Simulation Collaborative, current
  • Vice-Chair, BSN Simulation Committee, current
  • Vice-Chair, BSN Department, 2016-2018


  • University of San Francisco, SONHP, DNP, 2015
  • University of San Francisco, SONHP, MSN, 2008
  • University of San Francisco, SONHP, BSN, 1983

Prior Experience

  • Director of the Clinical Performance and Simulation Center USF SONHP
  • Director of Hospital Supplemental Staff, Visiting Nurse Association
  • Director of Nursing for Olsten
  • Staff Nurse Stanford Hospital
  • Staff Nurse Peninsula Hospital

Awards & Distinctions

  • USF Alumni Association Alessandra Service Award Recipient, 2013
  • Deans Medal for Professionalism in Nursing, 2008

Selected Publications

  • DeNatale & Sabatini ( 2013). Students promoting healthcare practices in Belize. Nursing 2013, 60-63.