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Christy Sabel, MS, RN, CNE

Christy Sabel

Clinical Associate Professor 

School of Nursing
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave Stop 8101
Pocatello, ID 83209-8101

Office: Beckley 324 – Pocatello Campus
Phone: 208-282-5190

Email: sabechr2@isu.edu

  • B.S. in Nursing, Idaho State University
  • M.S. in Nursing, Idaho State University
Research Interests
  • Creating an Effective Online Learning Enviroment
  • Curriculum and Instructional Design 
  • Lateral Violence in Nursing
  • Compassion Fatigue in Nursing


Sabel teaches in the traditional and BS Completion undergraduate, B.S., nursing, program. Sabel has worked 2 years in medical/surgical nursing, 10 years in pediatric/neonatal acute and intensive care, and 5 years in infection prevention. Sabel began teaching in the undergraduate program in 2009 while she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing Education. Professor Sabel received her Certification in Nursing Education (CNE) in 2014. She teaches Fundamentals of Nursing, Informatics, and Women and Childbearing Families Nursing Clinical. Sabel loves to be in clinicals with the students, as well as working with students in the skills and simulation lab, to integrate theory and critical thinking into practice. Sabel is pursuing a Doctorate of Educational Leadership, with emphasis in Instructional Design and Technology. Professor Sabel is a member of the National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Featured Scholarship and Publications


Sabel, C. (2018). Lateral Violence in Nursing Profession and Organizational Metaphors. Elsevier Nursing Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV. January 3-5, 2018.

Belliston, S. L., Sabel, C. (2016). Scholarship of Practice in Nursing through Certification by Specialty. Division of Health Sciences Research Day 2016. Idaho State University, Division of Health Sciences, Pocatello, ID

Sabel, C., Belliston, S. L. (2016). Scholarship of Practice through Nurse Educator Specialty Certification. Division of Health Sciences Research Day 2016, Idaho State University, Division of Health Sciences, Pocatello, ID

Sabel, C. (2014). Recognizing and Preventing Compassion Fatigue in Nurses and Other Care-Giving Professions. Idaho Nurse Educator’s Conference, Idaho Nurses’ Association, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

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