Dr. Donna Rolin is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing and the Director of the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She received her PhD in Nursing Research from New York University, MSN in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and BSN from Wichita State University. Her research focuses on community psychiatry and substance use disorders. She is active in the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, where she serves on the national Board of Directors in the role of Treasurer, and locally in the Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Austin organization.
Her clinical background, as a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, encompasses cognitive behavioral, group, and family psychotherapies as well as psychiatric evaluation and pharmacotherapy for persons with mental illness and cognitive disorders in inpatient, outpatient, community and forensic settings. Currently, she practices in a community-based group working with underserved patients with serious mental illnesses, cognitive disorders, and intellectual disabilities in outpatient, long-term care, and inpatient psychiatric facilities.