Deanna M Sheets


Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
Graduate School of Nursing
Family Nurse Practitioner and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program
USU DNP Phase II Site Director
Location: Other Location
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Doctor of Nursing Practice, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD (2017)
Master of Arts in International Relations, Webster University, St. Louis, MO (2013)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Creighton University, Omaha, NE (2002)


LTC Deanna M. Sheets, DNP, FNP-C, WHNP-BC is a dual certified Family and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner currently assigned to William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in the Education Division as the USU Phase II Site Director and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. She is originally from Kansas and commissioned in the U.S. Army through ROTC after completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Creighton University in 2002. As an Army Nurse, she enjoyed assignments as a Medical Surgical and Critical Care Nurse with the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX; as a Clinical Nurse OIC at DDEAMC in Fort Gordon, GA; and as a Nurse Practitioner at Madigan Army Medical Center. Prior to being assigned to WBAMC, LTC Sheets was the OIC of the SSG Charles D. Allen Soldier Centered Medical Home on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

LTC Sheets has two combat deployments and supported a recovery mission in Vietnam. She deployed to Iraq with the 67th CSH in support of OIF in 2004, where she helped establish the first detainee care facility at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison and spent her last three months of the deployment working in the Emergency Department in Mosul. She also deployed in 2011 with the 10th CSH in support of OEF to a multinational Role 3 hospital at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. LTC Sheets’ most memorable opportunity as an Army Nurse was providing medical support to a team on a Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency mission to Vietnam in 2018.

LTC Sheets' honors and awards are: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5), Army Achievement Medal (4), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 star), Combat Action Badge, Basic Recruiter Badge, and Parachutist Badge.

Particular interests include pediatrics, women’s health, austere/wilderness medicine, compassion fatigue. She loves caring for Soldiers, military families and retirees, and truly enjoys training medics. LTC Sheets understands the unique challenges that can come with being married to a service member, as her spouse is also an Army Nurse. She has two energetic boys and enjoys exploring the world, reading, and movie nights with her boys.


Esparza, J., & Sheets, D. (2016). Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)/premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). In A. Hollier (Ed.), Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care (2nd ed.) (pp. 807-810). Scott, LA: Advanced Practice Education Associates, Inc.