Sheila Smith, PhD, ANP, AGACNP, FAANP
University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Sheila Smith, PhD, ANP, AGACNP, FAANP is Clinical Professor and Adult-Gerontologic NP Specialty Coordinator, University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She practices at the Nurse Practitioner Clinic, UMN Clinics and Surgery Center. Dr. Smith has over 30 years’ experience in nursing and nurse practitioner education. Previous faculty and administrative positions include the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and East Tennessee State University, where she founded the faculty/student IPE clinic at Johnson City Community Health Center. She is Dean and Professor Emerita at Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing. Clinical and diagnostic reasoning are among her primary areas of research and scholarship. Other research interests include vulnerable populations and social determinants of health.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description: In efforts to address the problem of diagnostic error, the education of healthcare professionals is being re-envisioned. The landmark report from the National Academy of Medicine on Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare made two major suggestions: Improve education around diagnosis, and improve teamwork in the diagnostic process. In a project supported by the Macy Foundation, we have recently identified a set of 12 competencies that tie these two recommendations together, and if acquired, would promote diagnostic quality and safety. Six of these relate to individual…