Sharon M. Weyer, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, holds a Doctor of Nursing with a clinical leadership focus, a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from Case Western Reserve University, and a Post-graduate certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Liberty University. Dr. Weyer completed a two-year post-doctoral Practice-Based Research Network Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Weyer began teaching at FNU in 2011 as a course faculty and course coordinator in the Bridge program and is presently the course faculty in PC719 Psychiatric Concepts for APRNs and MH701 Psychopharmacologic/Neuroscience Foundations of Mental Health Care. In 2012 and 2013, Dr. Weyer assisted the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Network for Research in the development of a card study to identify the consult and referral patterns of nurse practitioners in primary care settings. Dr. Weyer has presented at national conferences on practice-based research in primary care practice. Her teaching interests are to introduce students to nursing research and statistics. Dr. Weyer encourages students to participate in translational research projects as practicing clinicians to link research to practice improvement and dissemination of research in community healthcare settings to enhance patient care.