Dr. Weaver joined Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University) in March 2015, and transitioned to a full-time adjunct faculty member in December 2015. She serves as faculty for classes in the family nurse practitioner (FNP) program, and currently assists with curriculum revision.
Dr. Weaver has more than seven years’ experience in primary care and family planning for the Tennessee Department of Health. She also has extensive experience in internal medicine, corrections, and home care. She serves as the advanced nurse practitioner preceptor and mentor for all new hires in the Northeast Region for the Tennessee Department of Health, and has previously represented the Northeast Region at the state level for advancing the nurse practitioner role in primary care to the uninsured populations statewide. She is on the Advisory Council for Tusculum College’s FNP program, and conducts student evaluation and assessment at University of Phoenix.
Dr. Weaver obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University in December 2015. She obtained her Master of Nursing degree from Ball State University in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Walters State Community College. She is licensed in the state of Tennessee as a registered nurse (RN), advanced practice nurse (APN), and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner. Her research interests include safe supplement use in the elderly population, women’s health, and decreasing barriers to care in rural Appalachia.