Sarasota County, FL - Board of Elections

Candidate Statement

Sharon Wetzler DePeters

Sharon Wetzler DePeters, MSN, ARNP, RN

Sharon received a bachelor’s degree in nursing and later a master’s degree at the University of Buffalo. She is licensed in Florida and New York as Registered Nurse and Adult Registered Nurse Practitioner. She has remained a dedicated professional throughout her career.

Her expertise in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the VA Medical Center was impressive over the years as she was honored with many performance awards including “The Nurse of the Year Award.”
She served on the FEMA disaster team during the Los Angeles earthquake emergency response, assessing and managing the medical needs of disaster survivors and their resources. While on contract with a travel nurse agency, she wrote guidelines for policy and procedures at a private hospital’s Travel Nurse Program.

She retired after 21 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Reserve, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base with occupational status in the Operating Room and Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit. She now volunteers as an active member of the Medical Reserve Corps of Sarasota, helping Sarasota County to better prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Most recently, Sharon retired from State College of Florida after 14 years as Associate Professor in the Associate Science in Nursing Program. She is so proud of the many graduates, now practicing Registered Nurses in our community that attended her course lectures on campus combined with her guided clinical instruction at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

She currently resides in Nokomis for the last 18 years with her husband and remains very active in the Sarasota community in her role as a Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology.