Wever, who was an instructor and associate professor at the University of Kentucky since 1977, was awarded the "A" proficiency designator for excellence in education by the surgeon general of the Army in the active duty component in 1998.
She was also named Nurse Educator of the Year by the Kentucky League for Nursing in 1987.
Wever had been an Army Nurse Corps officer from 1980 to 2003. She served as chief nurse of two medical units and made assignments for Nurse Corps officers, among other duties.
Licensed as a registered nurse in Kentucky, Wever has served as reviewer for state boards for two national companies - National Nursing Review and American Journal of Nursing/Mosby.
She coordinated the UK College of Medicine's Regional Perinatal Medicine Program in 1976 and 1977. From 1994 through 1996, she was an invited lecturer for the Midway College's Danville extension program.
Wever also has served as a part-time instructor with Lexington Technical Institute, now Lexington Community College, and at Eastern Kentucky University.
She earned her associate degree in nursing in 1968 from Sandhills Community College in North Carolina and her bachelor of science degree in nursing from East Carolina University in 1971. Her master's of science degree in nursing is from UK where she graduated in 1996.
Wever has experience as a staff nurse at Park View Hospital and Pitt County Memorial Hospital, both in North Carolina.
Wever has represented nursing at unit and Armywide meetings throughout her 20 years with the reserves. Wever was promoted to colonel on June 25, 1993.
Wever has served as president of the Kentucky League for Nursing since 1999; served as chairwoman of the Constituent Organization Advisory Council Executive Committee of the National League for Nursing from 2004 until 2006; president for the Kentucky Nurses Association District 2 from 1999 to 2000; and has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau (International Honor Society of Nursing) since 1980.