Dr. Shara L. Bryant, ARNP joined Tallahassee Neurological Clinic in 2018 as TNC’s first African American Practitioner. She began her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse after graduating from Pasco Hernando State College in 2003. She worked as an oncology nurse before switching specialties to Cardiac Care. Shara relocated to the Tallahassee area in 2008 and began working as an LPN for Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare’s float pool department where she had the opportunity to broaden her professional palate in various specialties including emergency medicine, wound care, orthopedics, neurology, and TMH’s prestigious Family Medicine Residency Program. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College in 2014. Shara continued to work at TMH as a Registered Nurse in the Cardiovascular/Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit before transitioning to the Operating Room as an Assistant Nurse Manager. While working as an Assistant Nurse Manager, she attended Florida State University full-time to earn her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Dr. Bryant earned her DNP from Florida State University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program at the top of her class in May 2018. During her studies at FSU, she had the unique opportunity to participate in a medical mission trip to Nicaragua and assist in examining athletes for the Special Olympics. Shara is licensed by the State of Florida as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing as well as the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.
Shara works with Dr. Narlin Beaty and plays a vital role in providing timely and high-quality neurosurgical care for their patients. Her expertise includes assisting with office patient evaluations, hospital rounds and consultations, first-assist in surgery, post-operative care, follow-up visits, and teaching and counseling patients and their families throughout their time under the clinic’s care.
Shara is a proud Central Florida native. She was a competitive cheerleader throughout high school. She is married to a wonderful and supportive military sergeant, Robert. They have four children; three sons and one daughter. She enjoys traveling the world, spending quality time with her family, attending her active children’s sporting events, kayaking, relaxing on the beach, and reading novels