Shari Rushton, DNP, MSN, MS, RN, CCM

Shari Rushton earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa, a Master of Biomedical Science in Physiology from the Mayo Graduate School of Biomedical Science, and a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice, both from Duke University School of Nursing.

She has several years of clinical experience in critical care. She also has care coordination experience as a Patient Resource Manager covering medical, surgical, pediatric, and critical care patients. In addition, she has provided case management for patients referred for admission to various levels of rehabilitation services.

Her research experience includes bench work in signal transduction and a clinical heart failure project while she was a trainee in the Clinical Environmental Science Program, a joint program of the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, the University of North Carolina, and Duke University.

Academic Program Affiliations
  • Master of Science in Nursing Program
  • DNP - Duke University School of Nursing
  • MSN - Duke University School of Nursing
  • MS - Mayo Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • BSN - University of Iowa College of Nursing
Awards and Honors
  • 1998 || - 2000, Nurse Fellow, UNC-NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Training Program
  • 1996 || Critical Care Nursing Fellowship, Mayo Medical Center
  • 1993 || Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International
Areas of Interest
Case Management
Cardiovascular Care
Care Coordination
Chronic Illness
Representative Publications
  • 2004 -- Rushton, S. and Kalpin, P. K. Cardiovascular surgery. April, 2004 223-240.
  • 2001 -- PubMed # : 11158945 -- Schneider, S. and Chen, W. and Hou, J. and Steenbergen, C. and Murphy, E. Inhibition of p38 MAPK alpha/beta reduces ischemic injury and does not block protective effects of preconditioning. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. February, 2001 280(2); H499-508.
  • 1999 -- Schneider, S. and Hou, J. and London, R. E. and Steenbergen, C. and Murphy, E. Treatment with SB202190, an inhibitor of p38 MAP kinase, is cardioprotective. (Abstract). Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. 1999 31 A43.
  • 2000 -- Schneider, S. and Hou, J. and Steenbergen, C. and Murphy, E. Preconditioning (PC) reduces necrotic injury: an effect that is not blocked by inhibition of p38 MAP kinase (Abstract). 2000 .
  • 0 -- PubMed # : 26241622 -- Rushton, S. The Population Care Coordination Process. Prof Case Manag. 20(5); 230-8; quiz 239-40.
Grant Funding (Selected)
  • Population Care Coordinator Program (PCCP)
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey / HHI BCBS Education Services Agreement
    10/2011 to 12/2013
    Role: Project Faculty
    The goal is to educate nurses for roles as population care coordinators for primary care practices.
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