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.