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Karla Marie Rusk, American Nurse practitioner. Certified specialist adult nurse practitioner, ANCC; certified specialist acute care nurse practitioner. Member AACN (certified), American Heart Association (member county cardiovascular nursing), Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Omega (president, chairman finance, international delegate).


Rusk, Karla Marie was born on September 7, 1956 in Zanesville, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Willard E. Junior and Charlotte M. (Basford) King.


AS Nursing, Ohio University, 1977. Bachelor of science in nursing, Ohio University, 1985. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1987.

Postgraduate certified adult nurse practitioner, Otterbein College, 1997.


Staff nurse Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio, 1977—1980. Team leader Intensive Care Unit-recovery room Providence Hospital, Cincinnati, 1980—1981. Staff nurse Bethesda Hospital, Zanesville, 1981—1982.

Staff nurse open heart Intensive Care Unit Grant Medical Center, 1982—1983, education coordinator, critical care, 1984—1988. Critical care educator Lancaster, 1985—1990. Staff nurse III Cardiac Care Unit Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, 1988—1992, staff nurse invasive recovery unit, 1992—1996.

Clinical research coordinator, manager, administrative director Mid-West Cardiology Research Foundation, 1990—1998. Administrative clinical director Midohio Cardiology Consultant, Inc., Columbus, 1993—1996. Acute care nurse practitioner Middle Ohio Cardiology and Vascular Consultant, Inc., since 1998.


Member American Association of Critical Care Nurses (certified), American Heart Association (member council cardiovascular nursing), American Academy Nurse Practitioners, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Omega (president, chairman finance, international delegate).


Married Jason T. Rusk, August 30, 1980. 1 child, Whitney Malone.