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Sheryl Innerarity, RN, PhD, FNP, CNS | Associate Professor

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Phone: 512 471-4183

Office: NUR 5.145
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Dr. Sheri Innerarity has been on the UT School of Nursing faculty since 1989. Since 1995, her teaching assignments have been mostly to the Graduate Students at UT School of Nursing. In July 2015 she was appointed as Chair of the newly developed APRN Division at the UT School of Nursing through 2017. In October 2014, she was appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Board of Nursing in Texas as the NP Education representative. In May of 2015, she won the Service Award for The University of Texas School of Nursing.

She is actively involved with Texas Nurse Practitioners and is currently on the TNP Board of Directors as Vice President, from 2015-2017, and was a previous BOD member 2008-2012. She Chairs the TNP Education Committee, which plans the TNP Annual Fall Conference and TNP Spring Pharmacology Conference. Dr. Innerarity also Chairs the Practice Solutions Committee for TNP, where TNP committee members, who have a variety of practice experiences, answer questions for Texas APRNs, as well as other Health Care Professionals, answer questions about the rules of the Texas BON, the Texas BME, and other practice questions. She was appointed to the Advisory Committee for the Texas State University FNP program for 2014-2016.

Her academic and research interests include symptom management in patients with chronic diseases, such as Heart Failure. She is also interested in acute illnesses in adults, fluid, electrolyte and acid base issues, and renal disease. Other interests include advanced practice legislative issues.

Dr. Innerarity was awarded the 2014 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Clinical Excellence Award for practice in Texas, which was given at the AANP annual meeting in Nashville. She lectures regularly on issues related to Documentation and Communication of Critical Incidents in Acute Care, nursing negligence, APRN practice and legal issues. Dr. Innerarity has a consulting practice as an expert witness in Adult Health nursing and APRN malpractice and negligence cases. She also lectures on Legal issues for Advanced Practice Nurses, and Documentation and Coding for APRNs.

Her clinical practice includes work as a FNP and Adult Health CNS for Dr. Rob Dougherty in Bastrop, TX, where she manages the care of mostly adult patients with chronic illness, and women’s health and also care of their patients in the local long-term care facilities. In addition she supervises clinical practice with APRN graduate students in a variety of acute and specialty settings.

Her personal interests include reading for pleasure, golf, live music at the Bugle Boy, a Listening Room in La Grange, and dancing.

She is lives in Bastrop in Upton Community with her husband Robb Schreiner, a retired PA, and  2 rather large dogs--Cotton, an Akbash, and Cleo, an Anatolian Shepherd, as well as 5 cats-- Tigger, Delilah,  Karma and Hooligan and Shenanigan. She has 2 daughters in the Austin area-- Alysabeth, and Aly, and 3 grandchildren, Georgia, Cedar and Avery.

  • Texas Nurses Foundation: Qualities and Characteristics of Advanced Practice Nurses in Texas
  • The Meaning of the Experience of Heart Transplantation
  • Self-Care Agency in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Dissertation, unpublished)
  • Abel, E., Horner, S., Tyler, D., Innerrarity, S. (2005) The impact of genetic information on policy and clinical practice. Journal of Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 6(1).
  • Innerarity, S. & Kass-Wolff, J. (2002) Qualities and Characteristics of APN Practice in Texas. Texas Nurse.
  • Carelock, J., & Innerarity, S. (2001). Critical incidents: Effective documentation and communication. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 23(4)1-10.
  • Innerarity, S, (2000). Hypo-magnesemia in acute and chronically ill patients. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 23(2), 1-19.
  • McSweeney, J.C., Innerarity, S.A., Redland, A.R., & Stuifbergen, A.K. (1997). A conceptual model for an adult health masters in nursing curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education, 36(2), 82-85.
  • McSweeney, J.C, Innerarity, S.A., Clark, A.P., Richards, R., Mitchell, M.B., & Tyler, D.O. (1995). What about me? Spouses' quality of life after heart transplantation. Journal of Transplant Coordination, 5, 59-64.
  • Cleveland (Innerarity), S.A. (1989). Re: 'Perceived self-care agency: A LISREL Factor Analysis of Bickel and Hanson's Questionnaire' [letter]. Nursing Research, 38(1), 59.
  • Innerarity, S.A. (1992). Hyperkalemic emergencies. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 14(4), 32-39.
  • Innerarity, S.A. (1990). Electrolyte emergencies in the critically ill renal patient. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 2(1), 89-99.