Carla Dieter, EdD, MS, RN
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, University of South Dakota

Carla Dieter is the Project Coordinator for the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice Initiative. In this role, Carla provides leadership and serves as the primary point of contact for sites collaborating with the National Center team and supporting resources.

Carla Dieter, EdD, MS, RN, has been in nursing for 40+ years with experience ranging from clinical practice as an RN as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Adding to her clinical practice, she has been an educator for 30+ years with experience in the classroom, clinical practice, and administration. Carla has served in numerous leadership positions including Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner program at South Dakota State University and as Chair of Nursing at The University of South Dakota.

Carla is also the past chair, and it currently on the Advisory Board, for the South Dakota Nexus, also referred to as the South Dakota Interprofessional Practice & Education Collaborative (SD-IPEC), and Professor Emeritus, Department of Nursing at The University of South Dakota.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Have you ever asked, “What is a Nexus?  How do you form a Nexus team? How does forming a Nexus help change old mental models and ultimately change systems? Is it really any different than what we are already doing? How can we be sure we aren’t using old models of thinking and applying a technical solution to a complex problem?” The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education created the concept of the Nexus with a vision of redesigning both healthcare education and healthcare delivery simultaneously to be better integrated and more interprofessional. Focusing on health…
The National Center has gained substantial experience and leadership throughout the U.S. in defining and establishing the national IPE research agenda. The National Center Knowledge Generation Team, responsible for knowledge discovery, built on this substantial experience to define the core data needed to answer questions about the complexity and relationship of IPE to the Quadruple Aim and outcomes. The Knowledge Generation Team has built the infrastructure to facilitate knowledge discovery by designing a program proposal process to support IPE program design and implementation. A state-of-…