Linda Osterlund, PhD, LMFT
Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Dr. Linda Osterlund is the Academic Dean for Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions at Regis University, and previously Vice Provost in the Office of Provost and Professor in RHCHP's Division of Counseling and Family Therapy. Dr. Osterlund holds a B.S. in Psychobiology from UCLA; M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California; and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado. She is passionate about providing excellence in interprofessional healthcare education, training principled health care providers who will transform the future of health care in our local and global communities.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Chiba Interprofessional Competency Scale (CICS29), was designed to address how the IPE continuum improves an individual’s competencies in interprofessional (IP) collaborative practice, and how an increase in an individual’s competencies contributes to their team’s performance. While the tool assesses student behaviors in the clinic, the authors argue that the scale can be used to evaluate the degree of achievement of the learning objectives in fundamental education. Compared with other IP collaboration scales, the CICS29 was found to have subsumed the key concepts that should be…
Interprofessional education (IPE) is often introduced early in the didactic curriculum for healthcare students, allowing for participation in their first professional year in these skills. However, understanding which Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies that are best addressed early on in the curriculum is unclear. A patient care conference through a paper case, which focuses on patient safety with students from nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy in small group, interprofessional (IP) teams, was created and evaluated to better…