Marilyn Ostendorf, DNP, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
University of Southern Indiana
Dr. Marilyn Ostendorf is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern Indiana. She has been actively involved in IPE through a HRSA NEPQR grant for primary care and through simulation. She coordinates students from nursing and multiple disciplines to interact in the clinical setting and understand the primary care setting. Dr. Ostendorf has successfully implemented an interprofessional Code Blue simulation which has been disseminated at regional and national conferences. She has been an integral member of the college IPE team by supporting TeamSTEPPS education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Collaboration between nursing and business faculty, clinical practice staff, and a graduate business student led to the formation of a business model for primary care (PC). This model demonstrates that optimizing practice in the interprofessional clinical learning environment has a direct positive impact on patient care. Primary care practice challenges include fragmented and duplicated services and insufficient care coordination resulting in increased cost and decreased quality. Registered nurses practicing at their full scope of practice (FSP) can alleviate fragmented care, improve care…