Kimberly J. Oosterhouse, PhD, RN, CNE

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Older adult wellness and health outcomes, adult acute and critical care, nursing education

Office #:  Health Sciences Campus, Room 125-2522

Phone: 708.216.4148

Email: koosterhouse2@luc.edu

CV Link: Kim Oosterhouse CV 2022


Dr. Oosterhouse has been a nurse educator for 21 years and is passionate about the success of her students. Her clinical area of practice was in adult medical intensive care and cardiology. Dr. Oosterhouse's research interests focus on improving health outcomes for the vulnerable older adult population through informatics, nursing education (improving knowledge, skills, and attitudes), and by addressing ageism. These interests encompass her background in psychology and geriatric and adult acute care nursing. Dr. Oosterhouse's research experience includes identifying nursing barriers to older adult delirium assessment and management, terminology associated with delirium, and delirium screening in the electronic health record using natural language processing. In addition to her research interests, she has collaborated interprofessionally with members of the school of medicine, the school of social work, and university informaticists.

Research Interests

Dr. Oosterhouse's research focuses on improving health outcomes of older adults through informatics and nursing education using diverse research methods. She is especially passionate about delirium identification, management, and prevention and the impact of ageism on older adult health outcomes in acute care.

Selected Publications

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