Interprofessional Education Advancing at Creighton
Interprofessional Education Advancing at Creighton

CIPER at CreightonCreighton University continues to advance interprofessional education for health sciences students. The Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) begins the second year of an interprofessional education course entitled IPE 400 Introduction to Collaborative Care for all health sciences students.

CIPER also has implemented a faculty development initiative with a companion course designed for practitioners entitled CED 400 Introduction to Collaborative Care. This online, self-paced course offers eight CE/CME. The course costs $75 and is available to any health care professional. Those  interested in learning more about team-based care and interprofessional practice, can enroll in the course here.

In addition, Creighton has joined national initiatives with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education housed at the University of Minnesota. This CIPERincludes joining the Nexus Innovations Network. As a member of the network, Creighton participated in a significant onboarding process and agreed to share its research outcomes from its interprofessional initiatives to promote the expansion and legitimacy of interprofessionalism.

IPERepresentatives from the National Center conducted a site visit at Creighton on October 5-6 to assist the University in continuing to develop innovative interprofessional programming and scholarship. Frank Cerra, MD, a senior advisor for the National Center and a McKnight Presidential Leadership chair and former senior vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school at the University of Minnesota, gave a keynote presentation entitled “Nexus Innovations Network: Generating and Deploying Evidence Regarding Interprofessional Education into the National Conversation.”

To continue to follow CIPER’s initiatives, follow its Facebook page here.