Interprofessional Education (IPE)

Interprofessional education is defined as “when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (WHO, 2010).

Collaboration among health care professionals is key to delivering better care to improve the patient experience. The Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) is the catalyst for interprofessional education and practice for Creighton University and CHI Health, our primary academic health partner. CIPER is part of the Nexus Innovations Network supported by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

This innovative enterprise ensures students in Creighton’s health sciences programs receive an interprofessional education that prepares them to collaborate and share knowledge with other health care professionals in their future careers. The IPE 001 Interprofessional Education Passport consists of student learning activities focused on meeting the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice and each profession’s interprofessional education accreditation requirements.

As a Creighton health sciences student, you must complete three IPE 001 Interprofessional Education Passport activities to graduate. Prior to enrollment in the IPE 001 Interprofessional Education Passport, you must successfully complete IPE 500 Introduction to Collaborative Care. Upon completion, students will earn a satisfactory grade in IPE 001 Interprofessional Education Passport on their transcripts.  In order for an activity to be approved as part of the IPE Passport, it must meet certain criteria and be approved by the IPE Curriculum Committee. These criteria are outlined on CIPER's website.