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Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER)

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Better Care Through Collaboration

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.


Interprofessional Education 

This innovative enterprise, one of the first in the nation, 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. Our IPE courses and tools are also made available to educators, clinicians and students outside Creighton.

Learning Laboratory

Students complete interprofessional education (IPE) activities and courses. Through the new CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus, health sciences students at Creighton can put their education into practice in everyday situations with real-time decision making.

Creighton IPE Courses and Resources

The Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research provides IPE tools and resources as well as IPE and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) courses for clinicians, faculty and students of the Creighton community. Learn more here.

Save the Date

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference (HIPE), July 29-30, 2021. Submit an abstract.

Vision Statement

Cultivate leaders who act as moral agents and transform health care and promote health through intentional interprofessional collaboration.


Grounded in the principles of social justice, CIPER is a catalyst for interprofessional education, research, and collaborative care with excellent educational programs, cutting edge scholarship, and optimal clinical outcomes to promote health for all.

End of Year Report

CIPER End of Year Report

See the Center’s latest accomplishments and plans in the integration of practice, education and research, in our End of Year Report (2021).

I recently completed my practice observation at CHI Health University Campus and I was blown away by the interprofessional model at the clinic. I was amazed by the teamwork, communication and camaraderie.
— Jimmy Roberts, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Candidate 2020 | Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions