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CIPER is a learning laboratory where 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.

View CIPER resources like C-ICE Tool and Team Reasoning Framework and Clinical cases.

Community Action Project Simulation

Small group discussion during the Community Action Poverty Simulations
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In the above simulation, student participants assume the roles of different families, all living in low-income situations. These situations will include persons experiencing recent unemployment, homelessness, desertion by the primary breadwinner, multiple jobs, or a disability. Additionally, these situations may include persons who may quality for TANF and SNAP benefits or who are living on a fixed retirement income. The focus will be for each family to provide all basic necessities and shelter during the four 15 minute “weeks”. During the simulation, there will be multiple services available via tables such as a bank, a community action center, social services agencies, a school, a community health center, an employer, a utility company, and more. The various students will interact as family members that are each following their roles to complete the “four week” – a day in the life of simulation.

Faculty Facilitator: Jamie Barnes, MSN RN, CPN
Additional faculty involved include: Ryan Batenhorst, MEd, NRP, Rebecca Davis, DNP, APHN-BC,  Lucas Manning, MSN, Margo Minnich, DNP, RN, and Monica White, LSCW, LMHP

Pioneering a New Approach to Clinical Care

CIPER Practice Video Teaser
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I think that this experience taught me a lot about being a leader when necessary and letting others lead when possible.
— Creighton health sciences student
In my future practice, I will use the interprofessional collaboration skills that I have gained by promoting the continuity of care and providing clear communication between all members involved in the patient care.
— Creighton health sciences student
By seeing the benefit that working together created, I will continue to work alongside other members of the healthcare team in the future.
— Creighton health sciences student

Contact Information

Center for Interprofessional Practice,
Education and Research (CIPER)