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Department of Pharmacy Practice


The Department of Pharmacy Practice is committed to preparing student pharmacists for careers as patient-centered practitioners who provide responsible, effective, and ethical care.

The Department is dedicated to providing the best environment for your education and career success through teaching, research and clinical service. Our faculty of seasoned clinicians collaborates across disciplines to create an interprofessional experience founded on the Ignatian values of care for the whole person.

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacy Practice where our faculty and staff provide an educational environment that is both challenging and supportive. We demonstrate this commitment through our teaching, clinical practice, research, scholarship, student advising, academic success coaching, and community service activities.

Most pharmacy practice faculty members are clinicians who care for patients, supervise experiential education rotations, and teach in didactic courses. Faculty research efforts are either integrated within their clinical practice sites or focus on didactic teaching and learning outcomes. Faculty invite students who are interested in research to participate in these projects.

Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions is one of 23 pharmacy programs affiliated with an academic medical center and is also home to the Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice (DI-EBP) and Center for Medication Therapy Management (MTM).  The Center for DI-EBP, serves the health professional community by providing evidence-based, and unbiased medication information and patient consultations. The Center for MTM partners with AdhereHealth to conduct telephonic comprehensive medication reviews for Medicare Part D beneficiaries. Both Centers provide educational opportunities for fourth-year rotation students.

The pharmacy program has requirements for interprofessional activities woven throughout the curriculum. These activities can be completed in-person or virtually. In addition, Creighton’s Center for Interprofessional Education and Research (CIPER) offers elective interprofessional opportunities to further develop communication skills and respect for all healthcare professional’s knowledge and experience. When the healthcare team works together, patient outcomes significantly improve.

Experiential rotations (Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences) comprise 30% of pharmacy education. The Office of Experiential Education (OEE) works to ensure students meet the requirements for graduation but also individualizes the fourth-year rotation schedule to align with the student’s professional goals. Our program has affiliation agreements with hundreds of clinical sites throughout the country which serves us well when placing Omaha, Distance, and Phoenix pathway students in clinical sites.

Finally, I’m very proud of Creighton’s advising program where all students are assigned an academic advisor. Your academic advisor will challenge you to succeed academically, but also encourage leadership and professionalism development through involvement in professional organizations and co-curricular activities. The pharmacy profession offers so many prospective career opportunities, and it’s our goal for you to find your place in the profession while on your journey to become a pharmacist


Kelli L. Coover, Pharm.D., BCPS
Department of Pharmacy Practice

  • Educate student pharmacists to provide quality patient-centered care by serving as responsible, effective, and ethical practitioners; integrating Ignatian values in the approach to practice; and advancing the profession of pharmacy.
  • Participate in academic, community, and professional service for the betterment of all.
  • Produce scholarship that advances health, education, and scientific knowledge.

Contact Us

Carol B. Peters
Hixson-Lied Science Rm. 131
F: 402.280.3320