Interprofessional Education


Doctor, physical therapist and nursing student in collaborative setting

In your career, you will need to know how to collaborate with other professionals to provide high-quality health care to patients and clients. Creighton University is a national frontrunner in interprofessional education, providing numerous opportunities that prepare you to become a collaborative, practice-ready health professional.

Interprofessional Education Defined

What is interprofessional education, also known as IPE? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines it as “When students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”

Jesuit Values in Action

Interprofessional education reflects one of Creighton’s core Jesuit values—that of cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Our approach goes beyond giving you the knowledge, skills and expertise you need, preparing you to be a health care professional who delivers personal care—not institutionalized care. 

IPE at Creighton

From courses such as Introduction to Collaborative Care to learning activities found within the IP curriculum, interprofessional education permeates your health sciences studies at Creighton. This approach comes to life through hands-on learning opportunities, including the “huddles” at the CHI Health Creighton University – University Campus. During the huddles, students, clinicians and residents from various disciplines come together to learn from each other with the goal of improving patient care. 


Creighton’s Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) is the catalyst for interprofessional activities for the university and CHI Health, our primary academic health partner.