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Introduction to Collaborative Care for Educators and Clinicians

Audience: Health professions faculty and clinicians
Method: Online
Duration: This is a self-paced course
CMEs: 8
Graduate application: Not required
Cost: $75

Before taking this course, you must complete The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: What You Need to Know, a 1-hour, online course that introduces key concepts.

Understanding the fundamentals of collaborative care

Designed for health professions faculty and clinicians, this course introduces the basics of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP). The course is offered in a self-paced, online format with a competency-based approach. Each lesson builds on previous content so they should be taken in order, but you can take them at a rate that works for you within the designated time frame. 

Participants will also gain an understanding of the four core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice, the basics of effective health care teamwork and how to lead an interprofessional team. You’ll learn from instructors who are experts both in IPECP and in online teaching. In addition, the course offers a flexible learning approach and can be completed anywhere, anytime.

The course offers eight CMEs through Creighton University’s Health Sciences Continuing Education, which has joint accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Creighton is the first university to receive this joint accreditation. 

If you’re a Creighton faculty member or clinician, please contact

Meet the instructors

This collaborative care course is led by Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L. Several instructors also help team teach this class. Instructors are:

  • Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L
    Executive Director of CIPER
    Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
  • Margaret Jergenson, DDS
    Associate Professor, Dentistry
  • Anna Maio, MD
    Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development, CIPER
    Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Kathleen A. Packard, PharmD, MS, BCPS, AACC
    Co-Director, Interprofessional Education Passport, CIPER
    Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Meghan Potthoff, PhD, APRN
    Assistant Professor, Nursing
  • Kimberly Beran-Shepler, PT, DPT, OCS
    Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Refund Policy

This online course may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 30 days after purchase for a full refund, less a $10 processing fee, provided the course has not been started. No refund will be given after a course has been started. In order to request a refund, please email


If you have questions please fill out our Contact Us form or call 402.280.4076. We can also provide assistance with group registration or work with you to develop a customized course for a team.  

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The Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: What You Need to Know


This Course is Offered on the Following Dates