Jenny Jessen, EdD, RN, CNOR
Executive Director of CIPER
Creighton University
Dr. Jessen leads the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research (CIPER) as the Executive Director. She has previously served as a core faculty member and director for assessment at CIPER since 2019. She is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, serving previously as the Accelerated Faculty Chair. Her teaching background includes foundational nursing, advanced medical surgical nursing, and senior preceptorship and she continues halftime teaching in College of Nursing. She is certified in her specialty area, perioperative nursing, with most of her nursing practice spent in intraoperative nursing. Dr. Jessen’s research and publications reflect her passion for building perioperative academic/clinical partnerships and developing interprofessional assessment and evaluation.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

This seminar seeks to examine the effectiveness of Creighton’s IPE Passport activities in preparing today’s practitioners to communicate and collaborate effectively in interdisciplinary teams following graduation. We will provide strategies and discuss tools utilized to examine IPE learning opportunities and the themes learned. Additionally, we will apply lessons learned to enhance future IPE Passport activities. This information addresses the Summit theme of Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education by sharing valuable insight on how curricular experiences and IPE…
Description Effective teams are necessary for productive interprofessional education and collaborative practice. To prepare graduates who can serve as competent, caring, and effective team members, then the process of modelling and building effective teams and collaboration should be exemplified during health professions education. Some would say that academic collaboration is something of an oxymoron, often driven by long-standing academic traditions, working in our respective silos, and financial incentives that often continue to challenge collaboration. Even though students who enter…