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From the Desk of CAIPER

February 4, 2021

NEW Microlearning Course for the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment

Now more than ever, there is a growing emphasis among health professions accrediting and regulatory bodies on the clinical learning environment (CLE) and teamwork as key to the improvement of healthcare education and delivery. CAIPER's newest training resources prepares learners to recognize and implement essential knowledge, skills and tools needed to build and optimal interprofessional CLE.

December 21, 2020

The Humility Paradigm and the Introduction of the Professional Humility Concept

CAIPER Director, Dr. Barret Michalec talks about the Humility Paradigm and the Center's new research and educational initiatives focused on promoting the values of humility and similar attributes as they relate to interprofessionalism.

December 3, 2020

From Students to Graduates: 3 Perspectives on Entering the Healthcare Workforce During a Pandemic

The newest article in the Stories from Field series features guest authors from Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Barret Honors College. Three graduates share their experiences of their final semester, including moral distress and student and care provider well-being, as they transition into the workforce during these unprecedented times.

October 22, 2020

How Harding University is Incorporating Interprofessional eLearning to Teach IPEC® Competencies

Guest author, Debbie Knight, talks about integrating CAIPER interprofessional eLearning modules into Harding University curriculum.

September 9, 2020

From the Diamond State to the Desert...Dr. Barret Michalec Joins CAIPER

“Let me get this straight. Your family is moving across the country to the desert, in the middle of a global pandemic, and in the middle of summer?  That’s your plan?  Only you, Michalec.” 

These were the words of ‘encouragement’ from a trusted colleague and friend over a virtual happy-hour in mid-June.

August 17, 2020

The Mark of an Interprofessional Leader – Our Team’s Experience

In a candid article, the CAIPER team shares their first-hand experience of interprofessional leadership as Founding Director, Dr. Gerri Lamb, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, transitions from center director to focus on interprofessional research and new leadership initiatives.

July 27, 2020

Creating Synergies: Connecting Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation's Interprofessional Guiding Coalition returns with lessons in integrating IP Practice, Education and Research into programs and colleges across ASU.


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CAIPER News & Events

May 24, 2022

Details announced for this year’s In-Person and Virtual Nexus Summit 2022

May 24, 2022

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education will host this year’s in-person Nexus Summit August 20th – 23rd with additional virtual days on September 13th – 14th.