University of Southern Indiana
Health Professions Center

Certificate Programs

All of our certificate programs are available to health care professionals with an interest in gaining knowledge about a specific topic. Our programs are delivered to adult learners over the internet. Online learning allows the participants to have the flexibility and convenience of learning in one’s home or place of employment.

The program faculty are considered content experts in their field. The faculty collaborate with our program staff who are knowledgeable about adult learning and online delivery. The schedule allows the participant to complete while balancing their personal and professionals commitments.

A certificate program awards you a certificate of completion for contact hours after successfully meeting the requirements. These programs can be an avenue for professional development, continuing education, or seeking a position change.  

Certification can be obtained through a professional organization via an examination based on the topic. The candidate must meet eligibility requirements such as educational background, licensure, documented clinical experience, and/or continuing education. Certification requires recertification, ensuring that the candidate stays current in their field with clinical practice and continuing education.

Our Programs

Anticoagulation Patient Self-Testing Educator
Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness
Anticoagulation Therapy Management Heart Failure
Case Management Hypertension Management
Clinical Simulation Health Informatics
Coronal Polishing for Dental Assistants Lipid Management
Flouride Application for Dental Assistants Oncology
Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist Pain Management
Diabetes Management Wound Management
Faith Community Nursing

Program Staff

M. Jane Swartz
Dr. M. Jane Swartz
Contract Assistant Professor of Nursing
Interim Director of Continuing Education
Contact: 812-465-1162
Health Professions Center 2123
Mary Allen
Mrs. Mary Allen
Coordinator of Continuing Education – Nursing and Health Professions
Contact: 812-461-5458
Health Professions Center 2053
Angie Bledsoe
Mrs. Angie Bledsoe
Administrative Assistant
Contact: 812-461-5217
Health Professions Center 2145

Accreditation with Distinction

The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. USI was recognized as accredited with distinction through November 30, 2018.



Commission for Case Manager Certification
The University of Southern Indiana has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to board certified case managers (CCMs)The Case Management/Care Coordination Certificate program course is approved for 40 CE Contact hours.  Activity code: H00019661 Approval #: 160000453.  Expiration date:  March 28, 2017.


National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
The University of Southern Indiana’s Online Continuing Education for Health Professionals department has achieved accreditation by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) as a Multiple Event Provider (MEP) of Continuing Education for Health Education Credentialing. This accreditation is good for four years, running from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019.



Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of Southern Indiana (USI) School of Nursing and Health Professions works closely with the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance to offer several online continuing pharmacy education (CPE) programs. The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance (IPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Refer to the course descriptions to determine if the course includes CPE and review the requirements.


Health Professions and Dentistry
The University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider for continuing education by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau and the Illinois Board of Dentistry.

State of Indiana
University of Southern Indiana is an approved provider of continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, dental professionals, and other health professionals licensed in the state of Indiana.

State of California
The University of Southern Indiana is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #13378.

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