Description of Program
This interactive Internet Certificate Program is a six-week, 40-hour continuing education program for nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals. The program consists of six modules. Each module includes reading assignments, study questions, case studies, and test questions. Learners interact with practitioners and faculty who are expert in the area of case management.
Who Should Enroll in this Program
This program is designed for English-speaking nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals who want to enhance or develop the knowledge and skills necessary for quality case management.
Instruction will include the following content:
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to successfully implement case/care coordination management-related practices, ethics, and standards in their clinical settings.
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
This six-week activity is offered two times a year.
Offering dates for 2015: August 17 (registration deadline August 3).
Offering dates for 2016: March 28 (registration deadline March 14) and August 15 (registration deadline August 1).
We reserve the right to cancel any offering if there is insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance if this occurs.
For more information, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This activity expires annually in December, or as guidelines and recommendations are released.
A combination of delivery methods are used to facilitate learner and faculty communication including:
Provides on-line instructor-prepared materials and course assignments. Internet resources are used as an integral part of the instruction.
Allows learners to interact with faculty and other course participants.
Allows learners to freely interact on an individual or group level with other learners and faculty.
We recommend that you do not use your work e-mail address for taking this course. Many businesses, especially government agencies, utilize security firewalls. Communication from the instructor, the University, or other students may not get through and you will not see the message. We also do not recommend you use AOL, for similar reasons. AOL accounts include spam prevention-type filters and our communication with you may be filtered-out. We recommend you obtain a separate e-mail account for your course work. Yahoo.com and MSN.com offer free e-mail accounts.
Faculty will be available by telephone to assist learners.
Computer Requirements and Suggestions
If using a personal computer, it is recommended that the computer have Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. For compatibility, you will want to have access to Microsoft Office 2013, Office 2010, or Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. In some cases, Office 365 may be sufficient. For some course content, you will also need Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player and/orWindows Media Player (Macs should use Flip4Mac WMV Components for QuickTime). Additionally, a broadband Internet connection would be very beneficial; AOL is not recommended. Lastly, if your course uses the Blackboard e-Learning platform, you may wish to verify that you have a compatible web browser.
Nancy Skinner, RN-BC, CCM
Delivery of Program Content
The program has six modules. Each module includes reading assignments, study questions, case studies, and test questions. Learners interact with practitioners and faculty who are expert in the area of case management. A comprehensive examination will be administered at the end of the six-week program.
Why Enroll in an Interactive Internet Program?
The convenience of on-line instruction allows the participant to "attend" class at any hour or day of the week during the 6-week period. Participants will learn from experts in the area of case management and have the opportunity to network with other course participants from across the country. Internet instruction provides an opportunity for personal interaction with course faculty while providing the comfort of learning in your own home or office.
Continuing Education Credits
A Continuing Education Certificate will be awarded following successful completion of study guide questions, an online comprehensive examination (with a passing score of 70% or higher), and submission of a course evaluation. Nurses will receive 40 hours.
The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited with distinction through November 30, 2018 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The University of Southern Indiana is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #13378.
The University of Southern Indiana has been approved as a provider of continuing education for social workers. Social Workers will receive 40 contact hours.
To Register: Click on the link above or Call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (1-877-874-4584)
PLEASE NOTE: In order to access the online registration form, you must use one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera OR Call Toll-Free at 877-874-4584.
Course Content Updates Coming Fall 2015
Fee includes Internet instruction, handouts, study guide and a comprehensive exam. There is no textbook required for this program.
A $25 administrative fee will be charged prior to the start date of the course if the registration fee has been paid.
On or after the start date of the class there will be no refund.