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USI's College of Nursing and Health Professions  provides accredited professional development opportunities for health professionals through continuing education conferences and workshops. The College is dedicated to providing quality programming to assist the busy health professional in enhancing knowledge, skills, and professional competencies.

Upcoming Events  

Spring 2016


The 3rd Annual Health Informatics Tri-State Summit (HITS), whose overall theme is “Connected Communities: Engaging Patients and Providers through Emerging Technologies,” will focus on the cutting edge health information and innovative solutions needed to take healthcare delivery to the next level. Through insightful discussions and engaging presentations, leading experts will provide emerging trends in the use of health information technology in direct patient care related to  healthcare social media and professionalism, engagement through health information exchange, healthcare  social  media  and  professionalism, social  listening and predicting clinical outbreaks and analyzing  pharma side  effects; as well as other topics. National speaker and cancer survivor, Kym Martin, will open the conference sharing her personal story, professional insights and hard won wisdom expertise in business and wellness.  This Conference will be relevant to:  physicians, nurses, pharmacists, informaticists, health information technologists, medical practice managers, healthcare managers, health professionals, students, and others whose scope of practice is related to health informatics. This conference will prepare health professionals to implement effective health informatics strategies in their individual professional practice and their organization. Joint Providers include University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing, Indiana HIMSS, and St.  Mary’s Medical Center.

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location: University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, University Center
Registration Fee: $125, $100 for HIMSS members, $15 for students, if registering by January 13; thereafter, $145 for all registrations, $15 for students. Includes contact hours, lunch, and refreshments. Course Number: HPR870
Contact Hours: 6.25 for nurses, physicians, CPHIMS, and Indiana health professionals

Accreditation Statements:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of St. Mary’s Medical Center CME Department, the University of Southern Indiana, and Indiana HIMSS.  St. Mary’s Medical Center is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

St. Mary’s Medical Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 Category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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.

The program is approved for up to 6.25 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).


HIMSS Member Registration


This five-day educational training will follow the 2015 International Association of Forensic Nurses guidelines for Adolescent/Adult Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). To sit for the SANE certification exam, a nurse must attend the entire 40-hour SANE training course, as well as complete clinical requirements outlined by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, which will be discussed during the training. USI program staff will monitor and provide documentation of completion of clinical   requirements.

 Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and USI College of Nursing and Health Professions Continuing Education are collaborating with regional partners to host this training. There has not been a SANE training conducted in southern Indiana since 2006. SANE trained nurses must follow specific protocols in the care and examination of sexual assault victims to preserve evidence and ensure chain of custody. Wednesday and Thursday focus on learning the different aspects of the sexual assault physical examination (history taking, evidence collection, documentation, etc.).

 Recognizing the importance of participation across different agencies, the training will not be limited to nurses.  The following are considered potential participants:  law enforcement, advocates, prosecutors, health care professionals, students and social workers. Instructors include SANE trained and SANE certified nurses, Indiana State Police forensic scientists, prosecuting attorneys, and victim support specialists. Email Jane Friona ( with questions about the training.

Dates & Times: Monday through Friday, March 7-11, 2016, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration Fee: $200 for nurses for all 5 days or $45 per day, $100 for all 5 days for non-nurses or $25 per day, if registering by February 15. Thereafter, $300 for nurses for all 5 days or $65 per day; $150 for non-nurses for all 5 days or $40 per day. (Includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials and continuing education credit.) 

Contact Hours: 40 for nurses
Course Number:  HPR850


 **All handouts will be available  only electronically and will be made available two days before the conference**


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