University of Southern Indiana

Continuing Education

About Us

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


PEP Rally 2014

This one day conference is designed for nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, social workers, nutritionists, psychologists, and students interested in perinatal care. In the morning session Dr. James J. Nocon, MD, JD founder and former director of Prenatal Substance Abuse Program at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, will focus on addiction in pregnancy.  Retired from general obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Nocon is currently president at Indiana Section of American Society of Addiction Medicine, and is on the Indiana Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse, and is Independent Medical-Legal Consultant at Legal Med Resources. Dr. Nocon founded the Deep Recovery Project, a program for people in recovery regardless of the nature of the addiction. Dr. Ronald D. Pyle, DO, FAAP, medical director of Neonatology at Deaconess Women’s Hospital will present on neonatal abstinence syndrome. The afternoon will feature a Hot Topics Session where four current issues will be discussed including: the use of progesterone to prevent premature delivery, hospital levels of care, smoke free communities and e-cigarettes in pregnancy, and prevention of  shaken baby syndrome. The last two sessions of the day will focus on the FIMR statistics and Dr. Luissa V. Kiprono, DO, MBS, FACOG will present issues surrounding congenital anomalies. Co-provided with the Perinatal Education Partners.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 8, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location: University of Southern Indiana, University Center
Registration Fee: $85, $20 for full time students, if registering by September 24; thereafter, $100, $35 for full time students. (Includes contact hours, lunch, and breaks.)

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

Contact Hours: 6.75 for nurses and Indiana social workers
Course Number: NO. HPR811


Registration information brochure

 More Programs



  • © 2014 University of Southern Indiana
  • 8600 University Blvd.
  • Evansville, IN 47712
  • 812-464-8600
Contact Jennifer Hertel
Send Email to