University of Southern Indiana

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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.

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The Healing Touch Certificate Program is a multi-level course of study in energy-based therapy that moves from beginning to advanced practitioner and is complementary to heath care. This first course in the study toward a certificate in Healing Touch is designed for nurses, physicians, health care practitioners, and interested laypersons and includes the basics of the Chakra and energy systems, centering, intervention techniques to help with specific physical and emotional problems and the personal development of the healer. This course is an approved course of study of the Healing Beyond Borders Healing Touch Certificate Program. For more information about Healing Touch, go to

Instructor: Geraldine Kerns Hartmayer, RN, CHTP, CHTI, HN  
Date & Time: 
Saturday,March 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 
University Center 
Registration Fee: $250, ($225 for AHNA or HTI member), if paying by October 10; thereafter $325 ($300 for AHNA or HTI member)  
Contact Hours: 18 for nurses and massage therapists 
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Pam Beitlich, MSN, ARNP, RN will present this one-day conferenceWith more than 30 years of experience in patient care, medical staff relations and nursing administration, Pam Beitlich is a talented speaker and facilitator who adds instant credibility and value to every presentation she delivers. Her comprehensive hospital background, including work as a former emergency department nurse and nursing administrator (in many different roles) gives Pam an immediate “in” with healthcare groups interested in creating change.  Her achievements as a Studer Group coach include the kind of results that make people sit up and listen, raising patient and staff satisfaction, while reducing turnover and improving quality metrics. Opening the conference and providing insight regarding the patient experience is Regina Holliday, patient advocate, activist, artist, speaker and author, often found at health conferences painting the content she hears from the patient view. This conference is co-provided with the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives (IONE), St. Mary’s Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, and the University of Evansville.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: University Center, University of Southern Indiana
Registration Fee: $100, $80 for IONE Members, and $15 for students registering by March 18; thereafter, $115, $95 for IONE members, $25 for students. Refreshments, lunch, and access to materials included.
Contact Hours: 6 for nurses and health facility administrators
Course Number: HPR803

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