University of Southern Indiana

Fall Programs

FALL 2015

PULMONARY DISEASE AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM                                                                            

This ½ day symposium for nurses, respiratory therapists, healthcare professionals and lay persons will provide an overview of on pulmonary fibrosis from Roger Johnson, MD, FCCP, and sessions on readmission reduction of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary rehabilitation and how to best prepare a patient for lung transplant, and updates on the diagnosis and management of sleep apnea. The purpose of the program is for the attendee to be able to implement effective strategies in the effective care and management of persons with respiratory illness.  Speakers include Lorie Hessler, FNP, ACNP, Julie Morgan, RRT, ACCS, and Masina Scavuzzo, RN, BSN, CCTC.  Jointly provided with Pulmonary Fibrosis partners. 

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 16, 8 am – 12 noon
Location: University Center, University of Southern Indiana
Registration Fee: $60; $15 for students and community participants
Contact Hours: 3.5 for nurses and Indiana licensed health professionals. Application has been made for respiratory therapists from AARC

Course No. HPR820

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This one day program focuses on updating clinical pharmacology knowledge.   Appropriate for advance practice nurses in clinic and acute care settings, sessions will provide participants an opportunity to review new therapies entering the market during the past year, including a review of the pharmacology and clinical use of select new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from October 2014 to September 2015. Additionally, a review of the updated clinical guidelines for treatment of common chronic diseases will be provided. Trish Rippito-Freeman, PhD, RPh clinical associate professor and director of Professional Practice Programs at the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy will present the conference.  All contact hours apply for pharmacology continuing education requirements for the renewal of the advanced practice nurse prescriptive authority license in Indiana.

Date & Time: Friday, September 25, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $15 for undergraduate students, and $50 for graduate students until September 11; thereafter $125, $35 for undergraduate students, and $70 for graduate students
Contact Hours: 6.25 for nurses

Course Number: HPR809

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 The University of Southern Indiana will present Healing Touch Level I and Healing Touch Level II in October. A multi-level course of study, 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 health care.

 Each level will meet from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 18 at USI. Both levels are an approved course of study of the Healing Touch International. Inc. Healing Touch Certificate Program.



Course Number: HPR805

Instructed by Victoria Slater, Ph.D., RN, CHTI, HNC Healing Touch Level I is the first course in the study toward a certificate in Healing Touch. It 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.



Course Number: HPR806    

This is the second course in the study toward a certificate in Healing and is for students who have completed Level I and wish to increase breadth and depth in the study of Healing Touch. Instructed by Bonnie Johnson, MS, RN, CHTI, the content will include an intake interview, back techniques and a one-hour healing sequence. Emphasis in the experiential learning is on developing healing sequences for specific client needs.

 Nurses and massage therapists who attend the program will receive 18 contact hours. More information on Healing Touch can be found online.

Date & Time:Each level will meet from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 18.
Location: University Center
Registration Fee: Registration is $250 ($225 for AHNA or HRI members) per level when paid registrations are received by Friday, October 3. Thereafter, registration will be $325 ($300 for AHNA or HTI members).

Contact Hours: AHNA, NCBTMB, CA Board Registered Nursing: 18 contact hours  

Registrations can be completed online or by calling 812-464-1989 or 800-467-8600.

20th Annual Nursing and Health Professions Educator Conference                                 

This is a one-day conference for educators of health professionals in academic and healthcare settings to improve their educational methodology and teaching in their current practice. The morning sessions on redefining the role of testing in education and how to use learning goals to make the educational environment learner-centered will be presented by Douglas P. Larsen, M.D., M.Ed., Assistant Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics in the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Larsen will present activities and written test items that can be used for retrieval practice. In his second morning presentation, Dr. Larsen will describe the components of a model of self-regulated learning and identify the factors that influence self-regulated learning in clinical education. Oral and poster presentations selected from a Call for Abstracts will provide concurrent sessions on innovative teaching strategies, projects, or research in educating healthcare professionals. The conference will close with an interactive session on inter-professional simulation.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $15 for undergraduate students, and $50 for graduate students registering by October 7; thereafter, $125, $30 for undergraduate students, and $65 for graduate students. Click here for online registration form.
Contact Hours: TBA for nurses and for the following professionals  licensed in Indiana: social workers, health facility administrators, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and dental professionals

Call for Abstracts: Click here for Submission Guidelines and forms. Deadline for submission is May 11, 2015 by 11:59 p.m.

NO. HPR800

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PEP Rally: A Perinatal Conference

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 Georg’ann Cattelona, PhD, CD(DONA), LCCE, BDT(DONA), executive director of the Bloomington Area Birth Services, will explain how past sexual abuse can affect a woman’s perinatal experience.  The participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice techniques for supporting a survivor during birth and the immediate postpartum. Additional sessions will be provided on maternal diabetes, effects of maternal diabetes on the newborn, and breast cancer in the childbearing age woman. Hot Topics will be back again  to  present  short  sessions on topics of  great interest including centering pregnancy, breast feeding  in the  substance  abusing  mother, acreta after C-section and the fetal infant mortality review. Jointly-provided with the Perinatal Education Partners.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 28, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Location: University of Southern Indiana, University Center

Registration Fee: $90, $20 for undergraduate students, and $50 for graduate students if registering by October 14; thereafter, $105, $35 for full time students, and $65 for graduate  students. (Includes contact hours, lunch, and breaks.)

Contact Hours: 7 for nurses and social workers

Course Number: NO. HPR811


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