University of Southern Indiana

Spring Programs


12th Annual Nursing Leadership Conference

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


19th  Annual Research Evidence-Based Practice, and Performance Improvement in Healthcare Conference

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

Course Number: HPR801


The Midwest Care Coordination Conference

The 21st Annual Case Management Conference is for healthcare professionals who are involved in the transition and coordination of care. The day will open with patient advocate, activist, artist, speaker and author, Regina Holliday, providing insight regarding the patient experience. Following her morning keynote address, Ms. Holliday will paint her impressions of what she hears at the conference by creating a picture from the patient view and presenting her work in the closing session.  Concurrent  sessions will  focus on care coordination. Joint Provider is Tri-State Case Manager’s Network.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 7, 8 a.m to 4:15 p.m.
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $80, $25 for graduate students, and $15 for undergraduate students until April 24; thereafter $95; $40 for graduate students; and $25 for undergraduate students. Includes lunch & refreshments.

Contact Hours: 5.75 for nurses, social workers, certified case managers, and health facility administrators. Organizations providing approval.

Course Number: HPR895



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 17th Annual Advanced Practice Nursing Symposium

This annual symposium will focus on topics of interests to advanced practice nurses in ambulatory and acute care settings.  Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of two nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics within New Hampshire named: Wright & Associates Family Healthcare @ Amherst and @ Concord. In addition, she is a Partner with Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company. She is the Past President of NPACE and the Senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates. Ms. Wright will present four plenary sessions on topics including dermatology across the life span,  top  new  medications, and laboratory interpretation,    

Six plenary sessions will include mental health topics, menopause and hormonal replacement presented by Anne Moore, DNP, and other current areas of interest of nurse practitioners. This program is jointly provided with the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses (CAPNI) Region 4. For information regarding CAPNI membership, go to

Date & Time: Friday, May 8, 7:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $85 for CAPNI Region 4 members, $20 for undergraduate students and $50 for graduate students, if registering by April 24; thereafter, $120, $100 for CAPNI Region 4 members, $35 for undergraduate students and $65 for graduate students
Contact Hours: 6.25 for nurses and health facility administrators
Course Number: HPR809

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32nd Annual Institute For Alcohol and Drug Studies                                      

New this year, the annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) expands to 2 ½ days focusing on current, effective alcohol and drug treatment. This inter-professional conference provides practical tools and ground-breaking information related to successful intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment.

 The first day morning plenary features, Robert J. Ackerman, PhD, professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort and co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and the editor of Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. Dr. Ackerman has become internationally known for his work with families and children of all ages. His 3 ½ hour morning keynote will focus on chemical  dependency and the family using a strength based model  for  treatment  and  recovery followed by concurrent  sessions  on appreciating gender  differences  in treatment  of  adolescents and young  adults and  the seven  habits  of  a  highly successful  prevention  programs. 

 Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, will present the second day morning plenary on It’s the Relationship that Heals: A New Perspective on Evidence Based Practice, followed by concurrent  sessions  on dancing  mindfulness and guided imagery. Dr. Marich  is founder of Mindful Ohio and the Institute for  Creative  Mindfulness where she specializes in addiction treatment (chemical & behavioral), PTSD/issues related to abuse and trauma, performance enhancement, dissociative disorders, spiritual issues (including recovery from spiritual abuse), cross-cultural issues, consultation/mentoring, grief/loss, and group therapy. 

 The last day of the Institute, Reverend Leo Booth, a Unity minister, and an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and trainer on all aspects of spirituality and recovery from depression, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and low self-esteem will provide half of the morning on Dynamics of Spirituality and Recovery and the second half of the morning on Who Takes Care of the Care-givers: Self Care. A Certified Addictions Counselor, Rev. Leo speaks at many National and International conferences, plus churches of all denominations. In addition to specific in-services and lectures on religious addiction and abuse, Rev. Leo presents workshops, lectures, and training on a broad spectrum of issues to a variety of organizations and institutions.

Additional concurrent sessions will provide information on trends in use of illegal substances, ethics, HIV/AIDS and other topics of current interest.

Date & Time: Wednesday & Thursday, May 13 & 14, 8 am to 5 pm; Friday, May 15, 8 am to 12 noon.
Location: Health Professions Center
Registration Fee: $134 for Wednesday or Thursday only, $60 for Friday only, $300 for all three days, $50 for students for Wednesday or Thursday only, $25 for Friday, $120 for students for all three  days, if  registering  by April 29; thereafter, fees are increased by $15 per day. (Includes lunch on day one and two, breaks, and CE certificate)
Contact Hours: Application for continuing education submitted to IAAP, IAODAPCA, ICAADA,NAADAC, NASW, Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Kentucky
Board of Examiners of Psychology, nursing, and health facility administrator.
Contact Hours: Up to 14.5 for Wednesday and Thursday, 3.5 for Friday
Course Number: HPR890

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