University of Southern Indiana

Spring Programs

Spring 2017                                                                              

March 9, 2017, Heart of Cardiovascular Nursing Conference

March 6-10, 2017, SANE Training                                                                     

March 11 & 12, 2017, Healing Touch Workshops                                              

April 5, 2017, 14th Annual Nursing Leadership                                                   

April 19, 2017, 21st Annual Research and Healthcare Issues Conference            

May 5, 2017, 19th Annual Advanced Practice Nursing Symposium                         

May 11, 2017, 22nd Annual Midwest Care Coordination Conference                         

May 17, 18 & 19, 2017, 34th Annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS)


This conference will provide an environment to disseminate research, evidence based practice and performance improvement among healthcare disciplines. The attendee will have an opportunity to learn about strategies to improve patient care and health care systems, through the keynote presentation and juried oral and poster presentations, as well as network with other professionals who are interested in promoting quality patient care. The learner outcome of this program is to prepare health professionals to implement effective research and evidence-based healthcare strategies and practices in their individual professional practice and their organization.

Call for abstracts deadline is November 29, 2016. Web link

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: University of Southern Indiana, University Center, Carter Hall

Registration Fee: $105, $15 for undergraduate students, and $50 for graduate students registering by April 5; thereafter, $120, $30 for undergraduate students, and $65 for graduate students. (Includes lunch for full pay registration)

Contact Hours: TBA for nurses and health facility administrators

Course Number: HPR801


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.

Nurses enrolled in the five-day SANE Training also must complete an online self-study (February 13-March 1) prior to the training.

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. SANE trained nurses must follow specific protocols in the care and examination of sexual assault victims to preserve evidence and ensure chain of custody.

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 6-10, 2017, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST)

Registration Fee: $200 for nurses for all 5 days & self-study; $100 for all 5 days for non-nurses, if registering by February 13. Thereafter, $300 for nurses for all 5 days & self-study; $150 for non-nurses for all 5 days. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials and continuing education credit.

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Contact Hours: 42 for nurses

Course Number:  HPR850

HEALING TOUCH LEVEL 1                                                                          

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 anyone interested in energy healing and specifically helpful for nurses, physicians, and all health care practitioners. The program 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: Victoria E. Slater, PhD, RN, CHTI, HNC
Date & Time: Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
                     Sunday, March 12, 9 a.m. -6 p.m.
Location: University Center
Registration Fee: $250, ($225 for AHNA or HTI member), if paying by March 3; thereafter $325 ($300 for AHNA or HTI member)
Contact Hours: 18 for nurses and massage therapists
Course Number: HPR805

HEALING TOUCH LEVEL 2                                                                                                                           

This is the second course for students who have completed Level I and wish to increase breadth and depth in the study of Healing Touch. 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.

Instructor: Bonnie Johnson, MS, RN, CHTI
Date & Time: Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
                          Sunday, March 12, 9 a.m. -6 p.m.
Location: University Center
Registration Fee: $250, ($225 for AHNA or HTI member), if paying by March 3; thereafter $325 ($300 for AHNA or HTI member)
Contact Hours: 17.5 for nurses and massage therapists
Course Number: HPR806

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