University of Southern Indiana

Spring Programs

Spring 2017                                                                              

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)

14th Annual Nursing Management and Leadership Conference 

Wednesday, April 5

The IONE Southwest District in conjunction with the University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions is presenting the 14th Annual Nursing Management and Leadership Conference on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, on the University of Southern Indiana campus. The one day educational program is designed to energize, nurture, and inspire nurse managers employed in a variety of workplace settings.  Up to 400 nurse managers and leaders participate in the event each year and we are expecting another successful conference this year.  The day will be presented by Ms. Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CSP, author, speaker, facilitator, and consultant.  With more than 30 years of business and healthcare experience, and as a Top 5 Healthcare Speaker, Ms. Hess provides inspirational and evidence-based strategies for workplace engagement and leadership development to organizations across the country.  Ms. Hess will present on the topic of Employee Engagement for the New Care Model: Straight Talk for Changing Times.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Hours: Up to 6 contact hours for nurses and health facility administrators

Course Number: HPR803



Wednesday, April 19

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.  Dr. Kevin McMullen, Medical Director and Radiation Oncologist with The Cancer Center at Columbus Regional Health, will be the keynote presenter.  A graduate of the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. McMullen will be presenting, “Advancing Cancer Survivorship Research”.  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.

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: 5.0 for nurses and health facility administrators

Course Number: HPR801



Friday, May 5

The Coalition of Advanced Practices Nurses of Indiana (CAPNI) Region 4 and the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions host this all day conference that will explore the most current assessment and treatment options for a variety of patient problems and populations.  Wendy Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN, is scheduled as the featured speaker. Ms. Wright is the owner of two, nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics in New Hampshire. Ms. Wright has been inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, is the nurse practitioner representative on her state Immunization Advisory Board, and has presented nationally on a variety of topics.  Ms. Wright’s presentations at the Symposium include a Radiology Workshop, Hypertension Management, Discussion of New and Upcoming Infections, and Laboratory Interpretation.  The day will also include two concurrent sessions offering a variety of topics from local experts. This is a very popular conference with family nurse practitioners and acute care nurse practitioners.

Date & Time: Friday, May 5, 2017
Location: University Center, University of Southern Indiana
Registration Fee: $105; $85 for CAPNI Members; $50 for graduate students and $20 for undergraduate students.  
After April 21, 2017:  $120; $100 for CAPNI Members; $65 for graduate student and $35 for undergraduate student

Contact Hours: Nurses and health facility administrators will receive up to 6.5 contact hours with submission of documentation of sessions attended and completed program evaluation. Includes up to 3.0 contact hours of pharmacology content offered,dependent on sessions attended.

Course Number: HPR809


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Thursday, May 11

Midwest Care Coordination Conference

The 22nd Annual Case Management/Midwest Care Coordination Conference includes all healthcare professionals who are involved in the transition and coordination of care. The topics of the 2017 conference will reflect this broadened scope. Dr. Juliet B. Ugarte Hopkins, MD, CHCQM, Physician Advisor with ProHealth Care, with a focus on Case Management, Utilization, and Clinical Documentation will present a keynote on Medicare Updates: What’s New in 2017.  The closing keynote, Karen Zander, RN, MS, CMAC, FAAN, President and CEO of the Center for Case Management, will present a topic on the MOON letter and close the conference with methods to help patients and families achieve self-management, using support systems, and rules for “living in the orange”.  Ms. Zander integrates her personal journey from waking up paralyzed to living a para-normal life.  A variety of concurrent sessions will be offered such as speakers from Guardianship Services of Southwest Indiana, SWIRCA & More, Qsource, Veterans Administration, Anthem, Community Health Worker Program, Evansville MD2U, ACCELERO, Southwest Behavioral, and Congressman Bucshon on legislative updates.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Location: University Center, University of Southern Indiana
Registration Fee: $105; $50 for graduate students and $15 for undergraduate students. After April 27, 2017:  $125; $70 for graduate student and $25 for undergraduate student

Course Number: HPR895

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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 17-19 

The annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) focuses on current, effective, alcohol and drug treatment. The two-day, inter-professional conference provides practical tools and groundbreaking information related to successful intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment.

The first day will feature, Mita M. Johnson, Ed.D., LAC, LPC, LMFT, MAC  who has an Ed.D in Counselor Education and Supervision, an MA in Counseling, and a BA in Biology.  She is a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed addiction counselor, along with earning national Master Addiction Counselor and Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional certifications. Dr. Johnson will present on Medication-Assisted Treatment. 

Day two will bring Dr. Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CADCIII, CATC-V, an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco, Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Serves, Addictions Recovery Center and Director of Research and Education of CNS Productions, Inc. He is a Lifetime Fellow of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics and has worked in this field for 50 years.  Dr. Inaba will present on the growing epidemic of opioid and heroin addiction.

The half-day session on day three will bring Dr. Donald P. Osborn, PhD, LMFT, LCSW, LMHC, LCAC, who is Director and Professor of the Graduate Clinical Addictions Counseling Program at Indiana Wesleyan University.  He is past National President of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the past Chair of the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission.  Dr. Osborn will present on the heritage and future for addiction counselors including the challenges and what the future holds for professionals in the addiction workforce.  Throughout day one and two, participants will choose from eleven additional afternoon concurrent sessions.

Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund Financial assistance in the form of a fully paid two-day conference registration will be awarded to two first-time Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies attendees based on financial need. To be considered for the award, submit: (a) a letter of request that provides why you want to attend, how it would benefit you professionally, an overview of your need for financial assistance; and (b) a letter of reference from a professional colleague or supervisor. Send both documents to Jennifer Hertel at by May 1, 2017. For more information, call Jennifer at 812-461-5463.


Date & Time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 17 - 19, 2017
Location: Health Professions Center, University of Southern Indiana

Course Number: HPR890

Registration Fee:

Register by May 3, 2016

 $315 for all three days
 $134 for Wednesday only
 $134 for Thursday only
 $75 for Friday only


 $140 for student for all three days
 $60 for student/Wednesday only
 $60 for student/Thursday only
 $35 for student/Friday only

After May 3, 2016

 $360 for all three days
 $149 for Wednesday only
 $149 for Thursday only
 $90 for Friday only


 $185 for student for all three days
 $75 for student/Wednesday only
 $75 for student/Thursday only
 $50 for student/Friday only

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