Education in your own time and place
All of our certificate programs are delivered to the learner over the Internet. Online learning allows participants to "attend class" any time of day or night during the program dates. Program faculty are experienced online teachers and are very knowledgeable about the topics they cover. Nationally known clinical practitioners who are experts in their field have contributed to program development and remain available to respond to questions posed by course participants. The program schedule provides flexibility and the convenience of learning in one's own home or office.
Meet the Certificate Programs staff.
- Karen Jones
- Sharri Herriott
- Michelle Woodburn
- Jane Swartz
- Richard Wire
Use your mouse to roll over the names above and read about members of the Certificate Programs team.
The Certificate Programs department is located in the College of Nursing and Health Professions on the University of Southern Indiana campus. The department offers conveninet, flexible continuing education opportunities for nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals worldwide.
Karen Jones RNC, MSN
Director Certificate Programs
I am the Director of Special Projects for the College of Nursing and Health Professions. My responsibilities include management of our professional development team and oversight of the Certificate Programs. We are committed to fulfilling the lifelong learning obligation espoused in our mission statement by providing important, evidence based disease management programs for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. The combined years of technology, distance education, and faculty expertise of our team creates an excellent opportunity to obtain the best in online continuing education. I strive to maintain my own obligation to lifelong learning while ensuring the learning needs of health professionals everywhere are fulfilled with the highest quality online education available.
Sharri Herriott AS
I am the Certificate Programs Assistant for the College of Nursing and Health Professions. My responsibilities are varied but some include coordinating program registrations, processing fee submissions, evaluating completion requirements, distributing certificates once program requirements have been met and all routine departmental tasks. Once students have registered, I am available to assist with issues they may have regarding access to program sites or with questions associated with Blackboard. As a member of the Certificate Programs team, I am committed to making each encounter, with participants, as friendly and positive as possible. I strive to make individuals successful by providing the assistance they need to meet educational goals.
Michelle L. Woodburn, MPSA
I am the Assistant Director of Special Projects for the College of Nursing and Health Professions. We are committed to offering high quality, timely, convenient programs for a variety of working professionals. My responsibilities include the management of our Certificate Programs, professional development, marketing, as well as the design of new continuing education programs. I am responsible for enhancing courses we offer, by utilizing technology to engage the learners online educational experience. American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) guidelines are utilized for development of all certificate programs.
Jane Swartz MSN, RN
I serve as program manager for the anticoagulation therapy management, lipid management, and heart failure programs. These programs are provided with instructional support from health care providers who work in these patient areas. The program content continually strives to provide the latest information on current patient standards based on evidence based research. USI attracts health care providers such as nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists throughout the world who work in these service areas. These on-line choices have been utilized as continuing education or preparation for certification examinations. If taking an education program on-line makes you tentative, please recognize that we understand and will work with you to provide a positive experience. I look forward to helping you meet your education goals.
The Certificate Programs department is located in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. As a member of the Certificate Programs team I provide technical support for the programs offered by the department. Other responsibilities include assisting with the customization and adaptation of existing programs, providing hardware and software support, assisting with functionality issues, and performing testing to insure ease of usability. I am committed to providing learners the best technical experience possible and work with other members of the team to make that happen.
The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Program was developed to provide nurses, employed in rural area hospitals, access to continuing education. The goal of the program is twofold; first, to provide opportunities for nurses to earn continuing education credit and secondly, to offer support for nursing professional development. In addition to greater access to continuing education, critical access hospital nurses will have an opportunity to work with nurse educators to develop and present evidence based practice concepts to other critical access hospital nurses in their region.
The University of Southern Indiana, College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The University of Southern Indiana (USI) School of Nursing and Health Professions works closely with the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance to offer several online continuing pharmacy education (CPE) programs. The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance (IPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Refer to the course descriptions to determine if the course includes CPE and review the requirements.
Conflict of Interest
In compliance with the conflict of interest policy of the Commission on Continuing Medical Education of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the authors and editors disclose financial or personal relationships with pharmaceutical or medical equipment companies that may affect their contribution to the development of the program. Disclosure does not suggest bias, but provides registrants with information relevant to evaluation of program content. This information is available for review upon request.