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The Diabetes Certificate Program is an interactive continuing education program designed to provide physicians, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills essential to the health of all diabetic patients. The program consists of six modules and is designed to be completed in six weeks. Each module includes reading assignments, study questions, case studies, and test questions. Learners interact with practitioners and faculty who are expert in the area of Diabetes Management.
This program is designed for English-speaking nurses, office managers, pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals interested in the concepts and practices of Diabetes Management.
Instruction will include the following content:
- Pathophysiology of glucose metabolism and diabetes disease state
- Acute Complications
- Chronic Complications
- Oral medications
- Injectible medications
- Diabetes management issues
- Plan of care involving activity, stress, sick days, and monitoring.
- Describe pathophysiology, classification, and diagnosis of diabetes mellitus
- Discuss the acute and chronic complications of the patient diagnosed with diabetes mellitus
- Discuss oral pharmacotherapy and insulin therapy
- Describe the non-pharmacological therapies associated with diabetes mellitus, including activity, risk reduction, and problem solving/coping
- Discuss nutrition and other lifestyle behaviors essential to management of diabetes mellitus
- Formulate effective teaching plans for the patient diagnosed with diabetes mellitus
Featuring an "Ask the Expert" Session
National experts will be available to answer your most challenging Diabetes Management questions.
This 6 week course is offered two times a year.
Offering dates for 2013: February 11 (registration deadline January 25) and August 12 (registration deadline July 26).
Offering dates for 2014: February 10 (registration deadline January 24) and August 11 (registration deadline July 25).
We reserve the right to cancel any offering due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified well in advance if this occurs.
For more schedule information, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or e-mail email@example.com
The enrollment fee for this program is $500 and includes Internet instruction, handouts, study guide and a comprehensive exam (the textbook is not included). Partial refunds are available until the start of the class. An additional $96.00 charge will be added for pharmacists requesting contact hours. Continuing education credit will be available to pharmacists beginning with the April 3rd course offerings. NOTE: Pharmacists requesting CEs must request them during registration.
Information on the textbook will be forwarded upon registration.
The textbooks are not included in the cost of the program.
A $25 administrative fee will be charged prior to the start of the class if the
registration fee has been paid.
On or after the start date of the class there will be no refund.
Call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH
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A combination of delivery methods are used to facilitate learner and faculty communication including:
Provides on-line instructor-prepared materials and course assignments. Internet resources are used as an integral part of the instruction.
Allows learners to interact with faculty and other course participants.
Allows learners to freely interact on an individual or group level with other learners and faculty.
Faculty will be available by telephone to assist learners.
Computer Requirements and Suggestions
If using a personal computer, it is recommended that the computer have Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, or Mac OS X 10.6 or newer. For compatibility, you will want to have access to Microsoft Office 2013, Office 2010, or Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. In some cases, Office 365 may be sufficient. For some course content, you will also need Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player and/or Windows Media Player (Macs should use Flip4Mac WMV Components for QuickTime). Additionally, a broadband Internet connection would be very beneficial; AOL is not recommended. Lastly, if your course uses the Blackboard e-Learning platform, you may wish to verify that you have a compatible web browser.
If your computer is more than 6 years old or does not meet the requirements for running one the above versions of Microsoft Office (Windows system requirements / Mac system requirements), you may want to consider purchasing a new computer.
- Kelly Dugger, PharmD
- Cindy Head
- Tracy Kinner, RN, FNP-BC, NP-C, DNP
- Janet Meyers, RN, MSN, CDE, CWCN. CFCN, CNE
- Peggy Graul, MSN, RN
- Janet Oakley, RN, MSN
- Carol Rassmussen, BSN, RN, CDE, CPT
- Cynthia Rosalis, PharmD
- Ann White, PhD, RN
The program has six modules. Each module includes reading assignments, study questions, case studies, and test questions. Learners interact with practitioners and faculty who are expert in the area of case management. A comprehensive examination will be administered at the end of the six-week program.
The convenience of on-line instruction allows the participant to "attend" class at any hour or day of the week during the 6 week period. Participants will learn from experts in the area of diabetes management and have the opportunity to network with other course participants from across the country. Internet instruction provides an opportunity for personal interaction with course faculty while providing the comfort of learning in your own home or office.
A Continuing Education Certificate will be awarded following successful completion of study guide questions, an online comprehensive examination (with a passing score of 70% or higher), and submission of a course evaluation. Certificates will be mailed within approximately 30 days after the completion of the course.
Nurses will receive 48 contact hours.
The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions, Evansville, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Indiana State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #13378.
The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants will receive 48 contact hours or 4.8 CEU's for successful completion of this program. CE statements of credit will be distributed upon completion of the program. ACPE Universal Program Number 0120-9999-12-203-H04-P. Initial Release Date: 01/01/09. Expiration Date: 12/23/14. There is an additional $96.00 charge for pharmacists requesting contact hours. NOTE: Pharmacists requesting CEs must request them during registration. This is a knowledge-based program activity.