Conferences & Institutes

Conferences and institutes

Learn from and with local and national nursing leaders through conferences, seminars, and webinars.

Currently, we offer most events via online. Whether you’re online or in-person, events offer opportunities to get hands-on experience, discuss current and emerging issues in nursing, and gain valuable experience to skill-up in your nursing career.

Available programs:

Nurse Aide Instructor and Program Director Training

The Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training Seminar (NAPDITS) is a train-the-trainer program for both program directors and program instructors of the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program in the state of Indiana.

Please visit the State Department of Health website for information about eligibility and qualifications to serve as instructors or program directors in either program. Attendance at this training does not automatically qualify an individual to serve in these roles.

ISDH Nurse Aide Program Instructor and Director Information

Any questions about the qualifications required to serve as program director (RN) or designated instructor (RN or LPN) should be directed to the Indiana State Department of Health contacts listed on their website.

This seminar is offered in two parts. Both parts are required to successfully complete the training. Part one is a one-day, in-person training via Zoom on the day listed on the registration page. Part two is an online self-study course that will take an average computer user about 3-4 hours to complete.

Learners will have approximately 10 days to complete the online self-study requirement. Registration for the program is limited. Advance registration is required.

All sessions include two required parts: a live session (held via Zoom) on date listed below, in addition to an online assignment found in our learning management system, Canvas.

The next session is scheduled for October 5, 2022.

All sessions will be held via Zoom. Access information will be sent at the end of the week prior to the workshop date. Make sure to test your computer for Zoom prior to registering/attending—see Prepare for Seminar area for instructions.

The online assignment will be completed via Canvas, the IU learning management system. Registrants will receive further instructions about Canvas access after registering.

Day-of registrations are not accepted.

Nurse Aide Program Director and Instructor Training sessions: $299

Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration. Advanced registration is required.

For questions about payment (only), email Melissa Kocia or phone at 812-855-4224.

Get information on our cancellation, refund, and transfer policies.

This seminar is conducted by Indiana University School of Nursing personnel and representatives from the Indiana State Board of Health Division of Health Care Education & Quality.

Faculty subject to change without notice.

Contact hours will be calculated based upon the length of the Zoom session.

To receive contact hours, you must attend part one (in-person via Zoom), complete part two satisfactorily (online), and submit the seminar evaluation.

Registration for October 5th is now open.

Payment by credit card is required at registration. Advanced registration is required.

Contact us if reasonable accommodations are needed. To be considered, accommodation requests must be submitted in writing at least five business days prior to the event.

Register

Your registration confirmation email contains important instructions regarding setting up your guest account for access to the Canvas learning management system. Please read carefully and complete this process as soon as possible to avoid delay in accessing the online portion of the course.

Registrants will be added to the Canvas course site the day prior to the workshop.

Prior to the session, check your network connections, audio, and video in Zoom by visiting the Zoom test room

The week before the live (Zoom) portion, handouts will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the registration form. Participants should save the handouts on a device/laptop to use during the workshop and, if desired, print handouts; no handouts are provided.

Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) Program Director Training

During the Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) Program Director training course, you will review program operational standards to be used in the development and presentation of an educational program for QMAs. You will learn adult learning concepts, teaching strategies, and assessment of learning as applied to the standards.

Goals of the training:

  • Use knowledge of the operational standards to develop, present, and evaluate a QMA education program
  • Apply adult learning principles
  • Identify tools and techniques to be used to assess learning

September 1, 2022: QMA Program Director Training* live via Zoom, plus required online activity in Canvas, the learning management system.

Participants will complete the required online activity within 2 weeks of the workshop unless they are exempt due to previous completion (since 2013) of the Nurse Aide Instructor course at Indiana University School of Nursing.

Advance registration is required and enrollment is limited. A minimum of 10 registrants is required for the session to be held.

*see fees for online activity exemption criteria

You must be a registered nurse (RN) currently licensed and practicing in the state of Indiana and have:

  • A minimum of two years of licensed nurse experience including at least one year in the provision of long-term care facility services
  • Documented proof of completion of an ISDH-approved training course (the QMA Program Director Training meets this requirement)
  • A letter of approval from the ISDH prior to beginning the QMA program (after attending the QMA Program Director Training, you'll apply to ISDH and receive the letter of approval)

If you have questions about the qualifications required to develop and teach the QMA Training course or for a complete list of minimum qualifications, contact the ISDH at 317-233-7445.

Get more information about QMA programs

The in-person session will be held via Zoom. Access information will be sent prior to the workshop date. Make sure to test your computer for Zoom prior to registering/attending—see Prepare for Seminar area for instructions.

Online assignment will be completed via Canvas, the IU learning management system. Registrants will receive further instructions about Canvas access following the in-person Zoom session.

Day-of registrations are not accepted.

Other notes about the Zoom session:

  • You must log in and be present for the entire session to receive credit for attending.
  • We cannot provide any technical assistance to individuals having connection, audio, or other problems during this workshop.
  • All participants’ video & audio will be muted, but Q&A will be available via a typed question submission process.
  • If there are problems immediately prior to or during the session, we will communicate with you using the email that is on record for registration, so please be sure you use an email that you can access at that time if needed.

  • $299 - full course fee for QMA Program Director Training, or
  • $199 - fee for those who are pre-approved as exempt from the online requirement for this course. Exemption is based upon taking the Nurse Aide Instructor course with online adult learning modules through IU School of Nursing since 2013. To request an exemption and discounted rate, you must email us with your name and the month & year you completed the Nurse Aide Instructor course at IU School of Nursing to receive instructions about receiving the discount. Those approved for exemption will not need to complete the online activity in Canvas for the registered session. Refunds will not be provided if the request is not submitted prior to registration.

Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration and must be received before placement in the course can be guaranteed. Get information on our cancellation, refund, and transfer policies.

Registration for this course is currently closed.

PRIOR TO REGISTERING: Please review the exemption option (see the Fees section) for individuals who have completed the Nurse Aide Instructor course at IU School of Nursing since 2013.

 

Your registration confirmation email contains important instructions regarding setting up your guest account for access to the Canvas learning management system. Please read carefully and complete this process as soon as possible to avoid delay in accessing the course.

Registrants will be added to the Canvas course site the day prior to the workshop.

Prior to the session, check your network connections, audio, and video in Zoom by visiting the Zoom test room.

The week before the live (Zoom) workshop, handouts will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the registration form. Participants should save the handouts on a device/laptop to use during the workshop and, if desired, print handouts; no handouts are provided.

Using grounded theory in your research: Concepts and application intensive

2023 dates TBA

This two-day intensive provides you with an overview of the methods of grounded theory research within the context of its origins, history, and philosophical foundations.

The session is applicable to professionals and students in the health and social sciences within the IU system as well as from other universities or organizations.

Attendees receive a didactic lecture on the tenets of grounded theory, an opportunity to frame a research question in their area of interest, a discussion of how to develop a grounded theory proposal, hands-on coding activities, and an activity focused on the critique of grounded theory research.

Participants must be able to attend both days of the intensive. Single day registration or participation is not permitted.

Photo of Claire Burke Draucker
Claire Draucker, PhD, RN, APRN, FAAN, Angela Barron McBride Endowed Professorship in Mental Health Nursing, Indiana University School of Nursing

Dr. Draucker’s program of research has focused on how men and women heal from interpersonal violence throughout the lifespan. Dr. Draucker also has conducted research on pathways to mental healthcare for adolescents who experience mental health concerns and serves as a qualitative methods expert on a number of mixed-methods interventional studies. She has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health for studies that have used grounded theory methods. Dr. Draucker has received numerous awards for her work, receiving the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Senior Scientist award in 2013, and in July 2019 she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Recent attendees said...

“The speaker is very experienced in GT and open to share her works.”

“Dr. Draucker was wonderful; she led an interactive course that was challenging and enlightening.”

“She turned every question into an opportunity to teach.”

“I appreciated the dialogue from my fellow students as well as the camaraderie...Dr. Draucker helped lead the group to the right conclusions.”

“(Workshop was) directly applicable to my research question.”

“(I) have been able to better mentor students in selecting courses and methods that might more appropriately match their research interests.”

Grounded theory is a qualitative research method that uses participant narratives to construct theoretical frameworks that explicate common psychosocial processes by which persons respond to or manage health, social, or organizational challenges.

Grounded theory is used in a wide variety of disciplines such as nursing, medicine, social work, business, education, and the social sciences to guide research on the dynamic ways in which persons and organizations respond to real-world problems. The findings of grounded theory studies often provide foundational information needed to develop psychosocial health interventions, promote strategies of social change, and initiate changes in organization practices.

Early Bird: $550

Full Price: $650

Non-IU Student*: $450

IU Rate (student or employee): $350

*To receive the non-IU student rate, please email us with proof of current status as a student enrolled in degree-seeking program at an academic institution PRIOR to registering.

To receive the IU rate, please email us from your IU email address to inquire about the discounted rate PRIOR to registering.

Payment in full by credit card is due at the time of registration. Internal transfer is accepted for IU faculty/staff only. On-site payment is not accepted. For questions about payment (only), email Melissa Kocias or phone 812-855-4224.

Get information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies.

Contact Hours: 13.5

Attendance at all of the institute sessions and the completion of the institute evaluation is required.

If interested in taking this course for academic credit, please contact a graduate advisor in the School of Nursing.

Registration for the 2023 institute is not yet available. We typically start registration 2 weeks before the start date of the course.

Please note, this registration page is for continuing education credits, NOT academic credit. If you are interested in taking this course for academic credit, please contact a graduate advisor or call 317-274-2806 for more information.