University of Southern Indiana

  • AHEC Scholars
    subheading titleApply to be an AHEC Scholar!

    Designed to give health professions students a deeper understanding of rural and urban healthcare. Learn more ...

  • Indiana SANE Training Project
    subheading titleIndiana SANE Training Project

    Provide advanced nursing education to increase the number of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs). Learn more ...

  • Legislative Breakfast
    subheading titleLegislative Breakfast

    An opportunity for elected officials and AHEC Advisory Board members to learn about AHEC's work in rural and underserved communities.

  • Go Viral (1)
    subheading titleGo Viral

    SWI-AHEC partners with the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center for the Go Viral camp, where students learn to be "disease detectives." Learn more ...

  • CNA Program
    subheading titleCNA Program

    SWI-AHEC partnered with the Southwestern Indiana Health Services Academy to develop a Certified Nursing Assistant Program. Learn more about the CNA Program.

Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center

News and Announcements:

Article published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing

Angela Morris, Sarah Goletz and Jane Friona are co-authors of an article, "Indiana Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training Initiative: Positive Impacts for Medical Forensic Care," that was published online in the Journal of Forensic Nursing on March 8, 2022. Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center, hosted in the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions, coordinates the Indiana SANE Training Project which provides educational opportunities for nurses and healthcare professionals to improve care for victims of sexual assault and abuse throughout Indiana.

Friona is the Executive Director of Southwest Indiana AHEC, and Morris, a forensic nurse, is Coordinator of the Indiana SANE Training Project. A third co-author, Sarah Goletz, serves as a consultant on the Project.

Full text of the article can be accessed here:

Learn more about the Indiana SANE Training Project.

Apply now to be an AHEC Scholar!

“I highly encourage anyone planning to practice in a medically-underserved or rural area to consider joining and becoming the best provider possible for your future patients!”
– University of Evansville student

photo of UE studentApplications are currently being accepted for the AHEC Scholars Program. AHEC Scholars is a community healthcare fellowship program that prepares students in the final two years of an accredited health professions program to more effectively enter the health professions workforce.

Applicants should have a strong interest in providing care to those living in rural and medically-underserved communities across Indiana.

For details, visit the AHEC Scholars web page

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