Enhancing Sigma's global reach, impact, and participation within the global healthcare community.

In pursuit of this purpose, Global Initiatives will focus on five key strategies:


Global Expansion
By establishing a regional presence in targeted areas, Sigma will engage more  audiences  that can support expansion of the organization, identify potential  partners, and pursue opportunities to host programs and events in collaboration with mission-related global  meetings in various regions. 

The Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing & Midwifery (GAPFON®) was convened by Sigma to bring together global nurse and midwife leaders in a collaborative effort to address global healthcare challenges – specifically those that hinge on nurses and midwives for success. GAPFON seeks to participate in and influence health policy, leadership and practice, education, and the global health agenda; provide evidence on the value of nursing and midwifery; and advance toward achieving global healthcare for all.

 peopleicon Relationship Building - Sigma will establish and build relationships with key government, healthcare, and education leaders in global regions to support the mission of the organization. Sigma was granted UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) consultative status and will work to support the global Sustainable Development Goals. Sigma will continue to engage with other global organizations and societies, such as the World Health Organization and others provided below, in efforts that support Sigma's mission.
 engagementicon Member Engagement - Sigma will work closely with members around the world to identify current and prospective opportunities to develop and/or engage in various programs and events related to leadership, education, scholarship, policy, practice, and service.

Member Growth -To support member growth, Sigma will develop a global and dynamic educational standards and equivalencies database to support the establishment of  developing honor societies and enhance the engagement of new members worldwide.