Sigma is no longer accepting applications for the Nurse Empowerment Program. Please email to be notified when the program opens again. 

Build your resume and help advance nursing by taking free leadership and nursing courses

As nurses, we understand that patient care is of utmost importance. While it’s vital to stay up to date on the latest trends and evidence, it’s also important to grow our personal development skills. Developing these skills help us prepare for difficult situations, collaborate with our peers, and ultimately advocate for change in the workplace.

At Sigma, we believe you can be a leader at any stage of your career, regardless if you’re in a formal leadership role or not. Sigma, through support from Johnson & Johnson Foundation, is offering a virtual training program to help make this growth possible. We are looking for frontline registered nurses to take up to 9 LinkedIn Learning leadership and management skills courses.

Participants will also receive complimentary nursing and healthcare focused content from Sigma (online courses and/or e-books) to accompany the LinkedIn Learning courses. Some of this content will be eligible for nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) contact hours. Participants are eligible to receive up to 17.6 NCPD contact hours for completing the content.  (Note: The LinkedIn Learning courses will not be eligible for NCPD credit.)


Johnson & Johnson Foundation

Participant criteria

Participants must: 

  • Work as a registered nurse in a clinical setting in the United States or Canada

  • Be fluent in the English language

BSN and Sigma membership are NOT required 

Content topics

Sigma has worked closely with Johnson & Johnson Foundation to ensure the curriculum relates to important challenges and opportunities that frontline nurses experience. Courses will address the following eight competencies: 
•    Leadership development 
•    Effective communication skills 
•    Dealing with conflict 
•    Healthy work environments 
•    Diversity 
•    Change management 
•    Team science
•    Resilience 

Process, time commitment, and timeline

Participants must complete the registration form in order to participate. We anticipate the LinkedIn Learning courses will take eight and a half (8.5) hours and the additional NCPD activities will take 17.6 hours. Participants who complete all of these NCPD activities will receive 17.6 NCPD contact hours.

The program is open now and applications are available until 23 May 2023. Participants will have access to the program until 31 May 2023.

Participants will take up to nine (9) LinkedIn Learning courses and three Sigma courses:

Note: As a Nurse Empowerment Program participant, access to these courses will be provided at no cost. 

Participants will also receive free online access to Critical Conversations in the Workplace and Take Charge of Your Nursing Career, Second Edition

Sigma is no longer accepting applications for the Nurse Empowerment Program. Please email to be notified when the program opens again. 

Additional program details

  • Your participation is voluntary.
  • There is no cost to participate in this program.
  • You will be asked to complete some questionnaires prior to and after the program to assist us with improving the program. This is not required; you may choose to skip the questionnaires and still have access to the program. 
  • All feedback will be kept confidential, and the reports of this program will not include any information that could identify you.