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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. Through a partnership study with Johnson & Johnson Foundation, Sigma is looking for frontline registered nurses to take up to 9 LinkedIn Learning leadership and management skills courses. The results of this study will help us better understand the value, relevance, and effectiveness of these courses in helping prepare nurses in their careers.

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

Content relates to issues nurses face

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 

Participant criteria

This is a research study that follows Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements.

Inclusion 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)  

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 begins 14 March 2022.

Starting 14 March 2022, participants will take up to nine (9) LinkedIn Learning courses and three Sigma courses:

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

Participants will have access to the program for 90 days. After finishing the courses, participants will be asked to provide feedback regarding the effectiveness of these courses.

Study details

  • Your participation is voluntary, and you may refuse to answer or exit the study at any time and end your participation.
  • There is no cost to participate in this study.
  • Your answers will be kept confidential by the study team and the reports of this study will not include any information that could identify you.
  • Only the study team will have access to the study files. The study team members will report study data in the aggregate.