Sigma Webinars

At Sigma, we're committed to sharing knowledge, resources, and tips with nurses across the globe. We're proud to provide these upcoming webinars to all nurses.

Register for upcoming webinars (sorted by date).

24 September 2020, 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. EDT

Nursing Leadership Through the Time of COVID-19

Just five months following the State of the World’s Nursing Report release, nurses and nursing organizations are dealing with the global game changer that is COVID-19. The pandemic has impacted nurses, nursing organizations, and nursing practice worldwide.

As part of the policy dialogue following the SOWN Report, the World Health Organization, the International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now, and Sigma Nursing will host a free webinar illuminating multiple perspectives on leadership during COVID-19.

Nursing Leadership Through the Time of COVID-19 will include four separate panel discussions on the challenges and lessons learned during COVID-19, question and answer sessions, and a concluding conversation.
• ICN will feature leaders of national nursing organizations;
• Nursing Now will showcase young and early career nurses;
• Sigma will present nurses in practice from different global regions; and
• The WHO will highlight leaders in nursing policy

Registration is free but limited to 1,000 participants.

Note: No CNE offered.

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24 September 2020, 9:00 p.m. EDT

Preparing Students for the Next Generation of NCLEX (NGN) with Clinical Judgment

This webinar is designed to familiarize clinical faculty with the Next Generation of NCLEX licensing exam and to discuss instruction methods clinical faculty can use to promote student success in preparing for the NGN.

This webinar is a part of our QSEN Webinar Series.

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7 October 2020, 7:00 p.m. EDT

You, the United Nations, and the Sustainable Development Goals

Now more than ever it is apparent that nurses are natural healthcare leaders and a fundamental link in using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve health and decrease disparities. Join our United Nations Liaisons and Youth Representatives to learn about what Sigma is doing at the United Nations with special emphasis on SDG 3, Good Health and Well-Being and SDG 5, Gender Equality. They will discuss how you can get involved locally and globally, and how to translate the SDGs into your practice. 

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8 October 2020- 12 November 2020

NPD Café Series

You have dedicated your career to the development of others, now it's your turn. Welcome to the NPD Café, a six week live webinar series presented by ANPD and Sigma. Each webinar offers a unique opportunity to take time to focus on your own professional development. For 1 hour a week, create the space you need to fill your professional cup. Be prepared to settle in for self-reflection and professional growth, which will ultimately make you a better resource for your teams. See below for individual webinar details and webinar registration!

This webinar series is co-presented with ANPD. There is a US $99  charge for attending this six week webinar series.

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8 October 2020 noon EDT

NPD Café: Harvest Your Professional Development Plan

This webinar explores how you can harvest a robust professional development plan—for yourself!

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD. There is a US $35 charge for attending this webinar.

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15 October 2020 noon EDT

NPD Café: Perk Up Your CV/Resume

This webinar provides you with the ingredients you need to develop a strong, full-bodied, curriculum vitae.

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD. There is a US $35 charge for attending this webinar.

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22 October 2020 noon EDT

NPD Café: Brew Your Best Professional Portfolio

This webinar explores the what, where, why, and how to brew your best professional portfolio.

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD. There is a US $35 charge for attending this webinar.

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29 October 2020 noon EDT

NPD Café: Filter Through Scholarly Dissemination

This webinar filters through where and how to disseminate your scholarly work. 

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD. There is a US $35 charge for attending this webinar.

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5 November 2020 noon EDT

NPD Café: Fill Your Cup with Self-Care

This webinar identifies self-care strategies to fill your personal and professional cup.

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD. There is a US $35 charge for attending this webinar.

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12 November 2020 noon EDT

NPD Café: The Perfect Blend—Advocacy, Outcomes, and ROI

This webinar reveals the recipe for the perfect blend of advocacy, demonstrating outcomes, and return on investment (ROI).

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD. There is a US $35 charge for attending this webinar.

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20 October 2020 8:00 PM EDT

Professional Identity in Nursing: Conceptual Model, Development of New Knowledge

Professional Identity in Nursing is a “sense of oneself, and in relationship with others, that is influenced by characteristics, norms, and values of the nursing discipline, resulting in an individual thinking, acting, and feeling like a nurse.” This session will explore the development of a conceptual model for professional identity development and how this conceptual model contributes to the development of knowledge and research priorities for professional identity.

This webinar is part of our Professional Identity in Nursing webinar series co-presented with the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing.

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27 October 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Exploring NCLEX Content With Test Strategies and Practice Questions Part 1

This webinar will focus on content that has the highest percentage chance of showing up on your examination. NCLEX expert Dr. Lois Marshall will discuss the use of her unique strategies of "Linking" and "Conceptualization" to assist you in "making the most of what you know" as you prepare for success on the NCLEX. She will also provide questions and strategies specific for content areas that are being discussed.

Note: No CNE offered

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Listen to recordings of our previous webinars on Nursing Centered.

February 2020

Nursing in a Changing Climate: A Call to Action

This webinar was a part of Sigma’s Climate and Health Webinar Series with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE).

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February 2020

Health Sector Solutions to Address Climate Change

This webinar was a part of Sigma’s Climate and Health Webinar Series with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE).

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February 2020

Exemplars of Nursing Leadership on Climate Change and Health

This webinar was a part of Sigma’s Climate and Health Webinar Series with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE).

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March 2020

Ethical dilemmas facing nurses during the Coronavirus Crisis: Addressing moral distress

This webinar will discuss the ethical dilemmas and self-care strategies to support each other in times of moral distress.

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March 2020

Communication tips for nurses supporting seriously ill patients, families, and communities during the Coronavirus

The webinar offers tips and communication skills that will help nurses lead the way in providing quality, compassionate care for those seriously ill with COVID-19 and their families.

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April 2020

Building Bridges of Hope over Roaring Waters: Educating During a Crisis

Participants will reflect upon recent losses, explore mechanisms for prioritizing competing demands, and discuss methods for fostering resilience during this time of uncertainty.

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April 2020

Graduating During a Pandemic: Navigating the Unknown

Participants will reflect upon their recent losses and explore mechanisms to prepare for their journey entering into professional practice.

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April 2020

Nursing School During a Pandemic: Navigating the Unknown

Strategies for prioritizing competing concerns will be presented to help promote continued academic success in the months ahead.

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April 2020

COVID-19: Public Health Ethical Guidance for Nurses

This webinar will provide participants with an ethical framework for reflecting on and responding to challenging issues likely to evolve during the pandemic.

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April 2020

COVID-19: What Are Our Professional and Ethical Obligations to Patients and Ourselves?

Two nurse bioethicists, Drs. Ulrich and Grady, will discuss these issues and dialogue with the audience on the most pressing ethical concerns nurses are facing during this unprecedented time in our global community.

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April 2020

Expecting the Unexpected: Transition to Practice in the Time of COVID-19

The purpose of this webinar is to explore transition to practice expectations for our new graduates during this pandemic―from licensure and job prospects to orientation and residencies.

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April 2020

Nurturing the Emotional Well-Being of Our Caregivers During the COVID-19 Response

The emotional scars left by this pandemic will be felt for years to come.  Our primary focus as healthcare leaders will eventually shift from the physical safety aspect of care to an empathic emotional approach to recovery for all caregivers involved in the pandemic response.  This presentation will provide a three step approach to ensuring emotional agility, giving you easy to use steps to not only care for yourself but also care for those who have dedicated themselves to care for their patients during this very difficult time.

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May 2020

COVID-19: Staying Positive When Surrounded by Negativity

As nurses we often hear and see the worst. This has been intensified in the time of COVID-19. How do you keep positive when your colleagues are negative saying "I can't take it anymore," or "I'm so tired of this place," or even worse, "I'm quitting."? This panel will discuss way to remain positive and even thrive among the bad or negative attitudes of others.

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May 2020

Infuse Joy: A Call to Action in Healthcare

Join Sigma President Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, as we launch the celebration of International Nurses Day with a webinar presentation on his Presidential Call to Action: Infuse Joy and its connection to three essential elements – the ABCs – that promote joy: Awareness, Balance & Purpose, and Co-creation. In the nursing profession and as Sigma members, we are well positioned to infuse joy into practice in clinical, educational, administrative, research, and policy settings.

This webinar is sponsored by Wambi.

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May 2020

COVID-19: Pearls and Pitfalls of Virtual Programming

Are you going virtual with your nursing programming? Innovative and creative ways to develop engaging virtual programs. Learn best practices for working with virtual planning teams, setting an agenda, choosing a platform, preparing presenters, introduction and transitioning throughout the event, and debriefing.

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May 2020

Promoting Resilience: Mindful Practice

Learn how challenging times impact the individual, some of the science behind stress, and strategies nurses can use in practice and beyond

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD.

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May 2020

Promoting Resilience: Storytelling Rounds

Learn how challenging times impact the individual, some of the science behind stress, and strategies nurses can use in practice and beyond. 

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD.

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May 2020

Promoting Resilience: The Power of Song

Learn how to leverage music as a coping strategy through sharing and processing songs that bring us comfort, using music assisted relaxation techniques, and engaging in purposeful listening to meaningful live music.

This webinar is co-presented with ANPD.

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May 2020

What Do We Teach Our Daughters? Nurses, Women, and Prosperity

Nurses, 90% of whom are women, and women in general, comprise the foundation of healthcare within many communities. They provide care and sustain communities through challenging and prosperous times. Their daughters often follow in their footsteps with knowledge learned from their mothers. Yet access to resources and information about resource management, crucial to economic empowerment/prosperity for women is frequently not provided or taught, generation to generation. To mobilize transformative leadership within communities based on gender equity we must ensure that women have access to resources, as well as the knowledge and tools critical to their effective management.

This webinar is co-presented with Jhpiego.

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May 2020

Strategies to Prepare for the Certified Clinical Nurse Educator Exam (CNEcl)

This webinar is designed to help the participants learn about the aspects of the CNEcl exam and how to prepare for this exam.

This webinar is a part of our QSEN Webinar Series.

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June 2020

Exploring NCLEX Content with Embedded Linking and Conceptualization 

This webinar will focus on content that has the highest percentage chance of showing up on your examination. NCLEX expert Dr. Lois Marshall will discuss the use of her unique strategies of "Linking" and "Conceptualization" to assist you in "making the most of what you know" as you prepare for success on the NCLEX. She will also provide questions and strategies specific for content areas that are being discussed. 

Note: No CNE offered

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June 2020

Tips and Tricks: Keeping Students Engaged in an Online Environment 

Online learning environments provide the unique benefit of extending educational access to students at any time and place.  However, there are numerous challenges related to thoughtful engagement of students, assessment of learning, and more. Many educators are needing to transition to virtual learning. This presentation provides tips and tricks for delivering a high-quality online learning experience. 

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June 2020

Replenish at Work: Micro-Restorative Practices to Promote Well-being

Identify how an integrative approach to well-being improves awareness of self-care and self-care practices for nurses. Components of mindful awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-compassion will be discussed, followed by experiential Micro-Restorative practices which can be incorporated into the workday to relieve stress and promote caregiver well-being.

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June 2020

Transitioning into Practice: Myths vs. Reality

As a new nursing graduate and/ or nurse in your first year of practice, you may be bombarded by a lot of information re: licensure exams (NCLEX), getting your first job from resumes to interviews, and so much more. Friends, classmates, family, other nurses and more will give you their opinions and “truth” about these topic, as well as expectations of you and clinical practice, what you know and do not know, how to fit in, and yes, the impact of COVID-19 on your new career.  You often do not know who or what to believe. This interactive webinar will give you an opportunity to ask your questions and get fact-based answers from two seasoned expert nurse educators. Their expertise spans career development, NCLEX, clinical practice roles and environments for new nurse graduates/nurses and more. 

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June 2020

Nursing: A Pathway to Empowerment for Women

Nursing remains a highly gendered profession and 90% of the nursing workforce are women (State of the World’s Nursing 2020). Strengthening and focusing health systems around primary health care (PHC) is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and universal health coverage.  Nurses are leading PHC and, as health is a prerequisite to achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals are the common thread through which all SDGs can be realized.  This session explores how women can achieve economic empowerment through a nursing education and career, and be leaders for social justice and equity.

This webinar is co-presented with the International Council of Nurses.

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June 2020

Tips and Tricks: Engaging Students in Virtual Clinicals

Virtual Clinical Simulation is increasingly being implemented to support nursing students in meeting the learning outcomes for courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. This presentation provides helpful strategies to plan or enhance virtual clinical simulation experiences for nursing students in various degree programs. 

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June 2020

Overcoming Barriers in Students’ Electronic Documentation

This webinar will discuss the barriers that students and faculty face in clinical regarding access and documentation in the electronic health record and medication administration record.

This webinar is a part of our QSEN Webinar Series.

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June 2020

Nurses Drawdown - A New Nursing Community for Climate Solutions

Join us for an inspiring webinar describing the newly-launched project called Nurses Drawdown. Nurses have always known that the best way to prevent needless suffering and disease is through strong and effective public and population health. As recent events have shown, to help prevent future pandemics we need a healthy planet that supports healthy people. Nurses Drawdown is an evidenced-based tool for nurses to engage in climate solutions and is a community of nurses from around the world who are working together to make our planet one that supports a healthier future for all.

This webinar is co-presented with the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments.

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July 2020

Exploring NCLEX Content with Embedded Linking and Conceptualization: A Continuation of Practice

This webinar will focus on content that has the highest percentage chance of showing up on your examination. NCLEX expert Dr. Lois Marshall will discuss the use of her unique strategies of "Linking" and "Conceptualization" to assist you in "making the most of what you know" as you prepare for success on the NCLEX. She will also provide questions and strategies specific for content areas that are being discussed.

Note: No CNE offered

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July 2020

Designing Students' First Clinical Day of Orientation

This webinar is designed to help clinical faculty prepare for their first clinical day to prepare students to be safe and prepared for their clinical rotation.

This webinar is a part of our QSEN Webinar Series.

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August 2020

Exploring NCLEX Content With Test Strategies, Embedded Linking, Conceptualization, and Practice Questions

This webinar will focus on content that has the highest percentage chance of showing up on your examination. NCLEX expert Dr. Lois Marshall will discuss the use of her unique strategies of "Linking" and "Conceptualization" to assist you in "making the most of what you know" as you prepare for success on the NCLEX. She will also provide questions and strategies specific for content areas that are being discussed.

 

Note: No CNE offered.

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August 2020

Ensuring Licensure and Accreditation for the School of Nursing: the Role of Clinical Faculty

This webinar is designed as an introduction for clinical faculty to the processes that are generally followed to ensure licensing and accreditation of Schools of Nursing. The focus will be on the elements most related to the work of clinical faculty who teach in undergraduate nursing programs.

This webinar is a part of our QSEN Webinar Series.

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September 2020

Exploring NCLEX Content With Test Strategies, Embedded Linking, Conceptualization, and Practice Questions

This webinar will focus on content that has the highest percentage chance of showing up on your examination. NCLEX expert Dr. Lois Marshall will discuss the use of her unique strategies of "Linking" and "Conceptualization" to assist you in "making the most of what you know" as you prepare for success on the NCLEX. She will also provide questions and strategies specific for content areas that are being discussed.

Note: No CNE offered.

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September 2020

Professional Identity in Nursing: Background & Introduction: What is it, State of the Science

Professional Identity in Nursing is a “sense of oneself, and in relationship with others, that is influenced by characteristics, norms, and values of the nursing discipline, resulting in an individual thinking, acting, and feeling like a nurse.” This session will discuss the development an action plan for naming and shaping professional identity formation in nursing practice, education and policy that includes competencies, essential elements, and exemplars to foster professional identity formation in nursing based on the best available evidence.

This webinar is part of our Professional Identity in Nursing webinar series co-presented with the International Society for Professional Identity in Nursing.

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