Virtual Mini Academy: Evidence to Practice


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Applications close on 5 April 2023.

Learn more about Sigma's virtual mini academy focused on evidence to practice

The Sigma Virtual Mini Academy: Evidence to Practice is a six-week, peer-mentored program focused on supporting clinical nurses as they interpret and move evidence into their practice. Academy Scholars will access academic databases to identify nursing research and or evidence-based practice articles to apply newly acquired knowledge related to principles of scholarly inquiry, methods, and implications of findings.  

The Virtual Mini Academy: Evidence to Practice will focus on the following objectives:

The Sigma Virtual Mini Academy: Evidence to Practice supports the acquisition of foundational skills necessary to interpret key concepts, methods, and results from scholarly literature reports. The six-week academy features blended learning education and incorporates searching scholarly databases for practice-related literature for evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on weighing the strength of the evidence. 

Upon completion of the academy, the Scholar will: 

  • Perceive an increase in understanding of key concepts, methods, and results of nursing research and or evidence-based practice reports 

  • Review a minimum of one scholarly evidence-based practice or research article and make a determination for potential inclusion into practice based on the strength of the evidence presented 

  • Identify at least one perceived barrier to evidence/research utilization and at least one strategy for addressing and potentially moving beyond the barrier 

Virtual Mini Academy: Evidence to Practice

The Sigma Virtual Mini Academy: Evidence to Practice will meet weekly on Fridays on the following dates at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.

  • 7 April 2023
  • 14 April 2023
  • 21 April 2023
  • 28 April 2023
  • 5 May 2023
  • 12 May 2023

Interested in joining a different cohort?
Applications for the next cohort will open in August 2023

Fees and Anticipated Costs

There is a one-time fee listed below:

Active Sigma Members: US $50
Non-Sigma Members: US $150

What is the difference between Virtual Academy and the Virtual Mini Academy?

The Sigma Virtual Academy and the Sigma Virtual Mini Academy are both held over Zoom; however, there are a few important differences.

  • The Virtual Mini Academy takes place over six (6) weeks and is a more intense curriculum.
  • The Virtual Mini Academy is designed for working practice professional that are looking to develop their skills to advance professionally.

Interested in joining our next cohort?

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